Big Belgian Boar Hunt a Hilarious Flop
Some 200 hunters chasing 170 boars manage to kill ... one
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 18, 2013 3:20 PM CST
In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 photo, a wild boar searches for food in the Margallah Hills of Islamabad, Pakistan.   (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

(Newser) – Belgians went on a boar hunt and at first it looked like no contest: 200 hunters vs. 170 wild boars. Yet in the end, only one boar was slain. As hunter Jef Schrijvers said after a frustrating day: "The boars won. The hunters lost." The northern town of Postel had organized the hunt because an explosive increase in the boar population had damaged farm fields and woods and caused rural traffic problems.

In a coordinated swoop, the hunters sought to drive the boars together so that marksmen in high positions could shoot them, but the plan didn't work. Schrijvers told a local TV network that "the hunt was perfect, safe, and correct. Only the result was disappointing." He called it a "successful general rehearsal" ahead of similar hunts. Sounds a lot like Florida's disappointing python hunt.

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Ultraworld
Feb 19, 2013 4:49 PM CST
You send 2 Texans over there with some high powered assault weapons & they'll kill every Boar, Bird, Squirrel and Deer in a 2 mile radius.
HMunster
Feb 19, 2013 7:02 AM CST
"Some 200 hunters chasing 170 boars manage to kill... one." ...and if it hadn't been for Asterix and Obelix they wouldn't have gotten any! ... : (
mommy_of_samhain
Feb 19, 2013 1:06 AM CST
Quick! Belgians need Catahoulas!