The history of wild boar dates back to over 11 000 years ago in Sweden. They became extinct but were reinstated on wild boar farms. Escapes from these farms in the 1970s and 1980s established a rapidly increasing population, mainly in the south of Sweden.
In most parts of Europe the wild boar populations have been growing since the 1970s. According to the hunting statistics of the Swedish Hunting Association the wild boar strain doubled in less than three years in Sweden during the 2000s.
Managing the wild boar population through driven hunt is essential.