Boars were hunted all over Middle-earth. Men often hunted them using special spears that had extra stout shafts, huge, sharp heads, and (most important) a stout crossbar about 18 inches below the point. The crossbar was handy because a speared Boar would run straight up the spear to get at the hunter.
Omnivores, boars ate bulbs, tubers, fruit, nuts, insectsand carrion. They were most active at night and in the morning and traveled in groups of 1-20. Males (who could be distinguished by their long canine-tusks) roamed apart from, but close to, the females and young.
- Retrieved from Realms of Arda; original reference: [ICE MERP 2012]