Long-time hunters would tell you to stay away from hunting wild boars if you don’t like to be frustrated. Compared to bucks, it’s much more challenging to hunt wild boars. Sure, you’ll see signs of their presence everywhere. You can easily spot rooted open fields and wallowed ponds. However, wild boars are very elusive. They’re very hard to spot because they stay low on the ground unlike bucks. They’re also very aware of their surroundings. They are easily startled and you can lose sight of them before you can even get the chance to shoot.
Wild boars are also known to show hostile tendencies. This is just one of the reasons why they’re considered to be nuisance. This is why there are very lenient laws on hunting them. They damage public property and you’re doing other people a favor by hunting them. So why not take the challenge? Better yet, take the challenge of using crossbows for hunting wild boars.
It’s hard to follow what happened in real time because everything happened so fast. This makes the crossbow very dangerous to wild boars. If you’re going to check the slow-motion at the later part of the video, you can see that the wild boar didn’t stand a chance. We can see how the wild boar was startled with the noise and it was actually prepared to run. But due to the sheer power of the crossbow, he wasn’t able to get the chance to get out of the way.
The crossbowman was around 20 meters away from the target. Now, that’s really not something to write home about because you can easily take out targets at over 100 yards with rifle-like accuracy of crossbows. So the applause should be for the fact that he was able to stay 20 meters away from the target without startling him. This is one of the greatest things about using crossbows for hunting. Once armed, they don’t make any noise until you press on the trigger. Long bow arrows make a little sound when you draw back the string and sometimes, that’s enough to startle animals.
You can also see its accuracy in action. The wild boar was hit right behind the ribs and through both lungs. It was able to run around 30 yards because of its brain telling it to flee. But with that power and accuracy, it was dead almost instantly. The crossbowman also used a broad head bolt which is deadly with boars.
In case you missed it, pause at 1:44 of the video. Do you see the dirt flying out at the right side of the boar? That’s the bolt that went straight through the boar. Wild boars are known to have tough skin so that’s saying a lot about the power of crossbows.
So are you up to the challenge of using crossbows for hunting wild boars?