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Hunt
Wild Boar, stalking, 5 days
in Turkey

starting from 6,250 EUR

When it comes to hog huntingTurkey is unsurpassed in terms of both population and trophy quality in Europe and Asia. Eurasian wild boar is available in all over Turkey with great population and high trophy quality. These significant features of the wild boar, presents nice hunts and brings great success. Turkish boars are not only heavy in body weight, but possess also exceptionally strong tusks. As much as it is a rarity, tusks measuring up to 32 cm have been collected on several occasions. For individuals who hunt for the size, stalking in moonlight is a more productive way to hunt. For those who seek the company of fellow hunters as well as the joy of hunting, driven hunts can also be organized. Optimum Hunting offers you the best guides and superb trophy quality.

  • Difficulty Hard
  • Hunting Season All season
  • Hunting style Stalking/Driven
  • Hunting Method Rifle
Hunt Wild Boar, stalking, 5 days in Turkey

Eurasian wild boar is available in all over Turkey with great population and high trophy quality. These significant features of the wild boar, presents nice hunts and brings great success. In the mountains and hills, boars find ideal habitats with plenty of walnut trees and hazel bushes, which provide excellent feeding grounds for wild boars. Although wild boar population is very good in all parts of Turkey, some areas stand out with its big tusks. These areas are mainly accepted as; Black Sea Region (North of Turkey), Central Anatolia- Ankara & Bolu and Mediterranean Coast of Turkey (south). Big tusks in some specific areas have made Turkey a well known wild boar destination and it seems like some new exceptional areas that are added recently into our hunting areas, will take these features of Turkey further. Turkish boars are not only heavy in body weight, but possess also exceptionally strong tusks. The average length of boar tusks is 18 to 22 cm, with high-class being 23-32 cm. Every year our hunters harvest very good number of big tusks, some of which are gold-medal trophies between 24 and 31 cm. The hunter can either wait at feeding grounds or water holes, or stalk along agricultural fields. It’s realistic to expect four to eight strong boars in 5 hunting days and if lucky, even more.




HOW TO ARRIVE

For Mediterranean Coast, south of Turkey, hunters need to fly to Antalya as last destination while they need to fly to Ankara for Black Sea Region of Turkey and Central Anatolia.

As there are direct and daily flights of Turkish Airlines to Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya from major European cities, traveling is very easy and short. From the nearest airport, hunting areas take 1 to 4 hours drive depending on the location.


AREAS, ALTITUDE, METHOD

As wild boar habitat in the mountains consisted of plenty of oak trees, pine trees, hazel bushes and agriculture fields, the altitude are not high. The average altitude of the areas are 500–2000 mt. Hunters that are keen on big tusks are strongly recommended to have stalking type hunt in moonlight.
Although the average is around 19-22 cm, it is not uncommon to get very big tusks like 25 cm and bigger. A hunter with good shooting skill, can get 5-8 or more big tusks during a standard stalking hunt (5 days) programmed.

The other method of wild boar hunting is Driven Hunt. Even though the areas for driven hunts lie in remote, but beautiful mountainous areas, these are well accessible by paths, so the transfers from stand to stand can be done with vehicles. This means even older and less sportive hunters can participate in this hunt. As all areas are free range, hunting success and daily bags are essentially dependent on the shooting skills of the hunter especially, during the driven hunt. A skilled group can surely achieve outstanding results in such a driven hunt. As you surely know, these wild mountain areas are not only known for their huge daily bags, but also for their exceptionally strong boars (even top-class with 21-29 cm) and their high percentage of old and huge females.


SEASON, WEATHER, ACCOMMODATION

Turkish Game Department allows wild boar hunting all over the year and best times rise up as moonlight periods of the months for stalking type, while any month from September thru 20th of February is suitable for driven type of hunting. The weather changes depending on the season and during the summer time the weather is like around 15-20 C during the night at stalking hunt while it could be warmer during the day if driven is taken. In the winter time the weather is quite cool, sometimes around 0 - +5 C level. The specific information can only be given when the dates and the area are certain. Accommodation is at 3-4 star hotels depending on the area chosen and sometimes hunting lodges are used with satisfactory facilities.
    Our standard programs for stalking hunts cover 5 days hunt requiring 7 days totally including travels.
  1. Day 01 Click to display details

    Arrival in either Istanbul or Ankara or Antalya, drive to the hotel in the area.

  2. Day 02-06 Click to display details

    Hunt wild boar.

  3. Day 07 Click to display details

    Drive back to airport and fly home.

Season & Weather & Accomodation
Turkish Game Department allows wild boar hunting all over the year and best times rise up as moonlight periods of the months for stalking type, while any month from September thru 20th of February is suitable for driven type of hunting. The weather changes depending on the season and during the summer time the weather is like around 15-20 C during the night at stalking hunt while it could be warmer during the day if driven is taken. In the winter time the weather is quite cool, sometimes around 0 - +5 C level. The specific information can only be given when the dates and the area are certain. Accommodation is at 3-4 star hotels depending on the area chosen and sometimes hunting lodges are used with satisfactory facilities.
Some photos from the lodging area

Prices at a glance

Price Condition Additional fees
6,250 EUR Tusks > 19 cm 1,050 EUR - additional boar
525 EUR - wounded boar
120 EUR - miss shot
300 EUR - skinning
60 EUR - tusk preparation


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