I wasn't sure what section to put this in so if the moderators feel it would be better in a different section please accept my apologies for posting in the wrong section and feel free to move it into the most appropriate section.
We were watching Country File this evening and I was paying particular attention to the part about the wild boar in the Forest Of Dean. The wife noticed that I was very interested and asked if my FAC allowed me to shoot Wild Boar and if my .270 rifle was suitable. I explained that as I have AOLQ and an Open Certificate for my .270 I am legally entitled to shoot Wild Boar (In the UK) if the situation and possibility ever arose. I also (Very hastily) added that YES I would very much like to try for a Wild Boar at some time or other in my life. With that she suggested that I should look into what it might cost for a go for them in May 2016 as my 65th Birthday present.
This got me thinking!
Can anyone tell me first of all: Is it practical or possible to shoot Wild Boar (In the UK) in May please?
If it is then what area should I be looking at that would give me the best chance of seeing and (hopefully) getting to shoot a Wild Boar. Also what might it cost for a days Wild Boar Stalking with an experienced guide? (I wouldn't really need or want to take a carcass home, the memory and a few photos would be more than enough for me)
I have to add that I have no experience and very little knowledge of Wild Boar Shooting, (Except for what I have read on here and watched on Youtube) and that if this came about it would be have to be combined with a short holiday/long week-end for the two of us somewhere in the UK!
All advice and thoughts would be much appreciated!