Hello folks i seem to be in the very fortuate position of having land with boar on in sw scotland. Their causing a hell of a damage over quite a large area of the farm and the owner is'nt best pleased.
these boar are seemingly tamworth cross boar and escaped about 12 years ago nearby i know of a few being shot up to 30+ stone, mainly been shot dawn and dusk(mainly in forestry so lamping not an option) from what i can gather.
Got the permission in mid dec last year fresh scrappings all over the place absolutely jumping with droppings and scrapes, lamped it quite a few times over couple o weeks. No Sign(very cold frosty weather) since jan been dawn or dusk when suited although little or no fresh signs so must have moved elsewhere. Tried baiting with buried wheat soaked in molasses to draw them in, only feeding deer and badgers thou.
had walk round today some signs relatively fresh although not as much as in dec. hopefully get out with lamp next week.
Need some advice please i have hunted them before in both Australia and NZ but very different climate and terrian and boar lot smaller over there.
Whats the best plan of attack now, best bait, do they move territorys or will they come back, will sows be gettin to big for shooting now
Any advice glady apprieciated cheers