This is a discussion on This incident required a sidearm within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by HotGuns I carry a big Bowie too. It wont run out. I usually carry the Buck 119. I like this brand and ...
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I've been wanting to go wild boar hunting for a while, so I'm glad this story was posted. It makes me think that my .223 AR15 with a 9mm sidearm aren't the best weapons for this job.
What's the smallest handgun caliber that would work on a wild boar, and what type of bullet (hollow point, FMJ, etc.)?
In our little county in central Texas we have young men who hunt wild hogs bare handed. They use Pit Bull mix dogs to chase the hogs and go in and catch the hogs by hand. I believe that this is about as close to being dumb as I have seen. One young man had 20 something stitches in his wrist and I ask him why he was chasing hogs and catching them by hand, he said he did not know but that it was a lot of fun.
Bore hogs grow all their life's and can get very huge. A man in our area killed a 800# bore not far from where we live. Hogs are smart and very good fighters with great courage and low center of gravity and will charge a enemy with great speed and strength. If they ever get you down they can easily kill you and then eat you.
In our brushy area if I were to hunt hogs I would use a 12 gauge with slugs or buckshot backed up by a high caliber handgun.
There was a guy in my church when I was a kid that was a shut in because of a disease he got while butchering hogs as a young man. He shot the hog & went into the pen to finish it off with a knife and it gored him. The hog's blood got in his blood stream and caused him to get a very rare blood disease that eventually killed him.
I have an old friend who did a lot of boar hunting, and had one attack him by surprise...... missed his shot with the rifle... but always carried a .44 Mag revolver for just these reasons. And, a couple of times... the .44 Mag saved his hide.
BRUCELLA SUIS INFECTION IN PHILADELPHIA. A SURVEY OF HOG FEVER AND ASYMPTOMATIC BRUCELLOSIS -- HEINEMAN and DZIAMSKI 103 (1): 88 -- American Journal of Epidemiology
BRUCELLA SUIS INFECTION IN PHILADELPHIA. A SURVEY OF HOG FEVER AND ASYMPTOMATIC BRUCELLOSIS1
HERBERT S. HEINEMAN2 and IRENE M DZIAMSKI
2Reprint requests to Dr Heineman, Philadelphia General Hospital, 700 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Examination of hospital and public health records revealed 19 cases of brucellosis diagnosed in Philadelphia between 1968 and 1972. A serologic survey at Philadelphia's largest hog-processing plant, however, indicated infection in 39% of workers. If extrapolated industry-wide, the total would be several hundred in Philadelphia. The infection is usually unrecognized or asymptomatic, since men were active in physically demanding jobs with agglutinin titers in excess of 1:6000. Overt illness, usually first diagnosed after weeks of incapacity, responded readily to tetracycline therapy. Although clinical manifestations are nonspecific, attention to occupational history should quickly lead to the diagnosis. It is emphasized that any hog-processing plant, wherever located, is potentially a reservoir of brucellosis. Prolonged morbidity and loss of production time might be avoided if physicians were more alert to this infection. Agglutinins in possibly significant titers were also found in a small fraction of persons without identifiable exposure.
Brucella suis; brucellosis; hog fever
1From the Department of Clinical Pathology, Philadelphia General Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
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A friend of mine in Texas told me she'd never hunt the hogs around there with her .243...she said it'd just piss them off. Looks like she might be right.
And to make a 350 yd(?) shot with one...I don't know what the guy was thinking.
Glad he made it out ok though. Hope he learned a lesson from it.
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Both wild and feral hogs are the only animals that are just born with a very bad attitude, you cannot be too careful around them; a 357 or 44mag is a must for a backup weapon just in case.
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