Welcome To Wild Boar Hunting Info
Wild boar hunting has been around for thousands of years, from the Persians' first attempt on slaying these creatures, but it really became known in the medieval times when royalty and rich people used to hunt boars as a way of entertaining themselves and their guests. Over the years, wild boar hunting hasn't lost any of its appeal and is now just as popular as it was in Elizabethan England, almost five hundred years ago. So what makes hog hunting such a timeless practice?
A possible explanation could lie in our desire to see such fierce creatures like boars being brought down. We've always enjoyed reassuring ourselves that we can defeat any living thing that stands before us, as a way of proving ourselves that nature can be conquered piece by piece. That is why we are attracted to it over and over again, the boar being constantly a challenge and a threat in the same time.
Wild boar hunting is neither for the faint of heart nor for solo hunters, because the boar can prove to be a vicious fighter that never surrenders without a fight. Despite its aggressive nature, this omnivore is tranquil if not threatened, and almost never deliberately attacks humans. The sole situation in which you are advised to stay as far as possible from a boar is when it has cubs (piglets) and they are beside their mother. She will do anything to protect her young from any danger they may be threatening them.
Like almost any other form of hunting, wild hog hunting implies luring the unsuspecting creatures towards you and not having to search for them yourself. One way to bait them is to dig a hole one or two feet deep and one or two feet across, placing some bait in the bottom and covering it with a layer of dirt. Another way to bait boars is to use a 4-5 inch pipe that will be cut into two or three foot pieces with caps on each end. These are inexpensive and efficient luring solutions which will make the whole hunting experience much easier.
Choosing the right spot to place your bait can be tricky as the boars have excellent senses and will detect your presence thus making them suspicious of an easy meal. That is why a baiting spot should be chosen somewhere easy to get to, away from any bedding areas and, if possible, right next to trails, flounders and other often used areas. The location you choose is very important to your success (even more important than the method used), especially when there aren't many boars around.
Boar hunting seems to stay with us through the ages and it would seem to continue to be a part of our hunting sphere for many more years to come. Although hunting for boars has radically changed its ways in comparison to the way it used to be done centuries ago, it still keeps its essence, whether we comprehend it or not. After all, the beauty of something lies in what the naked eye cannot see and in what the mind can.