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The Best Top 10 Wild Boar Kill Shots Caught On Video

In the video at the bottom of this article, we see the best top ten wild boar kill shots caught on video. So if you are offended seeing an animal being hunted….then click on something else. Hunting wild boar is a sport that has been linked to Kings and noblemen alike over the centuries, during the Middle Ages in Europe, it was considered a test of bravery and skill by the noble class to hunt and kill these animals. Many a hunter has been seriously injured by these animals, they will fight very fiercely if cornered.

Before gunpowder, these animals were hunted on horseback using specially made boar spears (seen below) and bow & arrow.

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“Throughout Western Europe in the Middle Ages, humans hunted wild animals. While game was at times an important source of food, it was rarely the principal source of nutrition. Hunting was engaged by all classes, but by the High Middle Ages, the necessity of hunting was transformed into a stylized pastime of the aristocracy. More than a pastime, it was an important arena for social interaction, essential training for war, and a privilege and measurement of nobility.”

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In the last decade or so, the U.S. has been over-run with wild pigs, these are not to be confused with the Wild Boar.

“The wild boar, also known as the wild swine, or Eurasian wild pig is native to much of Eurasia, North Africa, and the Greater Sunda Islands. Human intervention has spread its range further, making the species one of the widest-ranging mammals in the world. Accordingly, Eurasian wild boar, released, or escaped into habitats where they are not native, such as in North America, are not generally considered feral, although they may interbreed with feral pigs. As of 1990, up to 16 subspecies are recognized, which are divided into four regional groupings based on skull height and lacrimal bone length.The species lives in matriarchal societies consisting of interrelated females and their young (both male and female). Fully grown males are usually solitary outside the breeding season.”

 

H/T – Wikipedia

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