Wild hog hunter shoots girlfriend

Despite being my hometown's most famous denizen, Hogzilla was converted into bacon. (AP)

Despite being my hometown's most famous denizen, Hogzilla was converted into bacon. (AP)

Even vice presidents accidentally shoot people, but a wild hog hunter in Florida had some ’splaining to do after blasting his girlfriend.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Steven Egan, 52, was hog hunting in Flagler County (north of Daytona Beach) with his girlfriend, Lisa Simmons, also 52, when he shot her through both thighs with a .30 caliber rifle.

The happy couple was hunting “from a tent” at a park on County Road 305, which sounds like as good a place as any to shoot a wild hog, except maybe for Berrien County (Ga.), home of the late Hogzilla.

Egan told police he heard a noise in the woods and fired, not realizing the noise was coming from Simmons.

No charges have been filed in the incident, and Simmons is recovering in a local hospital.

I’m not sure how you can win back the love of a woman you’ve shot after mistaking her for a wild hog, but I hope she gives him a shot.

33 comments Add your comment

Najeh Davenpoop

April 23rd, 2012
2:37 pm

Could have been worse, he could have accidentally had sex with the hog.


April 24th, 2012
6:52 am

Then his wife probably woulda shot ‘em both.

Blue Fender

April 24th, 2012
7:02 am

I wonder if she was digging for truffles?

Willie Coyote

April 24th, 2012
7:23 am

So you hear a noise and you fire? No questions asked? No time for discretion, caution or common sense. Sounds about right for that part of Florida.

Turkey Slayer

April 24th, 2012
7:24 am

What kind of IDIOT shoots at something he can’t see? I hope they revoke his hunting lisence so that he never has an opportunity to shoot again.

Dave in Marietta

April 24th, 2012
7:32 am

Maybe his girlfriend squealed like a pig.


April 24th, 2012
7:33 am

If his girlfriend looks like Vlad Putin’s wife then I’m sure it was an accident.

Smokey the bear

April 24th, 2012
7:34 am

Remember…only can can prevent stupidity….well……maybe……


April 24th, 2012
7:36 am

Sounds like charges should be filed. The first rule of hunting is to always positively identify your game.


April 24th, 2012
7:41 am

Dayummmm…..just how big was his girlfriend?


April 24th, 2012
7:42 am

maybe she was his game!


April 24th, 2012
7:47 am

Deer hunters call that a “sound shot”and usually done by 1st time hunters or young children.Agree that he should at minimum lose his license.

Road Scholar

April 24th, 2012
7:53 am

I wonder if Ted Nugent will get the same fate that the black bear he shot illegally had?


April 24th, 2012
7:54 am

Love the “hope she gives him a shot”


April 24th, 2012
8:01 am

Did the woman resemble hog?

Ron H

April 24th, 2012
8:10 am

I’ve heard of men saying that “the thrill of the hunt” is the best part of going after a woman, but this is a bit much…

Joe McLain

April 24th, 2012
8:12 am

I heard his name was Bobby Petrino


April 24th, 2012
8:23 am

Florida Guy

April 24th, 2012
8:32 am

These people have got to be from Georgia (I’m thinking around the Athens area, and quite possibility recent thUGA graduates) LOLOLOL

Greg S.

April 24th, 2012
8:34 am

What part of “ALWAYS identify your target before shooting” does this guy not get?


April 24th, 2012
8:34 am


Coach Bobby Petrino

April 24th, 2012
9:18 am

Gee, why didn’t I think of that?

Coach Bobby Petrino

April 24th, 2012
9:19 am

Any of you ladies want to Ride My Hog?

Bill in Dallas

April 24th, 2012
9:36 am

Abso-damn-lutely! There should be some sort of charge against an idiot that shoots at things he can’t see and clearly identify.

And what’s the idea of suggesting that Hogzilla was converted to bacon. The hunter that shot that hog buried it. It had been in the ground for some time before it was dug up, per the photo.

Daniel Huff

April 24th, 2012
10:42 am

Poor sportsmanship in any case.Not knowing what his target was is pure stupidity at it’s best.

donald mckane

April 24th, 2012
11:48 am

make sure you know what your going to shoot before you fire the gun and make sure where the bullit is going after that only fools shoot at sound and should not even have a gun in his are her hands think about it and you will see that i am right so put up the guns and go to a course again because you didnt think ppl like this is why we have to fight for are rights


April 24th, 2012
11:53 am

When I fire, I can SEE the target AND I have a bead on it. This guy should not own guns!


April 24th, 2012
4:15 pm

people like this give hunters a bad name. identify what you are shooting at first. what a dumb a… hope she hits the road


April 26th, 2012
10:21 am

Mr. Mathis should stick to the facts instead of trying to be funny. This woman is my niece. She does not look like hog!! This was a tragic accident. She almost bled to death and she may still lose her leg. In any case she has months if not years of recovery ahead of her. Her boyfriend made a mistake, it was dark, and he is devastated. You all owe them an apology!!


April 27th, 2012
1:06 pm

I don’t have any use for people who hunt, but perhaps the girlfriend should have been wearing one of those orange vests?

Gayle snook

April 29th, 2012
8:23 pm

I think the husband should have to talk a firearms safety class be for he could go hunting again!!!!!!! The most important thing is always no what you are shooting at before u shoot!!!!! Plus make sure what is past it

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Henry Mitchel

May 14th, 2012
9:22 pm

It’s too bad for a hunter to shoot people. Especially his girlfriend.
This is why the state proposed short hunting course program before hunting. But I think it didn’t even work for him.