Don't know if I am doing this right but here is my introduction!
I mainly shoot birds in the UK and don't have land or firearms that I can use here other than for zeroing. I got hooked on driven boar shooting abroad about 7 years ago and use a Laurona 9.3x74R double and a 300 Win Mag Blaser R93.
I bought a house in the South of France last year and have been acquainting myself with the laws and bureaucracy down there, have successfully got my validation for hunting there, and have done a lot of research in the process. If anyone needs info on hunting in France I may be able to help.
I recently had my first trip down to hunt with the locals, they welcomed me with open arms and we shot 6 pigs over the weekend, although sadly I can't claim any myself! The meat is shared out and my neighbour's freezer is loaded awaiting my next visit.
It is so refreshing to shoot with hounds in a country where you can strap your kill to a bull bar and drive it around the village without fear of antis and other politically correct types criticising your sport. They hunt every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (plus public holidays!) and 10% of the village population belong to the hunt.
I can't wait to go and live there but will be stuck here for a few years yet!