It was the summer of 2002 Saturday the 17 of august to be exact . I had been invited over to Sweden to shoot Roebuck. The season opens on the 16 August,wild boar are also in season . After a successfull hunt for a Roebuck in the morning . i was taken to a large stubble field for an evening in a high seat my host sat in another high seat 300meters away .I patiently sat in the seat untill the light started to fade and decided to call it a night and walk back to my host. As i approached him he motioned me to be quiet. He had obviously heard somthing and after pausing i could hear wild boar in the dark conifer wood behind us . Suddenly a procession of wild boar exploded from the wood into the field led by a large sow . My host who was still in the seat shot two large piglets(60kg) and i managed to shoot another . Then a strange thing happend . The piglets ran back into the wood but the sow was having none of it and standing only 60 meters away from the seat started to rake up the ground with her feet and large tusks . The stand off continued ,we clapped our hands ,shouted and whistled but it made no difference,the sow remained . I tried walking towards the sow but this was met with a charge from the sow. So there we were almost dark with a 180kg angry wild boar holding us in position. We could have shot her but this thought never entered our heads. As a last resort my host telephoned his father who drove across the field sounding his horn and flashing his lights this had the desired effect and the sow returned to the wood.
Why did the sow react like this ,when the second piglet was shot it squealed loudly before it had died,had this alerted the sow and made her react like she had? I was just relieved to get back to the house in one piece after such an eventful evening
Good Hunting Chill123