Category: Shooting


Pizza Delivery Man Attacked, Then Shoots Would-Be Robber

 

 

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” They messed with the wrong pizza guy.

  A gang of robbers attacked a pizza deliveryman just before 10:30 p.m. Monday as he brought food to a house in the 400 block of Cornwall Avenue, near Erie County Medical Center.

  In the front hallway of the house, one of the robbers, who wore a mask and had a brown hoodie pulled over his face, hit the pizza man on the head with a hammer, according to police. The masked man also displayed what appeared to be a gun, police said.

  But then, the delivery man told investigators, he pulled out his own handgun and fired a shot, striking the masked man. The rest of the gang scattered.

  DeJuan Coleman, 18, of Deerfield Avenue, was under police guard at ECMC in fair condition Tuesday, recuperating from gunshot wounds to the upper right arm and abdomen. He has been charged with first-degree robbery.

  The pizza deliveryman, whose name is being withheld by Buffalo police for safety reasons, was treated for head cuts and bruises as well as a left hand injury suffered in the robbery attempt. Police said his gun was properly registered.”

 

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Alleged Threat Of Violence At Auburn University For April 16

 

 

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” A threat to “unleash a rampage of Biblical proportion” was found scrawled on a men’s room wall in the library of Auburn University on Tuesday night. The message said that the violence would occur on April 16, 2014, seven years to the day after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, which took 33 lives.

  Campus officials have sent out an alert saying, “While no immediate threat has been substantiated, police presence has and will be increased in and around the campus of Auburn University.”

  According to The Plainsman, a student news outlet, pre-med student Caleb Mason found the message about three weeks ago in the Haley Center, and called police. Per their request, Mason sent a picture of the message. There was apparently some confusion about where exactly the threat was located, and Caleb didn’t hear anything back from authorities, until Tuesday night.

   If you need to report suspicious activity, contact the City of Auburn Police Department at (334) 501-3100 or call 911.”

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Target Shooting In America

 

 

 

Millions Of Shooters , Billions Of Dollars

 

 

 

    This report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation provides fascinating reading . The number of shooters as well as the money and time spent at the range boggles the mind and should give pause to those who think that gun enthusiasts are a group to be ignored and trampled upon .

 

 

 

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” Whether it’s religiously practiced at a range or shooting club each week or participated as an occasional weekend activity in the countryside with friends, millions of Americans go target shooting each year. In fact, more Americans target shoot each year than the number of people who live in the entire state of Florida or New York. Target shooters may be having fun afield with each shot at a clay pigeon or paper target, but with each outing, they are also part of an economic force at work. In fact, their activities generate $9.9 billion in spending each year through the purchase of shooting-specific products and services and create hundreds of thousands of jobs directly associated with the sale and manufacture of those goods and the provision of those services. As such, target shooting provides fun and enjoyment for millions of Americans, but ultimately benefits millions more through its positive economic impact.”

 

 

 

Just take a look at these numbers …

 

 

Target Shooters

 

 

 

” Target shooting comes in many forms. Participants shoot to test their skills and prepare for competition, hone their defensive abilities, test their marksmanship with new loads and optics or to simply have fun!Just like owning multiple tools to perform different jobs, many target shooters own more than one firearm, each with a particular use or purpose. With 65 percent of all target shooters, rifles are the most often used firearm. Handguns follow closely behind. Shotguns are used by 48 percent of all participants with muzzleloaders used by 18 percent of the shooting public. Although more target shooters use rifles, handgun users actually spend more days shooting, in part due to greater availability of indoor ranges in urban areas where more people live. Participation in target shooting by state roughly parallels each state’s population. Even in largely urban areas, people are keen to try their hand with firearms. Despite restrictions that can make target shooting activities difficult to enjoy, target shooting remains extremely popular and continues to grow everywhere.”

 

 

    Target shooting generates incredible amounts of revenue for businesses both firearm related and others as well as creating hundreds of thousands of jobs .

 

 

Target Shooting Expenditures

 

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Weekend Violence Leaves Four Dead, 37 Wounded

 

 

Chicago Shootings

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” A 24-year-old man shot in West Pullman Sunday night was at least the 37th person shot in a violent three-day stretch in Chicago.

  Four people were killed on the first weekend of the year to feature a stretch of warm weather, and the violence began as the school day ended on the warm Friday afternoon when a teenage girl, Gakira Barnes, was fatally shot in Woodlawn.

  In the 2-1/2 days between those two shootings, three people were killed and 36 other people were wounded in shootings.”

 

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March The Second Biggest Month For NICS Background Checks

 

 

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” March was the third biggest month for firearm background check numbers in the National Instant Criminal Background Check systems history, according to numbers release by the FBI. That number changes when data is adjusted, Guns.com reports.

  According to the data, across the country 2,488,842 total background checks were performed  in March 2014, which is up by about 200,000 from one year ago and by about 400,000 from February.

  Additionally, March 2014 had three of the 10 highest number of checks in a single day, and the first two weeks of the month ranked in the top 10 for highest weeks for gun background checks. “

However, if the raw number is adjusted by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases, it actually becomes the second highest March in NICS history, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry’s lobby. […] “

Thanks to the Free Beacon

Cops: Winter Haven Homeowner Fatally Shot Intruder

 

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” A Winter Haven homeowner shot and killed an intruder who broke into his family’s home Monday morning, police said.

  Homeowner Luis A. Pena, 54, first fired a warning shot to deter the burglar, but the man continued to work his way through the back door of the home on Lake Marianna Drive.

  The intruder — identified as 40-year-old Mitchell G. Large — charged at Pena, who shot the man in the torso at least once, police said.

  Pena’s family also armed themselves with guns to ward off the intruder, police said.”

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National Association For Gun Rights Is Giving Away Two Tavor SAR’s

In .223 – Enter To Win

 

 

Tavor Giveaway

 

” NAGR is giving away TWO brand new Tavor SAR .223 equipped with an Aimpoint H1 sight and Timney trigger assembly [Valued at $2,600 Each]!

  Yet another gun Obama and his gun-grabbers want to take away. But you cannot be ONE of TWO grand prize winners unless you sign up below.

  All entries must be submitted by 5 PM EST on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. The winner will be announced via email the following day.”

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Army Admits Fort Hood Shooter Was On Psychiatric Drugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley acknowledged that Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez was taking psychiatric medication before the shooting, underscoring yet again the clear and consistent connection between mass shooting incidents and SSRI drugs.

“ Was he on any sort of medications….SSRI’s, anti-depressants, anything of that nature,” an Infowars reporter asked Milley, to which the General responded, “He was on medications that’s correct.”

  In a subsequent report, officials also admitted that Lopez had been prescribed Ambien, a sleeping pill associated with accidents and aggressive outbursts.

  34-year-old Lopez, who shot dead three colleagues and injured 16 others before turning the gun on himself, returned from Iraq suffering from “mental problems,” according to officials.

  The obvious link between psychiatric drugs and violent outbursts is a common theme that crops up in almost every mass shooting incident, yet the media is routinely loathe to make the connection.

  After it emerged that Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis “had been treated…. by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems,” the press showed little interest in discovering what drugs Alexis had been taking. The only medication currently offered by the VA for mental problems are SSRI drugs.

  Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was also taking anti-depressant drugs when he massacred 16 Afghan civilians in 2012. SSRI medication, which is known to cause violent outbursts, is routinely used to treat PTSD, which goes some way to explain why there are so many stories about both active duty and returning troops carrying out acts of inexplicable violence on a regular basis.”

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6-Year-Old Boy Is A SEAL For A Day At Missouri Training Center

 

 

 

 

 

” Mason Rudder peppered bullets from a fully automatic M4 rifle into a car, charged through a field while firing an AR-15, and helped build and set off a wall bomb that blew the door off a building.

  Though Mason is no war hero, he got to feel like one Sunday. He is 6 years old and dreams of joining the Navy SEALs.”

 

 

MASON RUDDER SEAL

 

 

” Mason’s parents, George and Suzanne Rudder, former St. Louis County residents who now live near Kansas City, surprised Mason for his birthday by driving across the state to a tactical training center near Farmington, Mo., to shoot and train with a former member of the Navy SEALs.

“ He didn’t know until today,” said Suzanne Rudder, 36. “I think he was just stunned when we got here.”

  Mason was born with a genetic disorder (Escobar syndrome) that causes limited movement and a decreased range of motion, his parents say. Mason is about 3½ feet tall and weighs just 32 pounds. Mason’s sister, Haley, 7, also has the disorder; their brother, Collin, 9, does not.”

 

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New 3-D Printed Ammo To End Ammo Drought

 

 

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” 4.1.2014, Palermo, Italy – Italian 3D-printing startup, Brachia Caeli Industries (BCI) announced today at a press conference that it had successfully printed fully functional centerfire ammunition. This comes on the heels of December’s congressional ruling that the Undetectable Firearms Act (UFA), which bans guns not visible to metal detectors or x-ray scanners, does not apply to 3-D printed arms.”

 

 

     We could find no reference to the “start-up” anywhere but Brachia Caeli translates from the Latin to “Arms of Heaven” and we have been unable to determine whether this is an April Fool’s story or not but Guns.com has the details .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Sniper In Afghanistan Kills Six Taliban With One Bullet

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” A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt.
  The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast.
  The incident in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan happened in December but has only now been disclosed as Britain moves towards the withdrawal of all combat soldiers by the end of the year.”       L115A3.A2X0

” It is understood the L/Cpl was using an L115A3 gun, the Army’s most powerful sniper weapon.”

” Lt Col Richard Slack, commanding officer of 9/12 Royal Lancers, said the unnamed sharpshooter prevented a major attack by the Taliban, as a second suicide vest packed with 20kg (44lbs) of explosives was found nearby.
  The same sniper, with his first shot on the tour of duty, killed a Taliban machine-gunner from 1,465 yards (1,340m).”
Read more at The Telegraph and see below for some background on the L115A3 rifle deployed by the Coldstream Guards .

L115A3 Long Range Rifle

” The L115A3 long range rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle that is chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. The L115A3 was introduced as part of the Sniper System Improvement Programme (SSIP), with the first weapons being fielded by 16 Air Assault Brigade in Helmand in 2008. It largely replaces the L96 and L115A1 sniper rifles previously fielded by UK forces. The L115A3 is manufactured by Accuracy International. Among its features are:

  • chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum (8.59mm) with an effective range of +1,100 meters
  • stainless steel, fluted, 686mm barrel
  • Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II day scope with 25x magnification.
  • Sniper Thermal Imaging Capability (STIC) night scope mounted forward of the day scope allows for target acquisition at night / low-light conditions
  • The weapon can be fitted with a suppressor in order to reduce muzzle flash and noise signature.
  • The stock folds which makes the weapon easier to carry in a backpack.
  • Adjustable cheek-pieces, a stabilizing monopod and an adjustable bipod for improved shooting ergonomics
  • 5-round box magazine “
           For those of you long-range shooters who are drooling over the prospect of adding the “finest .338 sniper rifle in the world” to your collection be prepared to plunk down $35k or more if you can find one . Sure would be a nice addition to anyone’s safe .
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Exclusive: Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers In Kiev

 

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” The first crack of a sniper’s round in Kiev’s Independence Square came shortly after nine o’clock on the morning of February 20 and the last about seven hours later at around four o’clock in the afternoon drawing to a close the bloodiest day in what had been a months-long struggle to oust Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych.

  Many of the 53 people slain died from clean shots to the head or neck—telltale wounds inflicted by expert marksmen; while others were gunned down at closer quarters by less expert assassins armed with AK-47 assault rifles.

  Most of the photographs accompanying this article were taken on February 20, and they appear to reveal the truth about who carried out the shootings in Independence Square on that day—a fateful one for both Ukraine and for Europe, which suddenly witnessed the continent’s worst political violence of the 21st century. The pictures shared exclusively with The Daily Beast show members of a crack anti-terrorist unit known as the Alfa Team in the courtyard of the headquarters of Ukraine’s feared state security service, the SBU, preparing themselves for battle. The agency’s seven-story headquarters occupies an entire city block and is just three streets from the Maidan.”

 

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Police: Victim Shoots Home Invader In North Beaver

 

 

 

 

” A man fought back against a home invasion by three men, one of whom was shot during the violent confrontation early Friday morning.

  State police believe the wounded intruder ran through some nearby woods to flee the crime scene in North Beaver Township, Lawrence County. He later turned up at a hospital and was flown to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh for surgery.

  The incident happened around 2 a.m. at a home on Hillsville Road in a very quiet part of town, close to the border of Bessemer Borough.

  Police believe the men broke into the house, and a resident inside was pistol-whipped. The victim was then able to grab a rifle and fire back at the suspects, hitting one of them in the chest.”

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ID Released Of Man Fatally Shot By Broward Deputy

 

 

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” The Broward Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified Deosaran Maharaj as the man fatally shot by a deputy after a woman reported that she was threatened by a man with a machete.

  She pointed out the man and his white Chevy Silverado pickup truck at a nearby Marathon gas station and convenience store, according to the Sheriff’s Office.  The truck was carrying a load of coconuts in its bed.”

 

 

   Mr Maharaj was in his truck and posing no threat as he drove away … whereupon Deputy Yesbeck pursued the deceased and pulled him over …

 

 

” Maharaj failed to comply with the commands of Deputy Paul Yesbeck to show his hands and get on the ground, the agency said. When Maharaj began rifling through his truck, Yesbeck fired multiple shots, at least one of which was fatal, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

     During the traffic stop the slain driver at no time displayed any aggressive moves towards the Deputy nor , according to the story , did Deputy Yesbeck ever even see any type of weapon let alone be threatened with one . Yet the mere gesture of reaching back into the cab of the truck , granted , one of numerous mistakes made by the late Mr Maharaj , yet that lone move away from the officer was reason enough to apply deadly force ? 

 

   Was this all a misunderstanding ? Was a man killed by police unnecessarily ? We can’t say what was going through Mr Maharaj’s mind and we’ll never know . Some pertinent questions that leap to mind are ; “How well did the man speak English? ” “Could the woman who started this whole affair have misunderstood what happened between herself and the victim ? ” “Was the man just reaching for his ID?” , Trying to get back in the car , where he should have stayed in the first place ? “

 

   Given what we know from this small article , and the fact that police nationwide have adopted the “officer safety before public service” policy , we are inclined to think of this shooting as another case of an innocent citizen gunned down in cold blood by the police state .

 

 

” Maharaj, who neighbors said used a machete to break open the coconuts he sold, was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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Anonymous Press Release Operation Albuquerque

 

 

 

 

Published on Mar 25, 2014

” TheAnonPress Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheAnonPress88
Transcript: http://pastebin.com/V7cJYsai

  Greetings city of Albuquerque, we are Anonymous. Recently, a video has been released to the public which shows Albuquerque Police Officers murdering a man in cold blood for ‘illegally camping’. This man, which was schizophrenic, obviously had no intention of hurting these police officers, on the contrary, this man looks as if he is simply attempting to protect himself from visually fierce militarized thugs. Whether this man had a history of crime is irrelevant. We drastically need to address the growing police state that has occupied our country. When will we say no more? How many more citizens will be murdered? Naturally, the APD will attempt to label Anonymous as a terrorist organization for our demands of justice, but the question has to be asked. Who do we terrorize? Is it not a growing police state that terrorizes it’s own citizens?

  APD you now have the full attention of Anonymous. To the citizens of Albuquerque, it’s time to organize. On March 30th we are asking the citizens of Albuquerque to occupy the APD HQ and occupy the sites of the Albuquerque Police Department. Let them know that your city is not a place for war games against the homeless and the less fortunate. Anonymous grab your cannons and aim them at Albuquerque police websites.

DATE/Time: March 30th 3am UTC/GMT
TARGETS: http://www.cabq.gov/police/http://www.apdonline.com/index_flash….
DOWNLOAD: http://sourceforge.net/projects/loic/

Know that this will not stand. APD, you should have expected us. “

 

 

We are Anonymous.

We are Legion.

We do not forgive.

We do not forget.

Expected us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Public School Takes Students On A Field Trip To The Shooting Range

 

Craver Middle School Gun Trip

 

 

” School officials in Pueblo County, Colorado are bucking the anti-gun trend and recently approved a field trip for middle school students to a local shooting range where they learned about gun safety and how to properly handle a firearm. The gun safety and marksman group Project Appleseed, an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, was brought in to instruct students, all of whom fired at the range with live ammunition. The trip was scheduled shortly after students learned about The Revolutionary War in their classrooms.

” We’ve never been allowed to bring actual real firearms into a school. Until this week. This is a very big deal. We had them touching fire arms, holding them and learning about how to handle them safely,” Appleseed Instructor Elizabeth Blackwood told KRDO.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex-Cop Who Shot Man In Movie Theater For Texting Was Also Texting

 

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” This past January, Curtis Reeves, a former Tampa police officer, shot and killed a man who refused to stop texting during a matinee showing of Lone Survivor. As it turns out, Reeves was texting from the same theater just before his deadly confrontation with the man.

  Reeves’ son told police that moments before the shooting, he received a text from his father, letting him know where he was seated inside the theater. Several minutes later, as the son, Matthew Reeves, looked through the theater for his parents, Reeves killed 43-year-old Chad Oulson, who was reportedly texting with his young daughter at home. Oulson’s wife was also wounded in the attack.”

 

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California Gun Shop Drops The Smart Gun After Furious Backlash

 

 

” A California shooting club that was “the only outlet in the country” selling the first smart gun is “facing a furious backlash from customers and gun rights supporters,” as reported by Michael S. Rosenwald in the Washington Post:

Attacks in online forums and social networks against the Oak Tree Gun Club have prompted the store to back away from any association with the Armatix iP1 smart gun…

The vitriol began almost immediately after The Washington Post reported that the Armatix iP1 smart gun was for sale at the pro shop. Electronic chips inside the gun communicate with a watchthat can be purchased with the gun, making it impossible to fire without the watch.

  The backlash “has apparently shaken Oak Tree, one of the largest gun stores and shooting ranges in California,” and the club’s owner has denied “ever offering the gun” and apologized for “any confusion.”

  According to the Post account, Armatix claims Oak Tree at first said they needed more smart guns for a TV report, but then the tone “quickly changed” and the TV spot was cancelled, after Oak Tree received phone calls from irate gun rights supporters.

  The somewhat murky situation was somewhat clarified by Oak Tree’s owner, in comments to Examiner.com’s David Codrea, to the effect that

Our facility does NOT carry the Armatix pistol, never has… The FFL [Federal Firearms Licensed] dealer on site has not ever merchandised or sold the firearm and does not intend to carry this firearm.”

    Read more at the American Thinker and David Codrea has a piece in the Examiner on the association between the UN and Armatix that you should read as well . The reader can see a video of Armatix president and CEO Belinda Padilla speaking to the UN below .

A Slideshow From Wide Open Spaces

 

” Though all sorts of guns made their debut at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas back in January, of particular interest are five of the best new bolt action hunting rifles that were introduced before, during and after the show.

Presented in alphabetical order are what we consider the best new hunting rifles of the year.”

 

 

 

 

” Building on the popularity of these 10+1 capacity guns in 5.56mm, the new Mossberg MVP Series Varmint Bolt-Action Rifle is optimized for premier varmint and predator control. Its patent-pending drop-push bolt-action actually accepts AR-15 .223/5.56 NATO magazines, giving it a real oomph-factor. A 10-round magazine is included in the initial $600 price tag, and we can’t help but think about the customization we could do to this bad boy.”

 

There is a rifle to fit everyone’s budget . Check them all out here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Hook Shocker: Associated Press Stories & Photos Predate The Massacre

 

 

 

” A blogger named Timothy Hunter gained access to Sipa Press‘ archives through his school. Hunter’s access ended “last semester,” but not before he was able to discover and record stunning evidence that many of the photos the Associated Press (AP) supposedly had taken on the Sandy Hook massacre had dates-of-creation that predated December 14, 2012.

  Sipa Press is a French photo agency based in Paris and the leading photo agency in the world with 20 million pictures in its archives and 12 million in its digital database. Sipa Press distributes up to 6.000 newspictures every day — on politics, economy, entertainment and sports — to customers in more than 40 countries across the world. Sipa’s most important associates are the Associated Press, Rex Features in the United Kingdom and La Presse in Italy.

  This is Hunter’s video, presenting and describing his findings.”

 

     The DC Clothesline has much more including many screenshots and transcripts for those who prefer to linger of hardcopy.

    While we have not spent enough time going over the reams of data surrounding the Newtown “shooting” to form an intelligent opinion , we will say that given the current state of our politics in America and the endless government corruption on display we do not find it incredulous that our leaders would resort to false flag operations to subvert our liberties .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conetoe Man Bags 500+ Pound Bertie County Hog

 

500 lb Wild Hog

 

” A hunter in Bertie County shoots and kills a 500-pound wild hog.

The massive animal didn’t stand a chance against veteran hunter Jett Webb’s .308 caliber rifle. 

” It was very surreal,” recalls Webb. “It was a shock. It was very humbling to say the least, when you walk up on a beast that big and you say, ‘Oh my gosh. I had no idea that there could be something that big running around the woods of Eastern North Carolina.’”

 

 

 

” Last month Webb spotted the beast roaming near the Indian Woods on land leased by the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club. It was the same one other hunters had been vying for since capturing it on trail cameras years ago. 

” The Mohawk down the back,” Webb describes, “the tusks really lean, the muscular big front end. This is far from a domesticated docile pig that we’re used to.”

  Mike Mansell, president of the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club, agrees this size hog game is rare. 

“ It takes your breath away for a second to realize how big this hog is,” he says. “It took up the entire bed of the pick-up truck.” “

 

More on the monster hog’s demise here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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