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AMERICA'S BIG GAME FAVORITES
September 17, 1956
A preseason report from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's outdoor correspondents on where and how to find the nation's top big game hunting trophies
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September 17, 1956

America's Big Game Favorites

A preseason report from SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's outdoor correspondents on where and how to find the nation's top big game hunting trophies

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When cornered, the boar can be a formidable animal, moving with great speed and agility for all his bulk—mature animals reach 600 pounds. Boar hunters claim that "pigs" can assimilate more lead before dropping than any other American game. Most shooting, because of the heavy brush the boar holes up in, is done within 50 yards and a .30 caliber rifle loaded with .170-, .180-, or .220-grain bullets is suggested.

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