After several good mast years (in which wild boar multiply by 300 % per annum instead of the normal rate of 200%) the pigs are finally being forced out of the woods to forage. There are no acorns locally this year and no beechmast. The week before last I was faced with a field where due to the very late harvest, the maize stubble was immediately plowed in to sow winter wheat. As the first snow started to fall I counted 30 pig in the one field all digging for maize rest. It was 29 pig doubling off at the high port and one having a nice little lie down before I went home. I've returned twice since then making the most of the illumination provided by the snow and I killed a pig each time. In one small shoot, 330 hectares, and not a traditional pig shoot, it's dry upland mixed woodland and arable, not really wet enough for schwarzwild, in an average year 2.4 pigs are expected tho be shot there, we've just shot No. 27 My freezers are all full and we've rented space from a local wholesale butcher. The other shoot I'm involved with in Nord Hessen, 490 hectares of wet woodland, is traditional heavy pig country, fortunately they can do little damage there. At the last count 19 pig had been shot and the big annual druckjagd is yet to come. Last year we shot just 9 in total. Is anyone else having similar experiences?