HuntNetwork Menu

Advertisers

New Page 2

Video Adverts

submitted by philipp on Sat May 18 2013 at 06:06am
Indianhead Ranch Outdoor Summer Camp

Views 1085
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sun May 5 2013 at 01:09am
African Feather, Fur & Scale Safaris

Views 872
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Apr 26 2013 at 05:22pm
Stormberg Elangeni Safaris

Views 1262
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Apr 26 2013 at 06:50am
Chris Troskie Safaris

Views 925
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Mar 29 2013 at 06:32am
Game Trackers Africa

Views 851
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Feb 22 2013 at 05:12am
McDonald Safaris

Views 1046
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue Feb 5 2013 at 04:58am
Phillip Bronkhorst Safaris

Views 1262
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Jan 11 2013 at 05:15am
East Cape Safaris

Views 1046
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Fri Jan 4 2013 at 05:41pm
Schoonbee Safaris

Views 1590
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Wed Dec 12 2012 at 05:45am
Fish'n'Crab Charters

Views 1082
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue Dec 11 2012 at 05:09am
Blaauwkrantz Safaris

Views 1144
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Mon Nov 5 2012 at 04:31am
Wild Footprint Safaris

Views 1661
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue Oct 30 2012 at 06:34am
Baobab Jagd

Views 1288
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sat Oct 20 2012 at 05:39am
Nick Nolte Safaris

Views 1345
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Wed Sep 26 2012 at 11:21pm
Dolphin Marine

Views 1371
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sat Jul 9 2011 at 05:13am
Tollie's African Safaris

Views 5857
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue Jun 21 2011 at 11:23pm
Aloegrove Hunting Lodge

Views 6314
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue May 24 2011 at 11:17pm
McDonald Safaris

Views 3804
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue May 24 2011 at 09:49pm
Baobab Jagd Namibia

Views 3469
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sun Nov 7 2010 at 04:02am
Sambar Hunt Victoria - Music by Steve Lee

Views 6667
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Sun Nov 7 2010 at 04:01am
Aussie Challenge

Views 4138
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Tue Jun 1 2010 at 11:10pm
Author Ron Thomson

Views 4399
**YouTube**
submitted by philipp on Wed Nov 25 2009 at 06:34pm
Wild Country Adventures

Views 11568
**YouTube**

Recent Videos

McDonald Safaris

New Page 2

Hunting Worldwide Magazine

New Page 2

HuntNetwork Store

New Page 7

Europe Hunting : UK: Deep in the forest, I wait expectantly for my prey – the secretive wild boar

on 2012/1/4 15:04:45 (366 reads)

Ssssh! We are sitting in a wooden cabin on stilts, somewhere in Sussex. Nothing stirs. The last time the animal we are looking for was spotted in significant numbers was in in the Middle Ages, rootling through the deep-pile oak leaf carpet of the forest floor, just before it was hunted to extinction.

Click to see original Image in a new window


But three populations of wild boar have now become established in Britain, following their escape from farms which breed them for their excellent meat. While the ferocious creatures of lore have a tendency to burst from the undergrowth, the sounders – or boar families – of Sussex and Dorset live mostly peaceful, retired lives, keeping out of sight of poachers.

However, this month visitors to the Forest of Dean have been enjoying close encounters with the boar. They pet them, give them food, and presumably imagine that the creatures have the happy-go-lucky attitude of Pumbaa, the warthog in The Lion King. But as Simon Barr, owner of the hide, observes, “like any wild animal, they can be unpredictable”. Get between a sow and its young, and you won’t find it singing Hakuna Matata.


PlaySuperEnaLotto.com


In this health-and-safety-conscious age, no landowner wants to risk a lawsuit, should a visitor find him or herself on the business end of a well-honed tusk. An adult boar, weighing 200kg, can be the size of a family sofa. When they charge, you know about it.

Sows produce eight or nine piglets per litter, and are capable of breeding twice a year. Left to themselves, numbers of wild boar would treble annually. This year has been a successful breeding season due to abundant acorns, beechmast and sweet chestnut. Consequently, the Forestry Commission, owners of the Forest of Dean, have decided that a family of boar popular with visitors known as the Beechenhurst Six will have to take its chances in a cull with 1,000 others.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/coun ... -secretive-wild-boar.html




Rating: 0.00 (0 votes) - Rate this News -


Other articles
2014/4/16 13:10:25 - Madison: Remington Arms announces voluntary recall affecting Model 700 and Model Seven rifles
2014/4/16 12:59:17 - Virginia: Last Shipment of Elk from Kentucky to Virginia Furthers Reintroduction Efforts
2014/4/7 14:08:49 - Cincinati: Female Sumatran rhino dies, none left in US
2014/3/31 15:50:00 - Minnesota: Bois Forte opts against 2014 moose hunting; no decision from DNR yet
2014/3/31 14:51:00 - Legs for wolf-hunt moratorium?
2014/3/17 16:15:03 - North Carolina: Hunter bags 500-pound wild hog
2014/3/12 20:28:06 - Gobbler shells: Wild turkey seasons begin soon across the country
2014/3/12 20:10:00 - Wolves, crossbows on tap at Capitol
2014/2/20 15:08:41 - Uganda: Rangers Deny Helping Poachers
2014/2/20 15:05:28 - Australia: Crocodile attack: Boy taken by saltwater croc while swimming in Northern Territory billabong
2014/2/18 16:23:42 - UN targets wildlife traders in Africa sanctions
2014/2/18 16:14:08 - QUINCY: Changes coming to 2014 Illinois deer hunting season
2014/2/16 6:01:14 - UK: Prince William shows you can go hunting and be a conservationist
2014/2/16 5:57:39 - Africa: White House On U.S. Strategy to Counter Illegal Wildlife Trade
2014/2/16 5:56:21 - South Africa: Nine Arrested for Rhino Horn Crimes

Fish"n"Crab Charters

New Page 1

Login

Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!

Advertisers

Hunting Photos

Crocodile (2014/1/30)
Crocodile
Elephant (2014/1/30)
Elephant
Bear Hunting (2013/8/20)
Bear Hunting
Roebucks in Romania (2013/6/11)
Roebucks in Romania
Hippo (2013/6/7)
Hippo
Eland - South Afric... (2013/6/5)
Eland - South Afric...
elephant with handg... (2013/5/26)
elephant with handg...

Fishing Photos

Mozambique: Bazarot... (2013/10/29)
Mozambique: Bazarot...
Mozambique: Bazarut... (2013/10/21)
Mozambique: Bazarut...
no title (2013/9/20)
no title
Mozambique: Wave Wa... (2013/8/16)
Mozambique: Wave Wa...
Marlin Fishing (2013/8/14)
Marlin Fishing
Mackrel (2013/6/30)
Mackrel