I recently noted that an 11-year-old boy, Jamison Stone, killed a half-ton feral pig, with a pistol. (The boy had the pistol. The pig was unarmed.)
My advice then was simple:
If you have to shoot the beast eight times and chase it for three hours, might I suggest using the high-power hunting rifles you brought along? For the pig’s sake.
I don’t know if you’d call that a negative comment, but Jamison and his father now have a website up, called Bigger than Hogzilla, and they’re posting all kinds of wild-eyed negative comments they’ve been sent. For example:
Just a quick question, You attend a Christian college and yet kill so freely. Does not the Old Testament say ‘do unto others’ I have To ask the question, if said boar ran for 3 hours, Would it be ‘do unto others BEFORE ‘or ‘AS they would unto you?’ To experience the kill is exhilarating ( I know from hunting boars in Australia myself ) But, is it worth the moment to take a life as it is to spend an eternityin damnation for breaking one of the original commandments “thou shall not kill”. I have accepted my eternity, have you?
I think the Old Testament voices more concern about eating a pig than killing one.
Anyway, I was shocked that anyone would hunt a half-ton beast with a pistol, even a powerful .50 caliber one, like the Smith & Wesson Model 500 Revolver. I’m still shocked.
If you want to know more, you can try reading Jamison’s Dad’s letter. Somehow Jesus is intimately involved in hog hunting. He works in mysterious ways…