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Driven Boar in France

The most exciting driven shooting available

William Powell Sporting is delighted to offer the opportunity of a one or two-day driven boar hunt in the stunning forests of the Loire Valley. The nearest town, Doue La Fontaine is an extremely historic and beautifully quaint French town, located an hour and a half from Nantes airport. The Boar Hunting ground is located on an estate consisting of mixed coniferous, deciduous woodland and pastures, providing the ideal habitat for good numbers of wild boar, and also a beautiful backdrop to any boar shooting trip.

Formerly the hunting Parc of the Adjacent Chateau, this estate offers the perfect combination of both first-rate hunting and accommodation. Driven boar hunting is held in high regard as one of the most exciting hunting opportunities offered in Europe. There is no greater excitement than the sound of a loan boar creeping past your stand over crunchy leaves, or a large group of boar charging through the forest.
A typical driven boar shooting package which includes a session training on the simulated driven boar range to ensure that you are best prepared for the opportunities that will present themselves is as follows;

One day driven boar hunting
£1,275 + VAT per person

Two days driven boar hunting
£2,250 + VAT per person

What is included?
Accommodation for two/three nights depending on the number of hunting days on a full board basis.
Rifle hire and ammunition
All hunt staff
Running boar range session

What is not included?
Non-hunting guests

This is a great opportunity to combine incredible accommodation, hospitality, and hunting in one location. If you would like to discuss the opportunity of shooting driven boar in the Loire Valley or alternately on our partner Estate’s in Germany or Austria, please do not hesitate in contacting us.

To provide an idea of what a day’s hunting can involve, we have included below an extract from one of our guests attempts to express their excitement during one of our recent visits to the hunting fields;

Sitting immersed in the stunning French forest any notion of time was lost as the anticipation and excitement of my surroundings overwhelmed me as the deep barks of the beater’s dogs rang out in the fresh morning air. As the drive progressed my excitement and nerves grew as my eyes caught sight of the first wild boar of the day traveling along the ridgeline in the distance. A few minutes later, as I sat and watched, shots rang out from one of my neighbours stands in the direction of the sighted boar. Definitive thuds reported back the successful shot placement, and I was excited to find out who had likely bagged the first boar of our trip. Despite numerous sightings on the first drive, my opportunity presented itself on the second. As the drive commenced and the distant sound of dogs approached a loan Boar trotted in my direction weaving through the thick brush. As he approached, I froze, allowing him to come as close as possible to give myself the best possible chance of success. I slowly lifted my rifle and as I did so, the boar caught sight of me and broke into an immediate and determined run. Knowing that time was of the essence I tracked him in my scope and as he came into a clearing at approximately 40 yards, I squeezed the trigger, and with the unmistakable crack of the rifle, the boar dropped instantly. This is no doubt some of the most exciting shooting I have done, and I can’t thank the William Powell Sporting team enough for putting together such a memorable few days”.


Parc de Launay Accommodation

Staying in the Loire Valley

This Private Hunting Estate offers guests a fully self-contained luxurious facility which includes; 7 en-suite double bedrooms, bar, lounge, dining room, secure armoury and equipment store, changing room with heated storage/drying facilities, pool room and external covered seating area. The bedrooms and relaxation areas have been designed to provide guests with excellent comfort in a stylish and picturesque environment. The utmost attention to quality can be seen all around the lodge, from the beautiful furniture to the crisp bed linen, luxurious towels and toiletries and the collections of books and games available. All meals are served in the dining room and are prepared by a chef to the highest standards using locally sourced ingredients. A classic wine selection has been assembled by the expert sommelier to accompany meals, and these are included in the price of the hunt. If you are looking for something a little more special, an additional Prestige wine list is available providing rare and premier wines at extra cost.


Driven Wild Boar

The ideal size of a party is 7 Guns and a typical hunting trip lasts one to one and a half days with the following itinerary:

Day One

Arrive in time for lunch
Afternoon’s practice on the running boar range with a variety of weapons, including safety discussions and general advice

Day Two

Full morning of hunting
Hearty lunch back at the lodge or out in the field
Further hunting until dusk
Four course dinner

Day Three

Hunting till mid afternoon

We offer a comprehensive package in which the following are all included within the price:

Two nights en-suite accommodation
All meals and refreshments, including the traditional post hunt banquet, with wines and bar spirits included (Prestige wines available at extra cost)
Safety training with a variety of weapons including a half day pre-hunt practice on the running boar range with a variety of weapons
One full day of traditional wild boar hunting
Wide range of weapons and ammunition as required
One boar per hunter per day
Hound packs and hunt masters
Butchered boar meat to take home (quarter of boar per hunter)

We can also arrange a two hunt day, three night stay package, along similar lines.

We are able to design a fully tailored experience to meet individual requirements, including arranging all travel and insurance requirements.

Please call 01295 661033 or email to place an enquiry or find out more.


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