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Any pitfalls in buying a very small woodland ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If legal and available 00 buckshot in a 12 bore would serve. If the boar is charging let him get close say ten yards then step to the side after you pull the trigger. Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And just hope he carries on in a straight line!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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vtsnowedin wrote:
If legal and available 00 buckshot in a 12 bore would serve. If the boar is charging let him get close say ten yards then step to the side after you pull the trigger. Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er, not strictly accurate, is it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
And just hope he carries on in a straight line!
By far the most likely result. The momentum of a large animal will take it quite a way in a straight line and unless you miss totally it will have other things to deal with besides swerving to the side you jumped to. Any shot from nose to tail down the center line of the animal should drop him in his tracks. No need to be more specific as as the animal runs towards you his head, shoulders, back ,and tail ,will all come up and down across your sights with each bound he makes so pull the trigger as the nose crosses your sights and hope you hit him between the shoulder blades and spine him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Between the eyes and the ears and brain stem him would be better.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
Between the eyes and the ears and brain stem him would be better.
Yes of course but anywhere in the spinal column/ brain will do and the head and brain is a moving target. Try for it as it bobs by your sights and the spinal column comes into line.
A pigs brain is quite small and will fit in the palm of your hand. If you have the boar give you a standing shot while it is feeding and you have the weapon and skill to make the shot go for it but if it is running at you you will not have time to or ability to insist on a brain shot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the pig was immobile after a 1st shot, would you give it a close up head shot next, to end it quickly? I have never hunted for wild animals, or killed any meat I eat. I do however think it's a good thing to do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, always. Or if it was a small animal or a bird, wring its neck.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The feral pigs continue to be plentiful they are domestic pigs gone feral, not true wild boar.

They have eliminated the chickens, but the pigs are good to eat and the intention is to manage the population as an ongoing food source.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure that DEFRA would be too happy about feral domestic pigs wondering about the countryside. I mean they might be eating meat and stuff like that. It's illegal to feed pigs offal or swill so they're breaking the law!!!!

Mind you, DEFRA are, so I hear, quite busy at the moment with another matter and seem not to be concerned about stuff that really matters to farmers like the spread of TB and various pig diseases.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps the feral pigs should be re-branded as "free range pigs of mixed ancestry, including rare breeds"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure migrant pigs will have conveniently different rules from good old native ones.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuzzy wrote:
I'm sure migrant pigs will have conveniently different rules from good old native ones.


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