If you are hundred percent sure that you will never be attacked by a mother Wild boar protecting her piglets while on any trail then this thread has nothing for you but with increasing population of wild boars in many states of the USA someday it may happen to some hikers and I would be delighted to find out that reading this thread has helped somebody from an injury that could be quite serious in some cases.
Years before when I was stitching up a badly injured farmer from a wild boar attack back home I ask him what happened and he said ď She just came out of nowhere with her piglets and attacked meĒ. I asked so why you did not make a move to get out of her way when she attacked you?
He started to think for awhile and then nodded his head in despair and simply said: I donít know.
What do you do if you find a car is charging toward you ? do you standstill ?
No you just jump left or right to give the car the space to pass. Do the same to a wild boar charging toward you. The difference is critical though.
You can jump out of the way a car at any moment but with a raging wild boar it should be at last moment. Just like a Spanish matador which moves his flag at the last possible moment.
I have seen a group of wild dogs avoided the wild boar Tusks for about an hour to catch some of her piglets and If you ask Wild boar hunters they do the same.
The worst thing is keeping your ground. Mother Wild boar when charging very rarely changes her mind at the last moment. They normally attack once to break the situation but even if they turn back to another attack the rules are the same, empty the ground in the last safe possible moment.
Please do not put yourself in a group that when asked why you did not move you nod your head and say: I just donít know.