Man Injured in Hog Hunt

I was recently sent this photo since we posted about pig hunting in Texas. I don’t recall where the sender said it happened, but this is what the tusk of a wild pig can do to a human.

To my thinking, the most dangerous thing that can happen in pig hunting is injuring an animal and having to go after it. Pigs are notorious, no actually guaranteed, to run a short distance turn around 180 degrees and wait in ambush.

For this reason, it is advised that pig hunters always carry powerful sidearms in the advent of violent, close contact.

 

Man's Arm Injured by Wild Pig in US.

Man’s Arm Injured by Wild Pig in US.

 

 

 

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  • Jeff

    They are nasty. One morning half my development team was late, REALLY late. I get a call from my one senior dev. Seems about 20 wild pigs were patrolling the parking lot and they did not want to get out of their cars.
    Can’t blame them. I went to that side of the office and looked down out the window and sure enough they were there. LOL

    • Sounds like a good reason for a company to look the other way when the truck gun come out!

      Marky

  • Mikial

    And they used to hunt these bad boys with spears in the old days. That’s why a boar spear has a horizontal lugs behind the head to prevent the skewered boar from dragging itself up the shaft of the spear to get at you. The spear in the picture is the spear of Frederick IV of Tyrol and dates back to around 1430.

    Pretty cool, Hoowah?

    • Brennen Munro

      Even though they were using dogs, they still had to get all up close and personal to finish them off. More than a few Noblemen lost their lives because of wild boar hunting. It is a hard sport when your prey has a pretty good chance to really mess you up, or even kill you! Nice picture.

      Munro

    • Holy smokes! I’ve never seen that before! Very, very cool. I’ve always wanted to hunt in the Tyrol region of Austria.

      Marky

  • Brennen Munro

    I went along on a pig hunt with a few guys that I did not know really well years ago while I was still in University. I should have just stuck to hunting with guys I knew, and knew of their hunting abilities. The hog we were after had already earned a reputation for being cunning, lucky, and very very mean. One of the guys took what was a very poor shot on the hog that hurt it, pissed it off, and did zero to slow it down. We could hear it thrashing about, then it rushed from cover right at the owner of the land and I. We were both armed with shotguns and I was using slugs, and I am not sure what the owner was using. When we got that beast stopped it was just about close enough to touch, but I do remember hearing the shotty go click as I had run it dry in the frantic moments before the hog finally dropped. I can imagine that I would have looked like this guy or worse. No one ever admitted to taking that very poorly placed first shot, and I learned a valuable lesson about knowing and trusting the other members of your hunting party.

    Munro

    • That’ll make a little pee come out!

      Marky

      • Brennen Munro

        That could have very well been a possibility. One thing that I do know came out was a string of expletives that would have had a Portuguese Sailor looking for a dictionary, and someone familiar with human physiology wondering if some of the things I shouted were even possible to anyone outside other than a contortionist! To this day it gets my attention when ever I hear a hog squealing and grunting… yep, it probably made a little pee come out!

        Munro

  • Daniel, God is my judge

    Quite a few years ago I watch a father and son using dogs down south to catch hogs alive. The dogs treed a small boar in a brush pile and in the melee one of the guys got hit on the forearm with a tusk, not as bad as the guy you show in the picture, but bad enough it needed stitches. Since they were way off the beaten path, they carried a suture kit. Washed the wound out with saline, stitched it up (no lidocaine here buddy) slapped a bandage on it and the hunt went on. They said they were pretty proficient at stitching up man or dog. Hardcore, to the bone.

    • That does sound pretty hardcore. I don’t now too many hunts that proceed like Rambo 1 sewing up his arm.

      I would have liked to have seen that.

      Marky

  • Skyviking

    First boat I ever took filed-dressed >350 lbs.!! Partner & I were patrolling down in El Indio, TX off El Indio Loop Road early one morning and encountered a local rancher rebuilding a fence line. Said a herd of pigs had come through his fences the nights before. We hadn’t driven 50 yds. when a huge boar busted out of the brush line and stopped in the middle of the sendero to look at us about 25-30 yds. away. Rancher yells, “Shoot that SOB!” I bail out the passenger side with my M-66 loaded w/145-gr. Silvertip Magnums. Took two shots behind the L shoulder and he didn’t even flinch, 2 more in same spot (partner calling the shots by the dust flying off his shoulder), Piggy not happy and charges. I pull my 870 from the front seat and start shucking – rapidly. First round is Slug, and hit him again w/00 Magnum Buck, and the next is another slug that has the desired effect about 7 yds. from the car door I am (cowering) behind. Partner says afterwards that the first slug staggered him and was dead amidships on his chest between his shoulders and staggered him. The buckshot was about the same, and the last slug crumpled him like he hit a thick glass wall and was DRT.
    Rancher very happy. We were in a sedan, so we couldn’t load him up, so the 3 of us field-dressed him and then went to get the rancher’s jeep with a winch and got it onto a trailer. Great sausage.

    • Daniel, God is my judge

      At least you tenderized him first.

  • Outlaw

    Damn that is an ouchie fersure 🙁 Glad it ain’t mine. I’ve heard about being split from a**hole to elbow but that’s the first time I actually saw it for real.