Hog the Bounty Hunter!!

Roger and Tammy Faye!!

Tammy Faye the Hog

Tammy Faye the Hog

You probably have seen Hog The Bounty Hunter along the highway between the Mauna Lani and Hapuna Beach. I have often wondered what his story is so today I finally had the chance to check him out!

His real name is Roger Downing. He is from Mississippi. Roger is a really nice guy, very smart. Roger told me he is about to close on a place in Ocean View Estates, so in the meantime he has been camping out on this side of the island.

The pig is from Manoa Valley on Oahu. A hunter there shot it with a bow and arrow. He had it stuffed and now carries that pig where ever he goes. Today was funny because the wind was blowing its tail and it looked real! Be sure to stop by and meet Roger and talk story, Roger has many!!

Cynthia Sweeney of Big Island Weekly interviewed Roger. Her article is great!!!! Below is the link.

A Hog Day Afternoon

Hog The Bounty Hunter’s Website



4 Responses to “Hog the Bounty Hunter!!”

  1. Robin Arnold says:

    We just passed this today and was wondering what the heck? We shook our heads and said, “did you see that guy with that pig”? Thanks for sharing this story!

  2. Ethan Tweedie says:

    No sweat Robin!! You should stop by and get your picture with Tammy Faye! LOL

  3. I heard they are doing a re-make of Gone With The Wind. Tammy Faye Bacon is being considered for the female lead in the show. Keep in mind, this is only a rumor!

  4. michael says:

    Amazing. I love the BigIsland and long to return vog, hog and all. Displaying dead critters doesn’t sound like good Karma to me but it’s a moderately free country I guess. Manoa being a sacred place now stuffed with hopelessly out-of-reach properties inhabited exclusively by a” lucky” few makes this a strangely appropriate symbol of the part of Hawaii that’s gone, sadly.

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