congrats all round mate....might i advise you to change your bullet choice, a 150gr nosler partion will perform far better on mr pig than a varmit bullet like the ballistic tip which can drill neat holes unless they hit bone.
you need a bullet that will mushroom quickly and bullets like the partion will give you better bang flop results.
is there domestic blood in the english boar? they don't look exactly like the europeon boar?
Thanks for the tip on bullet choice Kiwi, with regards the purity of the breed, I think I am correct in saying that all the wild boar in the UK are a result of escaping farm stock or deliberate releases of such stock by the do gooding, treehugging, mis informed eejits. I suspect that a certain amount of cross breeding with domestic stock will have occured at some point as well as some selective breeding of the original farmed stock. I agree that on the whole there seems to be some slight differences to the wild european and to be fair there seems to be quite a variety within the breed as a whole but this is only my opinion, that I have drawn as a result of studying various photos.
I suspect that the breeding lines of the wild UK population will be quite close and that regional differences may be apparent if the closeness of the breeding lines has an effect on the available gene pool.
It would be interesting to hear any other views or facts.