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Are wild boar occasionally known to eat roe deer kids?

Wild boar have now taken up residence on the land where I stalk, so if this is true, will it mean my deer numbers will fall in time?

George Wallace
Boar – like we humans – enjoy a varied diet and that includes meat from time to time, when they can get it.

So yes, young roe deer go down a treat if one is a bit slow on its feet and gets caught.

This doesn’t mean the presence of boar will reduce deer numbers in your parish; in spite of stalkers, death by motor vehicles, poachers, and predation on fawns by foxes the UK deer population continues to grow.

Rather than view wild boar as a threat, what you should be doing is getting a variation on your FAC to own a suitable wild boar shooting rifle.

Once that’s done you will be able to tuck into oodles of delicious pork steaks, as well as lovely venison!

Go Wild Boar shooting in the UK here!