Wild boar hunting is for the hunter who wants excitement!
Wild boar hunting is for any hunter in need of excitement! When a massive male (keiler) crosses your path at full speed on a driven hunt, you must know how to shoot a running target, and get out of the way quickly if he comes too close! Worldwide, one of the most popular methods for…
Wild boar hunting is for any hunter in need of excitement! When a massive male (keiler) crosses your path at full speed on a driven hunt, you must know how to shoot a running target, and get out of the way quickly if he comes too close! Worldwide, one of the most popular methods for hunting boar is driven hunting, and this action-packed form of hunting is quite addictive when wild boars cross your stand from all directions. Bait and wait hunting at feeding stands is also quite popular on several continents, and the challenge of trying to sit still enough for the massive keiler to come in is really exciting. Many of our outfitters offer individual stalks for wild boar, which are super intense, and in many places can be arranged all year round, due to farmers protecting their fields and limited regulations in their hunting season.
Wild boar comes in many different subspecies, colours, and sizes. In general, throughout different continents, the wild boar is mainly active at night, and a feeding stand or a driven hunt is often needed to draw them out of the dense forest. Both the male, in Europe called a keiler, and the sow have tusks, but the keilers grow much bigger and wider, as their body size is also a lot bigger than the females’. Wild boar is commonly social animals and lives in family groups with one dominant female, other females, young females, young males, and yearlings. The males are kicked out of the group when they reach a certain age and start a lonesome life, or form small bachelor groups. The mature keilers are known to live entirely on their own, only interfering with other wild boars during the mating season.
The tusks grow long, and are used as weapons against predators or when fighting!
The trophy of the wild boar, and especially of the keiler, is the tusks. These can be incredibly sharp, as they grow from the lower jaw against the small teeth of the upper jaw, and are sharpening each other. The tusks are very dangerous to hunters dealing with an angry boar, as the tusks are the same height as a man’s thigh. Every year, many hunters suffer heavy injuries from wild boar.