After all the rubbish wrote in the press lately about using shotguns for deer I thought I would show these pictures of the Wildboar I skinned last night its the same boar as is in my post on the Wildboar section.
He showed no ill effects from this and the shot hadn't even penetrated past the skin even though it is AAA shot. The skin where the shot was located was maybe 5mm at the most, a few inches further back this increased to nearly 16mm thick without the fat, and was very tough to cut.
So anybody in any doubt about the toughness of boar just remember these photos. While on the subject those of you who have skinned Muntjac bucks will know the thickest part of their skin isn't much different to the bit of skin which had soaked up the shot on this boar.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT ??????
It makes me wild to think that some idiot has shot at an animal this powerful with a bloody shotgun, I'd like to chase em up a field with some No '9' shot