Day Two of the driven hunt in Hungary and Steve Wild is shooting from Hightowers on the lookout for some big Wild Boar. With the guns in high spirits and the anticipation to see some boar rises, the day ahead looks promising and Steve is raring to go.
- First drive of the day: Steve Wild takes to the high seat.
- The second drive proves challenging.
- The final drive has Steve reflecting on his journey.
- Next time on Team Wild TV
Welcome to Wild Boar Road Trip – Hungary on Team Wild TV.
As the morning briefing takes place, the excitement and anticipation begin to build. It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to hunt here in Hungary once again. This hunt has been organised by Tamas Tacaks of Wonderheart Hunting who ensures everyone is fully briefed on the day’s proceedings before the day begins.
Steve has stuck with the same kit he has been using all week, shooting with the Blaser R8 Professional Success in 300 Win Mag for its speed and safety features. Topped with the Hawke Frontier 30 1-6×24 IR Rifle Scope. A well-rounded combination for driven wild boar hunting.
First Drive of The Day
Steve has been positioned in a high seat for the first drive. The high seat offers a great view of the ground ahead while providing a safer angle to shoot running game when the terrain is relatively flat or sloping away. Particularly when your neighboring guns are positioned nearby. Little after Steve got into the high seat he spots a group of fallow deer with a good looking buck. Unfortunately, for Steve, a shot didn’t present itself but promising signs nevertheless.
The first drive had its challenges. After hearing several shots off to the right the boars still elude Steve. Whilst philosophical, there is some tension creeping into Steve’s voice, with all the time and effort Steve has put into his preparations for this trip, he’s eager to put his skills and equipment to the test.
Second Drive of The Day
The second drive offers a spectacular view or the surrounding countryside. The scenery is simply breathtaking. This drive is located in a ride with woods and high seats on either side, initially, the beaters will push the game across from one side to the other to give the shooters the best chance of getting a boar.
As the sound of game approaches, Steve readies himself, shouldering the rifle. He’s careful not to swing through the line of the fellow guns. As a number of boar hurtle through the drive, Steve takes a few well-aimed shots but with the other guns firing along the line in the same instance, Steve is unsure if the bullet found its mark. In the thick brush, nothing is certain until the beaters bring in the dog.
The Last Drive of The Day
Ahead of the last drive, Steve is enthusiastic for one last drive. Although Steve didn’t connect with all of his opportunities, he’s clearly now enjoying the experience. This is where your experience really comes into play. No amount of training or simulation can fully prepare you for the real thing. As Steve reflects on another uneventful drive, he still manages to share smiles and congratulations to his fellow guns. It has been a brilliant and exciting day for all and he cannot wait to make his way back to camp to see what the beaters have found.
As in many of the European countries, Hungary has many respectful hunting traditions. Celebrating the fallen game and give thanks for its bounty but also initiating those new to hunting into the ranks. When all is said and done, Steve celebrates his new found friendships and his relief as the beaters bring home his small victory of the wild boar he thought he had missed on the second drive.
Next time on Wild Boar Road Trip – Hungary
We follow Ian Harford on his day two of the epic wild boar hunt.