Hunting Boar with a Crossbow

Hunting Boar with a Crossbow

Crossbows just might save hunting in the USA. That’s what Larry Large of Hunting East Texas says. We are out with Larry and his friend Terry Tate of Big Bore Airguns after one of the millions of hogs that have reached plague proportions in Texas. And we are using the latest night vision from Nitesite.

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Why shoot wild boar?
Wild boar were once native to Great Britain but became extinct more than 300 years ago. Following escapes or deliberate releases from wild boar farms from the 1980s, they have now established breeding populations in the wild including Kent and East Sussex in the South-East of England, Dorset, Devon and the Forest of Dean in the South-West, and parts of Scotland. DEFRA estimates the current population at around 500 in the established colonies. Local wildlife managers estimate it at nearer 5,000.
Wild boar are omnivorous and approximately 400 species of plants and animals have been reported to be part of their diet. Their habit of rooting through the floor of woodland and pasture leaves a clear indicator of their presence. They will take both eggs and nestlings of ground-nesting birds and can damage crops, gamebird release pens and game feeders. Damage to agriculture can also be extensive and concerns have been raised regarding collisions with traffic. Boar have no natural predators in the UK meaning culls are necessary to control population growth.
Wild boar are susceptible to the same diseases as domestic pigs and therefore have the potential to spread infectious disease such as swine fever, foot & mouth and Aujesky’s disease (Gow, 2002; Natural England, 2007).
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  1. James Rhodes on December 18, 2019 at 12:45 am

    What scope were you using

  2. James Kenomis on December 18, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I prefer my .308.

  3. Matt Hamilton on December 18, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Bull shit. That meat taste pretty wild. We leave them in the field for bait for coyotes. If your going to eat the meat you have to trap them and feed them grain for a month. This guy needs a new doctor.

  4. Yosemite Sam on December 18, 2019 at 12:50 am

    I keep hearing the south is overrun with hogs. How come all the farmers want me to pay to control them? I live in Western New York. If any farmers farmers out there will let me hunt hogs for free on their land let me know and I’ll shoot them by the dump truck load.

  5. Wesley Cooper on December 18, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Awesome!! still attempting to get one with my crossbow. It’s much more difficult when your target is so close you can hear it breathing.

  6. seattwa on December 18, 2019 at 12:52 am

    This guy should get together with R Lee Emmy! Why is a cross bow hog hunt from the great state of Texas being narrated by some English guy!??

  7. Malcolm Arnott on December 18, 2019 at 12:52 am

    You should check out the Busbice boys hunting boar from a helicopter with their Barnett crossbows

  8. Timothy Hudson on December 18, 2019 at 1:02 am

    I shot a hog with a crossbow for the first time and broke my arrow also. I am wondering if the hog rolled over on it and broke it. Sure did drop it in its tracks!

  9. Mayhem.551 on December 18, 2019 at 1:05 am

    lol jack frags is that you?

  10. André Morais on December 18, 2019 at 1:05 am

    They maybe be america’s problem… but they are the hunter’s hope… hope they get everywhere…

  11. STRAIGHT EDGE on December 18, 2019 at 1:11 am

    I can appreciate somebody that’s good with a crossbow because I’ve had one for only about a year and they are hard to master. They aren’t the easiest to reload they aren’t like guns wind actually makes a big impact and it can take years to master

  12. 1984sFinest on December 18, 2019 at 1:20 am

    I don’t know what kind of Backwoods cardiologist he’s using but pork is not going to help you fight cholesterol no matter who you are!

  13. crz mirror on December 18, 2019 at 1:21 am

    its stupid you can’t hunt with crossbows in England

  14. Hugh Jass on December 18, 2019 at 1:24 am

    "This hog will fight cholesterol" haha, that’s great

  15. ELECTRIC 9 on December 18, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Stop talking and go kill the damn thing pops! too much yak yak!!

  16. ZEUS Apolo on December 18, 2019 at 1:31 am

    the silent death…………….

  17. Kiwihere18 on December 18, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Any get the feeling Larry loves crossbows ? 🙌

  18. crz mirror on December 18, 2019 at 1:38 am

    its stupid you can’t hunt with crossbows in England

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