Are you thinking about giving boar hunting a try? Before you do, take some time to educate yourself about boars; they’re very interesting (and robust) creatures. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to boars and their behavior. Check out the answers to some of the most common questions regarding boars below.
How big can boars become?
Over the years, there have been media reports about hunters taking down boars weighing more than 500 pounds. While some boars may become that big, it’s rare. On average, male boars are about 200 pounds or so, while female boars weigh in at around 175 pounds.
Are boars slow?
Boars might be large creatures, but they are not slow, which is something that you should definitely keep in mind when hunting them. They can run up to 30 miles per hour, and they’re also capable of jumping over 3 foot fences in some cases.
Do boars really have a that great sense of smell?
Boars cannot see or hear all that well. However, what they lack in vision and hearing, they more than make up for when it comes to their sense of smell. They use their ability to sniff out scents to find food and to avoid potential threats. There are some boars that can detect odors from more than 5 miles away and some that can smell odors emanating from 25 feet underground.
How difficult is it to hunt boars?
If you’re able to get a good shot at a boar, they’re not terribly difficult to take down. But getting a shot is the hard part! Boars are very smart and they learn quickly, which can make it tough for hunters to track them down.
Tioga Boar Hunting allows hunters to hunt for boars at any time of the year. Call us at 570-835-5341 today to schedule a boar hunting trip.