Monday, February 27, 2006

Sounds Good To Me

The one game I've always wanted to hunt has been boar- and if I ever get to Africa, warthogs. It looks like I may just get my wish.

Conservationists and wildlife specialists are calling on the Government to designate the ferocious creatures as game, paving the way for boar hunting seasons.

The wild pigs, which are common in mainland Europe, were last seen on these shores in the late 17th century. They were reintroduced in the 1980s for wild boar farming. Until the storms of 1987 none was living wild, but uprooted fencing and escapes from abattoirs led to the boars reasserting themselves, primarily across south England. Sightings have also been reported across east and northern England and Scotland.

A spokesman for Defra said: "Designating them game animals is an option."

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