Scientific Name : Potamochoeus Porco
Weight : 70 kg (m), 55 kg (f)
Shoulder Height : 75 cm (m), 65cm (f)
Breeding Season : Year round
Minimum Calibre : 243
Bushpig are highly adapted omnivores and widespread throughout South Africa. They’re highly nocturnal and it’s rare to see them in the day. Bushpig are social animals and occur in family groups of 6 or more animals. They have poor eyesight but make up for this disadvantage with good hearing and a keen sense of smell
Trophy bushpig boars are larger than the sows and develop warts on the snout of their nose. At night this wart on their nose is prominently silhouetted in the artificial light and identifying trophy boars is relatively simple.
Hunting Bushpig in South Africa is a nocturnal activity. They come in readily for corn, citrus or carrion fed at a bait site. Karoo Wild runs bait sites year-round and has blinds with permanent light to illuminate the area. Trail camera's are set up to ascertain what animals are feeding and at what time they're feeding. Pre-baiting plays a large part in the success of a bushpig hunt.
The cost of hunting bushpig is $750 for a trophy bushpig boar.