In our big hunting area in the Netherlands it is policy to do several organised countings of big game. Last week Tuesday and this Tuesday I paired up with a fellow hunter in his permission to have a look. Last time I had a blank, this Tuesday we walked up around 18.00 h to the feeding area and there where some wild boar already on the feeding area. We watched them for a little while and then pushed them off to put some maize on the feeding area in front of the high seat. We climbed onto the high seat and waited for the boar to return. Which they did, within 10 minutes they where happily feeding. The boar looked quite skinny, apart from the piglets. In front of us where 2 female with 8 piglets, 2 “uberlaufer” (first year boar) and a male keiler about 5 to 6 years old with very good tusks. But again the keiler was small in body.
They stood feeding for an hour and a half. When the maize was finished they slowly took off into the woods.
When we went back to our meeting point we passed a wheat field espacially for game cover. On the 10 hectare field stood around 65 wild boar, sows with piglets, uberlaufer, keiler, quite a nice sight.
In total within the hunting area we counted around 930 wild boar. 70 of them where keilers.