Andy and I sat for a boar last night, we put a lot of work into a area and had three young males feeding at different times on the trail cam. We tried twice for one with guests off the SD but failed. We have been waiting for a week to get back there waiting for a change in wind direction.
It was the first chance to use my new toy a ATN PS22 front mounted NV unit.
We sat for a bout 1.1/2 hours before something came down the bank to the feeder, we sat still until we could hear the tell tale cracking of the maize as he fed. Andy had a look through his NV and gave me the thumbs up, I slowly mounted my rifle and turned on the NV. I know the purists don't agree with hunting boar with NV but I thing it is the most humane and ethical way to do it. I had all the time in the world to access the boar and make sure it was a young male before waiting for him to turn perfect broadside and take the shot. He made a short dash up the hill and crashed down out of sight. Well impressed with my new toy although I was getting a bit of glare from the IR on the moderator I thing so I will have to have a mess with that.
Hopefully it will get plenty of use as we have just taken on the boar and deer management in a large woodland, so "happy happy happy"
Looking forward to the checking the trail cam next week see if the others are still coming and to see if we got the shot on film, its only set for a 15sec burst so unlikely.
Video of him earlier in the week