Having spent virtually all of my life living, working and shooting in the countryside and having enjoyed most forms of hunting for the past 40 years or more, I have spent a great deal of my time over the last decade in the pursuit of driven wild boar in various countries across Europe. Although there is a wide range of approaches to the management of wild boar populations and these vary from country to country, there is one thing in my experience that everyone involved in these activities has in common and that is their passion for wild boar.
As with most things in life there is a learning curve, which starts from nothing and continues on indefinitely. My own experiences and those gleaned from other people involved in wild boar hunting have made me into a much more proficient hunter, but I am always learning.
I started hunting wild boar some 10 years ago and participated in several “package” trips to places like Croatia, Lithuania and Germany. Mostly I enjoyed my early experiences, but the learning curve was steep! The biggest problem for me was getting full facts and detailed information about trips in advance and getting the sporting agents to be honest at all times!!