The population of this massive, strong and intelligent animal has been increasing over the last decades, finding their habitat in the hilly as well as the plains areas. They often live in herds, which are usually made up of 15-30 animals, and as such they cause significant damage in agricultural territories. The mature sow is able to raise as many as 8-10 piglets annually. The male tuskers live alone and join the herds only during mating season. The bigger sows and tuskers can reach 250-300kg in weight. The tusks of this size of boar can be a very dangerous weapon; they can cause very serious injuries. Boars are omnivores; so unfortunately, even the small game animals are also endangered by them.
The individual hunt can be done by stalking or high seat. The boars’ behaviour, good hearing, sense of smell as well as their intelligence requires great knowledge and skill of the hunter. Despite their huge population, hunting for trophy tusker is never easy. They are smart, elusive animal, harvesting them a great prize for every real hunter. Sitting long nights in the blind or high seat waiting for the beast, or stalking and tracking on fresh snow , that makes boar hunt a joy. This is the only wild game species in Hungary which allowed to hunt night time.
For groups, the driven hunt is one of the most exciting and intense hunting methods with well-trained beaters and dogs. In our hunting areas, not unusual to see 50- 80 animal on the ground at the end of a successful day. The optimum number of hunters for driven hunt is 8-12.
Approximately 150,000 wild boars are bagged in Hungary per year. The overgrown population must be hunted intensively; the trapped and live boars are taken to fenced hunting areas.
All year round ( note: sow cannot be harvested between 31st Jan – 1st May)
International medal scoring:
- 110.00 – 114.99 CIC point = bronze / 17-19 cm length of tusk/
- 115.00 – 119.99 CIC point = silver / 19-21 cm/
- 120.00 point and above= gold / 20 + cm/
The comparison between CIC points and length is indicative only, the width of the tusk also effects the scoring.