One of the most gratifying and dangerous game to hunt is that of the wild pig. Feral boars are actually quite intelligent, they are fast, and unless you are very accurate, they can even take a shot or two thanks to their compact build. While of course most hunters are capable of bagging a pair of tusks on their own, it is important to continually improve your technique and learn from other's experiences. With that in mind, the following wild boar hunting tips can be used to help you get that one elusive pig that has been evading you for years.

Boar hunting is seasonal; use that downtime to trek into your favorite hunting ground and observe the area. Bring a topographical map if possible and make notes of sightings, likely diurnal migratory patterns, food sources, water holes, and anything else that can be of use. Also, scout for places that will likely prove to be optimum locations for your tree stand and mark those on your map; look for a place that provides a good view of the mapped out migration paths.

Wild BoarIf you intend to hunt at night, invest in a good feeder light and remote. Prior to your actual hunt, have the feeder set up in the location you will want it, and use it. The idea is to get the boars accustomed to acquiring free, safe food at the location. When you actually set up to hunt, the pigs will be less likely to get spooked and might even show up early in expectation of a meal. Refer to an outdoor adventures guide to discern the food that works best, but if all else fails, corn is always a safe choice. Use the remote if the boars get spooked.

In extremely dense forests or at night, use the Hansel and Gretel method to track a wounded animal. Leave markers on the ground or clipped to trees in case you are turned around, this way you can backtrack and hopefully start in a more accurate direction. Hopefully, these wild boar hunting tips will help, and will get you that much closer to the perfect pair of tusks.