European wild boar
The European wild boar’s body is similar with the bison’s body but it is heavier and higher in the shoulders region. The boar’s body is covered with coarse, thin hair. In most cases, wild boars are black but in some cases, they can be brown or silver-gray. The boars are born with stripes from their nose to the tail which will fade when the boar reaches six up to nine weeks old. Wild boars are known to inhabit in lots of different areas which in some cases is quite annoying as these animals do a lot of harm to the nature.
European Wild Boar has always been said to be the most intelligent of game animals. A fully grown wild boar is around 1m tall and weighs between 90Kg and 140Kg. The Sow is slightly smaller, being only 90cm tall and weighing between 70Kg and 90Kg. Both boars and Sows are armed with big sharp tusks. The eupean wild boars vary in colour from rusty brown to dark black and Piglets are brown with light horizontal stripes.Wild boars can breed all year round, with a litter of 8 to 10 piglets being born after a gestation period of 4 months.
The boar hunting season starts in Lorraine on the 1st of September and continues to the 15th of April, but hunting yearling and piglets is permitted all year. The best time to hunt wild boar in France is from November to January, when the snow makes the Boar more visible or during a full moon becourse of the light.