BIG-GAME hunting has returned to Britain with gunmen paying £550 apiece to shoot captive wild boar on a country estate. At two recent trial drives, 20 “hunters” killed a total of 51 wild boar.
“It is an adrenaline high as a 16-stone boar charges at you through the undergrowth,” said Dave Corner, a hunter who helped organise the drives. “We have all sorts of people taking part, from car mechanics and builders to multi-millionaires. They are bored with pheasant shooting and are looking for something different.”
I don’t like to interfere in these things, especially if builders and multi-millionaires are involved, but if these guys are looking for ‘something different’ I’ve come up with a great idea.
We line up the gunmen in the woods and drive the boar towards them as usual, but in an entertaining twist we take away the high powered rifles.
“It is an adrenaline high as a 16-stone boar charges at you through the undergrowth and you haven’t got a rifle,” said Dave Corner, a hunted man trying to escape a drive. “We have all sorts of people hiding and dying in these woods, from car mechanics and builders to multi-millionaires. They are all wishing they had stuck to pheasant shooting.”
Mmm… I reckon with a bit of training we could get those pheasants to use shotguns.