Boar Hunting in the Northern Territory
Conditions | Transport,
Accommodation and Facilities
wild boars are available in most coastal hunting area. They are occasionally
encountered in the Buffalo hunting areas at Gangan. Trophy Boars may
be taken for the cost of the trophy fee only when encountered whilst
hunting in our Buffalo area.
normally combine these trophy Boar hunts with other big game hunts.
Most hunters add on a few days Boar hunting at Dorisvale Station to
a Buffalo hunt. However, some serious Boar hunters like to take a 5
day or 7 day Boar hunt without a Buffalo hunt.
to September are the coolest dry months most suitable for trophy Boar
hunting. July and August are the most productive months due to the dryer
conditions encountered, as the dry season progresses.
are some good Buffalo at Dorisvale, which can be taken on a Boar hunt
for the cost of the trophy fee only. There are no trophy fees or bag
limits at Dorisvale, however we do not shoot female or young Boars.
This area is strictly for trophy Boar hunters.
hunting for Wild Boar at Dorisvale Station is very specialized.
have managed the feral pig population of this area for over 15 years
especially to produce trophy boar hunting. We have taken over 1500 trophy
class boars from this area so far.
morning hunts are conducted by departing camp well before first light
and sneaking up on these baited areas to catch the big Boars feeding
late into the early morning light.
the middle of the day, we stalk along creeks and the pigs' cool daytime
resting areas, which are known to carry permanent pig populations. Fast
shooting action, requiring quick and accurate shooting is a must when
disturbing the boars in their sleeping areas.
of our contract with the landowners requires us to control the numbers
of feral donkeys and horses in the area. We harvest these feral animals
and use the carcasses for bait for the boars.
have numerous high seats and tree stands in natural feeding locations.
We shoot the feral donkeys and horses to use for bait and position ourselves
in the high seats or tree stands late in the afternoon and hunt over
a selected site until sundown or even into the evening if the big Boars
are feeding later.
will require very good binoculars, as most of the productive hunting
is conducted during very low light conditions. As these boars weigh
up to 200 KGs and have very heavy protective shoulder "shields", you
require a rifle which shoots heavy bullets. A minimum of 308W or 30-06
is required, however a 300 magnum or 9.3 X 64 with high quality telescopic
sights are about ideal for the job. We can supply suitable scoped rifles
on any of our hunts.
Medium to heavy weight, soft point bullets are most suitable for our
Boars. Some hunters prefer to use a 308W or 30-06 rifle. These calibres
are suitable with heavy bullets, when using well-placed shots.
You will not be overgunned using a 375H&H magnum if that is your choice.
A warm jacket is required for late evening and very early morning hunts.
Lightweight darker coloured camouflage cotton clothing is most suitable
for hunting at Dorisvale. Lightweight boots with soft soles are all
that is required.
is some walking and close range stalking involved, so you should choose
boots which are comfortable and in which you can sneak about quietly.
The weather at Dorisvale is cooler than hunting on the coast.
The dry winter days are warm by mid morning, however nighttime temperatures
drop to as low as 4°C (40°F) on occasions during cold winter nights.
and Facilities Available
Station is on a working cattle station (ranch). It is just over one
hour charter flight south of Darwin. Our camp is a very comfortable
tent camp with similar facilities as the Buffalo camp.