I thought I would share a very exciting hunt Andy and I had the other night.
It was a complete failure but one of the most adrenalin filled few minutes I've ever had out hunting.
We were out making the most of the bright moon to look for some boar which had been digging up a headland while feeding on sweet chestnuts.
We had covered most of the farm seeing nothing and leaving the area where the most damage has been until last.
We quietly stalked along the headland about 6-7 yards from the woodland edge when there was the loudest intimidating squeal/grunt I've ever heard from a boar feeding just in the wood right by us.
I don't mind admitting it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up and I think Andy sh*t himself but he wont admit it (he's gonna kill me) I of course was as brave as lion
We backed off a few yards down wind hoping they would come out and they did just that about 30 seconds later. A couple of boar came out and ran straight past us and into the crop the closest was about 6 yards They were some good lumps all probably 120-200lb in weight so I didn't really want on taking my legs out as they went by
Then the rest broke cover I haven't got a clue how many it was a bit fast and trying to get a shot was impossible, I had two chances the first was about ten yards head on with a small bush between us so I never shot and the second was a mature sow so that was that
So we failed but it was a bit exciting for a few minutes
Weather permitting we will be out again tonight and hopefully bump into one about 80 yards would be fine