6-year-old Alabama child learning to shoot and kill wild pigs

Ryan Chavez, 6, stands near shot pig 
By: Sarah Weiss 

Kids as young as six-years-old are hunting for wild pigs in Alabama.

Pig hunting is becoming a rite of passage in Alabama, and the young Ryan Chavez, is one of the kids given his first contact with the controversial sport, this summer.

Photographs have shown his captivating dad, Jeremy Chavez, showing his six-year-old son how to shoot before joining the wild boar hunting in the Great Southern Outdoors Wildlife Plantation in Union Springs.

Dressed head to toe in camouflage so they can surprise their targets, a team of amateur hunters, including the Luling, Louisiana, father and son, discuss tactics at the hunting ground before embarking on their mission in the 6,000 acre property.

Guides scatter corn on the banks of a stream to attract the huge beasts and Chavez junior and senior prepare their weapons for hunting, which sets them back $500 per person.

Other six-year-olds are scared, but the young Ryan seems to be in his element during the challenging hike.

The patience of the team paid off, with teammate Jason Weaver shooting and killing a 60-pound pig before posing with his prey for pictures.



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