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As Wild Boar numbers increase in the UK the need for the population to be managed increases. As such we aim to promote best practice for wild boar management. Increasingly such responsibility falls to Deer Management Groups and currently we acknowledge that experienced and qualified deer stalkers will frequently hold the experience necessary to correctly manage wild boar populations.

Wild Boar Hunting

Wild Boar Hunting

We believe that Wild-Boar should be protected with a closed season in order to ensure their success as a species in the UK.

Hunting Wild Boar in Britain Wild Boar shot placement.

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 a general rule a shot is better placed lower and more forward.  It is important that this is taken into consideration in order to avoid a gut shot.



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.


A head shot cannot be recommended as the target area is extremely small and protected by a thick skull - also additional consideration must be given to the likely hood of head movement and the subsequent chance of a wounded animal.


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.


Guidance

- Minimum calibre to be used against   wild boar is the .270 Win.  

- Muzzle energy of 2,700ft/lb, but it is   recommended that a calibre of no less   than 7mm with a bullet of 160 grains-   plus should be used.

- The Deer Initiative -

* Any rifle used for Wild Boar must be specifically conditioned by the firearms licensing department of your local police force.