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?
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”.