I was led to believe in medieval times Boar hunting was in such a way as for the hunter to stand his ground and have the Boar driven onto the lance being held forward by the hunter.
I can only imagine that would be when it would kick off, with both man and beast rolling around on the ground with all hell breaking loose.
I have seen dogs surrounding a Boar and making things difficult but in most circumstances, the beaters stand back and let one of them go forward either with a pistol or other weapon.
It would take a much braver man than me to even consider using a pig sticker - not agile enough now anyway .
I've changed my first post as I didn't realise it would be taken as hostile, sorry
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My brother killed a boar in Louisiana with a knife. Said it was an... experience.~Muir
As I'm sure you're aware it is common practice in New Zealand for hunters to hunt boar with just dogs and a knife. Few carry a rifle. The dogs are trained to bail and hold the pig - distracting it while the hunter sneaks in and dispatches the pig with a well placed 'pig sticker'. The dogs tend to get beaten up but there are surprisingly few hunters injured