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We believe that Wild-Boar should be protected with a closed season in order to ensure their success as a species in the UK.
Wild boars can be a real nuisance in many areas. Many of those who choose to hunt wild boar also shoot deer, however shot placement is different.
A wild-boars heart and lungs are not only smaller but also well forward from that of a deer and somewhat lower.
As with deer, a broad side shot is recommended and considered to be most humane. If the animal is quartering towards or away from you, the shot must be placed so that it will travel through to the vital organs between the shoulders. Naturally, this requires a relatively heavy bullet that will penetrate well.
Wild boar rarely leave such a large blood trail as deer which makes them harder to recover, a suitably trained dog is advisable.
Caution should always be exercised when approaching.
- Minimum calibre to be used against wild boar is the .270 Win.
- The Deer Initiative -