Not sure if wild boar is still in Denmark
The Danish Nature Agency is under the Ministry of the Environment, and manages about 200,000 hectares of state forest and nature areas. They also perform practical tasks in hunting and game management. Wild boar have also become a concern for them.
Ever since 2003, wild boar have been seen entering Denmark during the spring and summer, but then they have returned to Germany in the autumn. Conflicting signals are now being given as to whether the species that the Danish Environmental Protection Agency thought had been eradicated in Denmark in recent months has in fact become so.
Surely there is at least one new wild boar that appeared in Denmark on 28 August this year. The animal was captured on a game camera south of Aabenraa Fjord. And since then, wild boar have been observed twice – first in Gråsten Skov, and now last in Øster Gejl, only five kilometers north of the Danish-German border.
But in the last three weeks, the Danish Nature Agency has not observed the wild boar.
– We thus do not know if it is still in Denmark. It is allegedly a young animal that roams around, says game consultant Klaus Sloth in the Danish Nature Agency to Danish landbrugsavisen.dk Friday.
A new wild boar?
Previously, the Danish Nature Agency has stated with satisfaction that they had managed to eradicate the approximately 150 wild boars that have arrived in Denmark from Germany in recent years.
Sloth has the ultimate responsibility for the wild boars that are in, or are coming to, Denmark being shot. He is convinced that this is now a new wild boar.
The reason for this is that this animal does not look like any of the ones the Danish Nature Agency has previously put on the game cameras which have been set up at a total of 70 eating places. The cameras are located in the forest, where wild boar will search for when the corn on the market is harvested.
The hunters are ready
Sloth assumes that this new wild boar has either crossed the Flensburg Fjord, which is at least one kilometer away, or that it has passed the wild boar fence, which has about 20 natural openings.
Should the wild boar remain in Denmark, Klaus Sloth and his colleagues are ready to go hunting:
– Once the corn on the market has been removed, we want to search for the forests, and then we will probably have to find out where it is and get it cut off, he says.