Turkey

Hunting huge Asian wild boars in Turkey

By Craig Boddington

Donna and Craig Boddington and outfitter Kaan Karakaya with Donna's outstanding Asian wild boar, taken in northern Turkey.
It was so dark we had to use flashlights, but the beam was dim in the misty rain, barely touching the grizzled form at the end of the shallow pool of light. I was in the rear because it wasn’t my pig. Donna was up front, rifle ready; our friend and outfitter Kaan Karakaya was at her shoulder, playing the light over the pig. It looked pretty dead to me, and in fact it was, but in the poor light it didn’t look very big. So I wasn’t surprised when Kaan, in his perfect clipped English said, “Sorry, it’s a small one.”

Donna and Craig Boddington and outfitter Kaan Karakaya with Donna's outstanding Asian wild boar, taken in northern Turkey.

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