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Boar Hunting the Old Fashioned Way with a Spear with John E. Phillips

Day 5: After the Wild Boar Adventure and Hunt

Editor’s Note: Hunting savage wild hogs with a spear is a dangerous sport and has a history almost as old as mankind itself.

Click for Larger ViewClick for Larger ViewLater back home, I read more about the history of boar hunting. In medieval times, there were several hunters with spears on most hunts, all trying to down the animal from different directions at the same time. Then the hunters were not in nearly as much peril. I also found that oftentimes pig stickers had their horses cut out from under them by the slashing tusks of the hog. When they actually speared the hog, many times they ran the animal down from behind or speared it from the side, well behind the thick platelets that protected its vital organs.

Hog hunting with a spear is a dangerous sport that should not be taken lightly. If you face a hog in open terrain with a spear, your odds of surviving the encounter and actually bagging the boar are probably slim. However, if you do plan to try and down a tusker, use a spear that you have spent hours sharpening and one that has enough mass to it like the Puma spear to stop the charge of a wild boar or at least be able to push you out of its way.

Click for Larger ViewClick for Larger ViewAlways listen to an experienced boar hunting guide. If he says the situation is too dangerous, follow his recommendations. Do more research into the sport of hog hunting with a spear, and try to have a horse to ride. Thousands of men have faced the slashing tusks of wild pigs. However, don’t be foolish. A tusker can hurt you, and no trophy is worth a hospital stay.

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John Phillips, winner of the 2012 Homer Circle Fishing Award for outstanding fishing writer by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), the 2008 Crossbow Communicator of the year and the 2007 Legendary Communicator chosen for induction into the National Fresh Water Hall of Fame, is a freelance writer (over 6,000 magazine articles for about 100 magazines and several thousand newspaper columns published), magazine editor, photographer for print media as well as industry catalogues (over 25,000 photos published), lecturer, outdoor consultant, marketing consultant, book author and daily internet content provider with an overview of the outdoors. Click here for more information and a list of all the books available from John E. Phillips.

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Day 1: The Idea to Hunt Wild Boars with a Spear
Day 2: The History of Wild Boar Hunting and the Wild Hog in America
Day 3: The Adventure and Hunt for Wild Boars with a Spear
Day 4: More about the Spear Hunt for Wild Boars
Day 5: After the Wild Boar Adventure and Hunt

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Entry 805, Day 5