Wild boar, Sus scrofa, in the Forest of Dean

Wild boar shooting in the UK

Wild boar shooting in the UK is permitted as boar are legal quarry and currently have no close season — they are not protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and can be hunted year round. However it is probably time to think of introducing a close season for…

Wild boar tusks

Huge Scottish wild boar shot after Highlands sheep rampage

A large wild boar, estimated to weigh 24 stone (150kg), has been shot dead after being considered responsible for a spate of sheep killing on a Highland farm. Twitter account user @highlandfowler wrote on 17 June:  “A keeper friend of mine was called to help find out what was killing…