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    Spreading

    I have never shot a Boar, never seen one in the wild if I'm honest. Just wondering, what is the spread rate of these? I assume they are similar to Farmed pigs in that they will have 6-8 young at a time. With that number of offspring, that would surely indicate the spread of these is reasonably fast, unless mortality rate is high.

    I 've read several posts on here saying that they tear fields to pieces when they are feeding so if mortality rates are low, surely they would have to spread out to sustain a natural life through feeding habits?

    Are all areas suitable within the UK to support these? Well, all areas where other wild animals (Deer) habitat or are they more sustainable in farmlands/woods in low land areas?

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    Still interested in knowing more.....I put this up 9 months ago...

    TJ
    Position and hold must be firm enough to support the firearm
    The firearm must point naturally at the target without any undue physical effort
    Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct
    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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    Everything you'll ever need to know can be found on here:

    http://www.britishwildboar.org.uk/

    There are a couple of good books by Martin available from the website, and this one - Wild Boar in Europe - is currently discounted at 9.95 plus p&p from here:

    http://www.anglebooks.com/product.ph...oar-in-europe-

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartinjock View Post
    Still interested in knowing more.....I put this up 9 months ago...

    TJ
    I have two breading animals and they are very resilient. They have litters of 8 ish, the sows make great mothers and I would imagine that mortality in the wild is not bad. Certainly a wild boar sow would see off and predator that we have in this country. My assumption is that they are getting shot hard because everything I have seen would indicate that they would spread very quickly indeed.

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