I guess it does seem fair to go after someone who has wronged you, but when we're hunting boar, we're the ones trying to kill them. If a dog gets injured or dies in the process, that's pretty much what we were aiming to do to the boar, so it seems hypocritical to be taking an emotional stand like that against a wild animal that's just trying to stay alive.
I just had this conversation with a hunter friend of mine last week, but it strikes home now because Baron was cut yesterday. More than revenge, I was annoyed at myself for letting this boar get away, which led to Baron getting injured. The boar won the fight yesterday and seemed pretty confident and predictable. I guessed him at 45kg, but it turns out he was 50.
A pictures worth a thousand words, and it was a good experience for Goji and Akane.
The Shikoku girls were part of the hunt? Or just participating afterwards?ReplyDelete
The girls came with me.Delete
Boar can be fairly predictable, because they learn so quickly.
I figured after winning the fight with Baron, this male would be feeling pretty chuff and stick around. If I went back, he'd probably use the exact same strategy that got him out last time. Sure enough, just showing up with the girls got the boar in motion. He popped right out, and I popped him off. The girls are vary wary about boar still, and very aware when they pick up scent. They play it very safe, and that was perfect for this boar.
I really enjoy reading your blog! It's very interesting and my thoughts are many way similar to yours and I have been learning a lot about these dogs by just reading this blog. :) Thanks for writing it and hopefully your dog will heal soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks for reading. Baron's doing good. He was already back to his usual self by this morning, other than the dime size hole he's sporting. It'll probably take around 3 weeks to heal completely.Delete