World’s Most Celebrated Driven Hunting Series ‘Wild Boar Fever XI presented by Aimpoint’ Now Available on Sportsman Channel

December 18, 2020

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DENVER (December 18, 2020) – In 2018, Outdoor Channel introduced North American audiences to one of the world’s most popular and exciting hunting methods – driven hunting – with the Wild Boar Fever series. Now, Wild Boar Fever XI presented by Aimpoint, the most-celebrated driven boar hunting series ever produced, is available Sundays at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel.

In the last several decades, mild winters accompanied with changing agricultural practices have created a scenario in which the wild boar population in Europe, and around the world, has exploded into the millions. The invasive wild boar species – also known as feral pigs – cause billions of dollars of destruction to property, agriculture and resources each year worldwide. The population culling of these feral swine is a practice that is steeped in the centuries’ old tradition of driven hunting.

Although still relatively new to U.S. audiences, wild boar hunting in Europe involves more than a bolt-action rifle and steady nerves. A driven hunt pushes boar towards hunters from their daytime cover using specially-trained dogs and a team of fearless beaters. Wild boar are smart, sit tight and often double back behind the beating line making the hunt a complicated exercise. The hunters selectively shoot the boar with single shots from bolt action rifles as they run through the gun line. This style of hunting is the most popular method in Europe because – not only is it a highly-effective means of managing a growing and menacing population – it is a fast-paced, challenging and thrilling method of shooting game on the run.

The stories of Wild Boar Fever XI presented by Aimpoint will, once again, be told through the lens of conservationist, popular host and charismatic marksman Franz Albrecht Oettingen-Spielberg. Driven hunts result in a substantial meat harvest of the destructive wild boar and conclude in a deeply traditional ceremony. The harvested game is gathered together and laid out in a tableau, then honored by horn-blowing and speeches. These traditions date back hundreds of years and were first introduced to North American viewers last year.

Check local listings or visit: http://thesportsmanchannel.com/channelfinder to find the network in your area.

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