Where to hunt Wild Boar
The natural range of wild boar covers Eurasia, where it can be found from Spain and Portugal in the West to the Russian Pacific Coast in the East. Almost every European country has some wild boar hunting to offer. A few exotic destinations for wild boar hunting include Turkey and Tajikistan. With few people hunting boar in these Islamic countries, the trophies get unbelievably big. Wild boars were also introduced to other continents, and wild boar hunts are offered by outfitters in countries like Argentina and New Zealand. For pig hunting in the USA, please check “hog hunting”.
Wild boar hunting opportunities in Europe start from $300-$500, but mind the trophy fees. If you’re looking for a trophy hunt, the “shooting price” of the boar may depend on the size of its tusks, with record book class trophies adding sometimes thousands of dollars to the list price of the hunt. Exotic wild boar hunting in places like Argentina and New Zealand are typically in the $2,000-$3,000 range. The more expensive offers are usually combination hunts with other species including red deer, tahr, and even buffalo.
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Over half a million wild boars are killed by hunters annually in Germany alone, showing how important wild boar hunting is for Europe. Read about ancient traditions and most modern weapons and hunting equipment, wildlife management issues and cultural heritage, and everything you need to know about wild boar hunting in Europe.September 20, 2018 Wild Boar Hunting in Europe
When to hunt Wild Boar?
Crop protection seasons in Europe typically begin in the summer, and the hunting season commences until the mating time in the end of winter. What season to choose depends on what style of hunting you prefer. Driven hunts and hunts with dogs usually take place mid-season, in September-December, and in the early and late part of the season most hunting is done from high seats. Wild boar hunting in the Southern Hemisphere takes place a year round.
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Most wild boar hunts are done either from high seats, or by driving. European driven hunts are a world in themselves, and there are many variations from country to country, and even within the country. The biggest challenge here is shooting running, which is becoming a lost art for modern hunters, and instant species identification. Thermal and night vision hunts are legal in a few Eastern European countries as well. Dogs are used to assist beaters in many European driven hunts, and the old tradition of hunting with packs of dogs that hold the boar in place until the hunters arrive and do the job with a gun or a knife is still alive on some parts of the globe.All types (13)
Why hunt Wild Boar? All hunts (173)
Hunting wild boar is part of cultural heritage that goes beyond the outdoors. The Greeks listed capture of the Erymanthian Boar among the twelve labors of Heracles, positioning pig hunting among the activities suitable for a demigod. Medieval minstrels sang songs about their masters’ boar hunting pursuits. A wild boar, roasted whole, was the main dish on any princely feast, and the tusks were the token of the hunter’s courage and skill. The ancient traditions live today - join in the hunt and become part of them.
Red deer (on the rut, lake Baikal) Russia
Hunting is carried out in the Republic of Buryatia, Kabansky district, close to lake Baikal. Distance from Ulan-Ude to the hunting area 150 km tour lasts 3-7 days. Accommodation in the hunting area with minimal amenities in a log cabin. Hunting with experienced hunters – huntsmen.
Trip duration: 5 - 8 days
Trip available on: 1 September 2019 30 September 2019
Big Tusker Wild Boar Hunt Special Tajikistan
You will hunt in the middle of the Kushvariston mountains, a region famous for their high population density of Bukharan Markhor and especially wild boars. Important! Daily rate is valid in case of 3 hunters in the group only! An experience you will never forget! Discover the breathtaking beauty of never-ending landscapes, high peaks and the traditional inhabitants of Tajikistan. The lowland areas of Tajikistan are very famous for their huge wild boars with big tuskers. You can expect day active big tuskers in winter on wild meadows in the valleys. In summer you will find massive wild boars under mulberry trees. Wild boar trophies (tusks) are usually above 20 cm (8 inches) length. Wild boar is hunted where it occurs in large numbers and causes significant damage to local agriculture. We also offer professionally organized hunting tours on Bukharan Markhor. All tours are organised strictly on the basis of official permits we obtain for our guests by the responsible state authorities. We are ready to tailor your hunt to your wishes. Flexibility in the number of hunting days as well as on species. Family and friends are very welcome. We would be delighted to organise special hiking tours and sightseeing programs for your family while you are on your chase. Just ask! for individual service & hunts.
Trip duration: 9 days
Trip available on: 1 January 2018 30 June 2019
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