Hey guys, I wasn't sure if this is the best spot to put an introduction to the forum, if there is a better spot just point me to it and I'll delete this post I'm originally from the Springfield area, been Active Duty Navy for almost 6 years now and have been living in Italy for a little over one year. I grew up hunting upland birds with the typical western bird dog breeds and then when I moved out to Italy I decided I wanted to hunt wild boar. I have 3 dogs, an American Akita, a Curr Mix, and a Kishu Ken. The Akita & Curr are both finished boar dogs and are my foundation for my hunts, the Kishu Ken is a puppy that is being started on boar and still has a lot of training to go. My choice of boar dogs is a little unorthodox but the different hunting style that my Akita & Kishu Ken have when hunting fits the way I like to hunt so it works for me. I'll be moving back to Missouri in October of this year, and transitioning out of the military. I can't wait to get back to experience some big game hunting and the overall comfort of being in the states. Italy's hunting and firearm laws are extremely strict, and expensive, so that's definitely one thing I will not be missing. I'm extremely glad I found this community, and I look forward to connecting more with you guys.