A Nocturnal Wild Boar Hunt

Professor Mawla

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This is not really an article or a story , but rather a small “ report “ of sorts of a very thrilling hunt which I enjoyed recently .

I live on a property near the hills and my home is surrounded by 33 different farms and plantations ; all of which border the vast Maulvi Bazaar forests . I am frequently fortunate enough to get invited by my neighbors , to hunt on their private lands . Sometimes , they invite me over as a gesture of kindness . Sometimes , they are hopeful that I will share some of the game meat with them ( which I always do , anyway ) . And sometimes , they simply need someone to deal with problem animals . Animals which might either be harming the crops or the livestock or even the human inhabitants of the farms and plantations.

Day before yesterday , I was returning home from the College where I teach . I was approached by a neighbor who requested me if I could sort out a few problem animals for him ( the gentleman farms potatoes ) . I asked him what the problem was . He told me that he had about a half dozen huge wild boars recently venture into his property , which were destroying his potato crops . They had also injured four of the potato field workers who attempted to drive the wild boars out of the potato fields . Knowing that I am license holder of three arms and an avid hunter , the gentleman asked me if I could take care of the wild boars for him . Recognizing an opportunity to partake on another thrilling hunt , I readily agreed .

Last night , I arrived at the farm at roughly 8:15 PM . I had brought two of my three arms with me :
a ) My Enfield 1917 action custom .458 WM ( Winchester Magnum ) .
b ) My Laurona 12 bore sidelock ejector .
For the .458 WM , I had brought along 15 rounds of factory loaded 500 grain Nosler Partition soft nosed ammunition . For the Laurona 12 bore , I had brought along 16 Eley Alphamax 2 3/4 inch LG shells ( with each shell holding eight antimony hardened slugs) . Both the .458 WM and the Laurona 12 bore had a powerful six cell torchlight fitted to the fore end of each of them .

When I arrived at the farm , I first went to the family house where the owner and his wife were waiting for me . I told the owner two things :
a ) Not to get out of the house until I had returned .
b ) To provide me with one reliable farm employee who knew the entire lay out of the farm and who would carry one of my arms , while I had the other in my hands .

After some thought , a servant named Yasin was selected by the owner . Roughly in his late forties , Yasin knew every nook and cranny of the farm . He also knew the areas of the farm , which were most frequently ravaged by the wild boars . But most of all , the farm owner was 100 % confident that Yasin would not abandon me in a tight spot .

I asked Yasin to take me to the potato fields where the wild boars were last seen . I handed Yasin my .458 WM , while I carried my Laurona 12 bore . Yasin held a three cell torchlight in his left hand and he began to guide me through the farm . Off into the distance , we could hear the wild boars feeding . I asked Yasin exactly how many wild boars we were dealing with . Seven , was his answer . We finally neared the potato fields and then crouched down , as soon as we saw the wild boars . I told Yasin what we were going to do , as I removed four Eley Alphamax LG shells from the one of the pockets of my canvass hunting vest . I handed them to Yasin and asked him if he had ever held a gun . No , was his answer .

I explained to Yasin that we were going to close the distance between us and the wild boars . We were going to stalk them , until we were within 20 feet range . I would take the first two shots at the wild boars with my Laurona 12 bore , before opening and handing the shotgun back to Yasin while taking my .458 WM from him . While I was shooting the remaining wild boars with the .458 WM , Yasin’s duty was to reload the shotgun with two fresh Eley Alphamax LG shells and be ready to hand it back to me immediately . The plan was simple enough .

I coached Yasin on how I would open the breech of my Laurona 12 bore ( the shotgun’s automatic ejectors would naturally throw out the empty shell casings by themselves ) and hand him the shotgun . While taking the shotgun from me , he was to simultaneously put my .458 WM in my hands . Then , Yasin simply had to load two Eley Alphamax LG shells into the shotgun’s breech and close it ; staying ready to hand it to me as soon as I started gesturing him to take my .458 WM from my hands again . Yasin understood things pretty quickly , once I showed him how to load the Laurona 12 bore . Then , we commenced the stalk after switching both of our torchlights off .


Semi crouching and semi crawling , Yasin and I finally got within roughly 20 feet of the wild boars . They were far too busy feeding on the potato tubers , to even remotely imagine that someone/ something would be sneaking up on them . Putting my finger on the button of my six cell torchlight as I shouldered my Laurona 12 bore , I made a mental note of the positions of all seven of the wild boars . Leaping up , I switched on the torchlight . The beam illuminated a sounder of wild boars and took aim at the largest one which I instantly laid my eyes on .

I pulled the right trigger and the loud blast of the Laurona 12 bore shotgun echoed through the forest . I watched the concentrated charge of eight LG slugs tear into the broadside of a heavy wild boar . Instantly swinging at a 30 degree angle , I pulled the left trigger of my Laurona 12 bore just as the barrels became parallel with another extremely large wild boar . The concentrated charge of eight LG slugs caught him in the side of the head . Seeing both the wild boars dropping to the ground on the spot , I did not care to waste anymore time . Instantly opening the breech of my shotgun and handing it back to Yasin , I snatched my .458 WM back from him and flicked off the safety catch .The wild boars had gotten confused and thus , panicked . One particularly aggressive wild boar decided to charge me and Yasin . I gave him a frontal heart shot with my .458 WM . The impact of that 500 grain Nosler Partition soft nosed bullet completely raked the wild boar from stem to stern . He simply gave up and dropped dead right there . Taking aim at another fleeing wild boar , I hurriedly put another 500 grain Nosler Partition into the region right behind his shoulder. He went roughly 55 yards , before dropping . The other three wild boars were fleeing the farm as fast as their trotters could carry them . Seeing that the last three remaining wild boars were a sow and two immature animals , I decided to refrain from shooting them until and unless they returned to cause more trouble . Yasin and I stood amongst the carcasses of the four wild boars , when we decided that we should call for help from the house in order to get the carcasses inside . Yasin had properly loaded my Laurona 12 bore and was obediently standing with it ; ready to instantly pass it to me whenever I gestured that I would need it .

This morning , all of the fresh pork that was harvested from the wild boars ( which we had butchered on the previous night ) was donated and distributed to the local Catholic orphanage and the local Protestant orphanage . In the end , each and everyone of us got something out of this experience which we had wanted . My height ( the land owner ) was finally able to get rid of the wild boars which were ravaging through his potato fields . The local Christian orphan children got a great deal of fresh protein to supplement their diet , without needing to pay anything for it . As for me ? I just happened to be glad that I had enjoyed such a thrilling and exciting nocturnal hunting experience .

THE END

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Wild boars shot by the author , by using a .458 WM and a Laura 12 bore .
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Laurona 12 bore ( 2 3/4 inch chambers) sidelock ejector side by side shotgun belonging to the author .
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Eley Alphamax 2 3/4 inch LG shells belonging to the author .
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Enfield 1917 action custom .458 Winchester Magnum belonging to the author .
 
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How many Eley Alphamax LG cartridges do you have remaining , Anayeth ? They are worth their weight in gold now , ever since Eley ceased production of any cartridges ... Which are loaded with a shot size larger than BB .
 

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Dear @Proffesor Mawla
Question:
Maulvi Bazaar forests would be in eastern part of Bangladesh, bordering with Burma (Myanmar)?
 

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Dear @Proffesor Mawla
Question:
Maulvi Bazaar forests would be in eastern part of Bangladesh, bordering with Burma (Myanmar)?
@mark-hunter
The Maulvi Bazaar forests are actually located in the Northeastern part of Bangladesh and we share a border with Shiliguri in India ( which is on the other side of the hills ) . It is our Bandarban forests ( which is located in the Southeastern part of Bangladesh ) that shares a border with Burma .
 

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Thank you sir,
I am following closely all these hunting reports from Bangladesh, from your friends and you, and I try to visualize local geography. Much appreciated, your explanation.
 

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How many Eley Alphamax LG cartridges do you have remaining , Anayeth ? They are worth their weight in gold now , ever since Eley ceased production of any cartridges ... Which are loaded with a shot size larger than BB .
@Major Khan Sir ,
I still have 18 rounds left . After that , I will have to switch to another brand .
 

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Interesting hunt and you collected some great meat on that hunt. Congrats again.
 

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Good story and great shooting. Keep them coming.
 

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What a grand time! I do so enjoy reading these experiences!
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My congratulations on the hunt. The nocturnal waits of wild boar are exciting. Thanks for sharing.
 

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