My wife Lynn and I have just been on our first visit to the Forest of Dean,we arrived on Monday afternoon and before going to the cottage we'd booked, we had walk in the forest, after a three hour drive we and the dog were ready to stretch our legs. Less than two hundred yards from the car Fern my yellow Lab had clearly scented something, her nose up nudging at the air, probably a pheasant tucked up in the brakern I thought. Then I saw what at first I thought was two munties but quickly realised they were piglets and soon joined by several more, probably high teens,running towards two adults. Two sows I think because there were probably too many young for one, although one was much bigger and darker, so could maybe have been a boar. We Watched them for about ten minutes ,the two kept having a look at us but weren't spooked at all. That was our first of several encounters with wild boar through the week, I was wondering if any one knows how many are culled per year and, if any Forum members are lucky enough to shoot any.