Texas Buddies Take Monster 460 Pound Hog with a Knife

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  1. by MAX SLOWIK on AUGUST 3, 2020

    Two friends, Colton Roberts, 20, and Nathan Wright, 17, were hunting hogs for a local farmer in Proctor, Texas, when the pair landed a major catch: a 460-pound boar, and maybe new careers.

    The two were hunting with dogs and were able to catch and kill three wild pigs that day. All three were taken using knives.

    “He called us saying, ‘Hey, we got a bunch of hogs that’s tearing up our land. We got a bunch of money,'” Wright told ABC. “We pulled up about 6:30 that morning, turned the dogs loose and started hunting.”

    The pair used dogs to corner the largest boar. Roberts jumped the monster pig and grabbed its legs while Wright got the boar with his knife.

    Feral hogs cause tremendous amounts of damage to Texas and many other neighboring states. They eat crops and break fences and harm buildings which leads to lost animals and other issues.

    Read more at: https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/...as-buddies-monster-460-pound-feral-hog-knife/
     
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  2. I wonder if this story is true. If it is true I think they are crazy. I'd want no less than a .308 Winchester long gun taking a wild pig of that size.
     
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  3. histed

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    AMEN, Brudda!! I do know, however, that wild hogs are hunted with knives and/or spears in some areas. Had a students coupla years back went to Georgia and killed a nice boar with a spear. Not this fat old man - maybe a muzzleloader from a tree stand, but I'd prefer an M60 on the ground
     
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  4. Think1st

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    I think @greg_r uses a knife to kill the hogs his dogs corner. I don't have space to keep dogs, so I just use a .44 Magnum and try to wait for them in a likely spot.
     
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  5. OldOutlaw

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    Yep, greg_r uses a knife at times for hogs. Seems quite a few of the hunters with dogs do it that way.
     
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  6. greg_r

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    Yep, we stick em. Once the dogs have them down by the head, you can pick their back feet up off the ground. You can trundle them around like a wheelbarrow then. While the dogs and your partner have the pig under control, you can slip the blade behind the ribs into the heart.

    that said, we just shoot the ones we think are big enough to give the catch dogs trouble. Don’t want my dogs getting hurt. And I have never seen a 460 pound feral pig. Most are under 200 pounds. Only seen a few larger than that. Pigs just don’t normally get that big by rooting grubs and such. Not like they do eating sweet feed.

    Just to be clear, the kill is anti-climatic. The dogs have the pig under control before the humans step in.
     
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  7. histed

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    I'm wondering if it was a domestic that got loose. We raised hogs when I was at home and (long story) had a couple big bores get loose one fall. My little brother ended up shooting both of them during deer season. They were much bigger than 200#, but they had been farm raised
     
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  8. TNTRAILERTRASH

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    I only hunted hogs a few times. Rex brought a Tekna dive knife. He forgot it in the truck. I gave him a POS Pakistani lock blade that wouldn't hold an edge. 3" blade. Piggy dressed out at about 90lbs.
     
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  9. greg_r

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    This^^^^^is what I was thinking when I heard the story.

    What else I thought was....I’m fat, old, and have a gimpy leg. It ain’t hard.
     
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  10. greg_r

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    @TNTRAILERTRASH I hate to admit it, but I have used an Old Hickory Sticker, the bayonet off my FR8, my Oak Level Custom, and the GLOCK field knife. The GLOCK knife is the best (don’t tell anyone I said that!
     
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  11. TNTRAILERTRASH

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    It's a knife you can get away with it. I'm guessing it isn't one of the knives with the root saw on it?
     
  12. greg_r

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    Yes, it has the root saw. Thought it would cause problems, but it slides out (and in) easily.
     
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  13. Think1st

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    That narrow profile is the key. I saw a product a guy was making that allowed you to mount a Mosin Nagant bayonet onto a knife-like handle. Now, THAT would certainly slide in easily.
     
  14. I killed a deer with a beer bottle. :)
     
  15. SWAGA

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    Lemme guess, you drank it then hit it with your car.
     
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  16. No, hit the deer with the bottle thrown out of the truck window about 4 am.
    Hit her in the head and knocked her down and stunned her. I jumped out and shot her with a pistol, threw her in the back of the truck and hauled ass.
    This was back when I was young and did stupid shit.
     
  17. greg_r

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    So you really killed the deer with a pistol. ;)

    A buddy of mine caught a doe once. Sort of. Was able to grab a doe that was by the road as they were driving by, was able to go out the window and catch it. The doe effed him up pretty bad. Cut him up with its hooves.
     
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  18. TNTRAILERTRASH

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    15+ years ago a woman hit a doe in broad daylight in Bellview on the West side of Nashville. Came in through the windshield and kicked the woman to death.
     
  19. Dragonbreath

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    A family member of mine, killed a deer with a baseball bat. He was still in high school and was following one of the Female teachers down the road right after school let out. She hit the deer with her car and broke its rear legs. He ended up using the bat to put the deer out of its misery. Then took it home a dressed it out.
     
  20. TNTRAILERTRASH

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    Leaving work the other night there was a big doe in the yard. She was right next to the street. 8yds from me. I could have taken her out with a LCPII. I just said "hello momma" how are you this evening." There was 2 others 200ft back. They have little fear as they are in the city limits of Murfreesboro. I saw a tiny greyish looking coyote over near there at dusk too.