Introduction to wild boar hunting in Argentina

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Introduction to wild boar hunting in Argentina

Post  Admin on Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:31 pm

Wild boar were introduced in 1906, the same year as the Red Deer and are widely seen as a pest. As there are no natural predators in Argentina it is necessary to cull wild boar utilizing professional hunters. Land owners are all to willing to take on foreigners who are willing to pay them to hunt their problem. Wild boar can be found throughout Argentina.

To say the least, most of the hunting down here is welcomed by land owners and misunderstood by the average Argentinian. All of the animals introduced into Argentina were introduced for purposes of hunting and trapping. While many hunters come to Argentina from around the globe there isn't nearly enough hunting to keep the numbers from reaching pestilence proportions. Generally speaking not very many Argentines hunt, own a gun or have even shot a gun.

Consequently, land owners are hiring professionals to cull herds of red deer and wild boars that are over-running their estancias. Many Argentines I have spoken with are animal lovers and hate to see anything killed by a hunter. The reality, however, is that hunters thin the herds while providing income to estancia owners, guides, meat processors, retailers and the overall economy. Even after the paying hunters are long gone back to their respective countries estancia owners must still hire professional hunters to keep the numbers of animals in check.

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