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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wild Hog In Tulsa


The fellow in the pictures is Larry Earley. He lives about 30 miles from
Tulsa, in the very rural community, just off the 412 turnpike. He has 20
acres of land and on it, a few cows and horses. Mostly it's pasture land
that is fenced with woods surrounding him.

He is neighbored by a larger cattle ranch.

His neighbor has complained for several years that wild hogs had been
raiding his cattle feeders and salt licks.

Last month he saw what he thought was a cow in his pond and went to see if it was stuck in the mud and would have to be pulled out. When he got close enough to realize it was a hog, the thing made a charge at him. He had driven his truck down to the pond and carries a pistol in it (as any Oklahoma redneck would, and I say that with genuine affection). He got his handgun and when it came at him again, he shot it twice and killed it.

Wild hogs in Oklahoma usually run from 100-400 pounds with a 400 pounder being a monster. Because this one had been feasting on grain for several years it had grown to mammoth size. When Larry took it to the processor it weighed in at over 1100 pounds! The meat has no wild taste, as it was grain fed; and Larry is quite the hero. He has fed many in the county and provided the homeless shelter in downtown Tulsa with a couple of meals.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was raised in west Texas ranches and have family in Kent, Stonewall, King and Fisher County. I have seen hoggs this size most of my life, I am 45 years old and my ag. teacher trapped two in his bull pins they were about 5'6'' at the shoulders...I was a freshman in high school and my teacher is from...you think I am going to tell you and let you ruin my secret hunting spot.

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