We hunt two types of boar on private estates and state forestry land; the central European boar (Sus scrofa scrofa) and the larger subspecies Carpathian boar (Sus scrofa attila), native to Hungary and the Balkans.
These strong and resilient animals find ideal living conditions in a variety of forest habitats, interwoven with clearings and forest paths, which makes for ideal hunting conditions.
Our European wild boar hunting takes place in the winter months of October to February, where they can be stalked on foot, shot from high seats or driven (battues) towards waiting guns.
Over the years our experience with obtaining full details and factual information on hunting trips to Eastern Europe has been somewhat varied - therefore we only now deal with specific people and estates, and/or host these trips ourselves.
We can provide double or triple days driven boar shooting for teams of between 10 and 15 guns to Croatia, Serbia and Hungary…having said that, our insatiable passion for new experiences mean we are constantly venturing further ‘aforest’…
ASF Communication between Hunters & Veterinary Services
African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious infectious disease affecting domestic pigs and wild boar. There is no cure for ASF and no option for vaccination in wild boar populations, communications and educational initiatives are critical tools in preventing the spread of disease.
Responsible hunting and disposal practices ensure that wild boar populations continue to thrive, and continue to serve as a source of sport and food resource in the years to come.
Hunters are engaged in working to toward the eradication of ASF disease by identify goals in communicating between hunters and veterinary services, and in-turn establishing and maintaining a single communication roadmap for sharing technical information and guidance.
29th October 2018 - 124 cases of ASF in wild boar have now been reported in the Luxembourg region of Belgium; previously it seemed the river Danube was slowing the movement of ASF from north eastern Europe. 1
Management attitudes and methods to wild boar populations seem to vary from region to region but when properly managed wild boar populations can contribute to the local economy, especially in regions where agriculture is less significant and there is less potential for conflicts.
In these regions with limited agricultural activities or in fenced areas without agricultural activities the population growth can be controlled and the access to food can be better regulated.
Detailed management research makes for interesting reading; due to the high reproductive potential of wild boars the effect of harvesting is relatively small - up to 90% of all female wild boars can reproduce within a single season; in short, in high populations, reducing juvenile survival will have the largest effect on population numbers.
1 Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (29/10/2018) Disease report:
African swine fever in wild boar in Belgium.
Tack, J. (2018). Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) populations in Europe: a scientific review of population trends and implications for management. European Landowners’ Organization, Brussels, 56 pp
Handbook on ASF in wild boar and biosecurity during hunting (2018) Standing Group of Experts on African swine fever in Europe under the GF-TADs umbrella.
2 Bicknell, J., others (2010) Impacts of non-native gamebird release in the UK: a review.
RSPB Research Report Number 40
DRIVEN WILD BOAR
A keiler, or mature male boar, can weigh more than 200kg and reach speeds in excess of 30mph, making for exciting sport when driven (battues) towards waiting guns.
Sloe & Damson Gin
British Sloes & Damsons
ABV 26%-30% alc.
Gorgeous redcurrant and ripe winter fruits with stone-fruit almond on the nose. Cassis comes through on the palate...read more
Case (6) ≈ £220