There are opportunities to hunt boar all over Europe, as one of the continent’s premier hunting destinations we recommend Romania as being the best country in Europe for a Driven Boar Hunt. Not only are the Boar plentiful with good opportunities to shoot other game, but the prices to hunt in Romania are reasonable in comparison with other locations. The Wild Boar is a stout, sporting beast that is extremely adaptable to any environment. He can be found all over Romania from the Carpathian’s high forests to the Danube’s delta. Despite being the most popular big game target in Romania, they can be found in healthy numbers all over the country. The Eurasian boar that can be found on our hunting grounds have a good genetic makeup and is the same beast to those that been hunted in Europe for thousands of years.
Boar are most commonly found in wooded areas where the food is most plentiful, and in the correct areas it is not uncommon to find large concentrations of the animals providing sensational opportunities for drives. Other successful methods include stalking them at dusk and waiting up high seats. The normal size for a boar shot on our hunting grounds will be in excess of 150KG with a 20cm tusk, but it is not unknown to harvest beasts above 300kg with tusks in excess of 28cm.
A Driven Boar Shoot in Europe is one of the major sporting events for any hunter. The minimum safe calibre for shooting wild boar is generally considered to be a .243 with 85 grain or heavier expanding projectiles, with larger calibres being recommended. Wild boar are strong, solidly built animals with sharp tusks and a willingness to defend themselves vigorously[ Boar are known to charge the hunter after a missed shot or a wound that is not immediately lethal; because of this, some of the earliest bayonets were actually used by boar hunters rather than military forces.
The National Record for Boar tusks in Romania is 144 CIC points, although this is a record set to be broken, annually trophies are taken on our grounds that measure over 135 CIC points