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?
WILD BOAR SHOOTING
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!