Wild Boar With Dogs
Hunting, Hog Hunting and Pig Hunting are all the
same type of animal, the method we are going to
cover in this article is wild boar, hogs and pigs
being hunted with dogs.
dogs have been used to hunt boar since ancient times.
Boar hunting dogs are loosely divided into two hunting
dog categories, bay dogs, and catch dogs.
harass the boar, keeping it cornered in one place
and barking loudly. This behaviour is known as "baying"
or keeping the boar "at bay". The bay
dogs' barking alerts the hunters to the bay, so
that the hunter may catch up and kill the boar.
Sometimes the boar is tied up to be killed and cleaned
later, as the meat of a dead boar goes bad very
dogs are typically Cur dogs such as the Leopard
Cur, Blackmouth Cur
also known as the BMC,
Blue Lacy, Catahoula Cur and trailing scent hounds
such as the Walker Hound, Foxhound, Plott Hound
dogs grip the boar, typically seizing the boar's
ear. Once they have the boar, they will hold it
until the hunter arrives. The hunter then comes
in from behind and kills the boar with a knife or
spear, unless the objective is live capture and
relocation, in which case the hunter will "leg"
(seize and elevate a rear leg), "flip"
(force the now off-balance boar to lay on its side)
and then "hog-tie" the boar's feet.
dogs are typically "Bully" breeds such
as the American Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier,
Staffordshire Bull Terrier and other molossers such
as the Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino,
Dogue de Bordeaux, Great Dane, English Mastiff and
smaller Mastiff crosses.
not unusual for hunters to hunt with bay and catch
dogs together. The bay dogs are used to find the
boar and corner it. Once the boar is cornered or
turns to fight, the catch dogs are released to seize
the boar and hold it.
"hog dogs" in the U.S.A include the Blackmouth
Cur, Catahoula, Blue Lacy, Plott Hound, Walker
Hound, Pit Bull and purpose bred crosses. Popular
"pig dogs" in Australia include Staghounds,
Rhodesian Ridgebacks, the Bull Arab, Greyhound Lurcher
crosses, various Terriers, and purpose bred crosses.
days boar hunting is also referred to as hog hunting
or even pig hunting. Wild boar hunts are still very
popular in countries such as Italy, Germany, Poland,
Argentina and Russia.
In the United States there are herds or wild boar
established all across the country, thought to have
been originally introduced to Cuba by Columbus on
his 2nd voyage. Adult hogs have very few predators
and thrive once established in an area. In some
states such as California, hunters must purchase
a hunting tag, but there is no limit on the numbers
of animals that may be taken, unlike the limits
on other game species such as deer, elk, and bear.
Texas boar hunting is becoming a way of life especially
for the younger generation, youths in their early
to late teens pulling out their shap looking hunting
rigs, loading up their bay and catch dogs, trailers,
atv's, gators and mules etc, to start their weekends.
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