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#7163452 - 05/07/18 09:33 PM Is hog hunting any good in the summer time??
thaechten Offline
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Registered: 11/09/17
Posts: 38
Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?

As an avid hog hunter, I get asked all the time about how the weather and conditions affect hogs and the ability to hunt them. To better answer this question, I've done some of my own scholarly research and compiled it with my personal experiences to share with others looking to make hog hunting a successful year-round sport.

On the surface, it comes down to the physiological make-up of hogs. While most warm blooded animals cool themselves in the summer by perspiration, hogs lack this feature. Hogs don't sweat. Thus, to cool themselves they roll in the mud and swim in creeks, streams, and rivers.

How does this help us hunt hogs year round? It sounds simple, go to the water sources. There's actually more to it than that. You can read the remainder of my blog post, where I go into more detail here: Hog Hunting In The Summer

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#7163619 - 05/08/18 07:05 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Itís simple hunt at night when itís cooler.
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#7163734 - 05/08/18 09:17 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8249
Loc: bastrop county
I have had good luck mid mornings during summer at water holes
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#7163741 - 05/08/18 09:27 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
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Registered: 06/15/09
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Loc: Huntsville, AL
The hotter it gets, the better (and messier) hunting mudholes are.
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#7163800 - 05/08/18 10:19 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
PoppinPiggies Offline
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Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 60
Loc: North Texas
Is hog hunting good in the summertime?? Hog hunting is good ALL THE TIME!!! lol
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#7163849 - 05/08/18 10:55 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
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cheers good info .

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#7163930 - 05/08/18 11:53 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
thaechten Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 11/09/17
Posts: 38
Good feedback guys, definitely agree with everyone here. We like to hunt at night when it's cooler and like colt and dry fire reiterated, hunting those mud holes makes for a good time!!

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#7164556 - 05/08/18 09:32 PM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
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Registered: 02/05/12
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Well, pigs don't hibernate during the summer, so yes the hunting is good. No blog necessary for that.

Hunt on.
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#7164664 - 05/08/18 11:48 PM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
Txduckman Online   content
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 13370
Loc: Big D
We have great hunting normally in the summer. Cover is thick and they stay close by. Normally get them before it is dark. I shot one from the blind on one of the hottest days last year. Temp dropped to 96 degrees when they came out. I'll get in blind about 7:30 pm.

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#7164711 - 05/09/18 06:43 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
don k Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 10730
Loc: Bandera, Tx
Killing hogs and coyotes is good anytime of the year. Shoot all you can.

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#7164805 - 05/09/18 08:52 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: don k]
westtexaswatkins Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 7312
Loc: Anton, TX, and Stonewall Count...
Originally Posted By: don k
Killing hogs and coyotes is good anytime of the year. Shoot all you can.


^^^^ What Don said

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#7164848 - 05/09/18 10:10 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
kk66 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 230
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
At least on our place its easier to pattern them in the summer as they aren't going to ever get real far from permanent water. When in the winter/fall we've usually had enough rain to fill up some of the wet weather ponds and they will literally be anywhere

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#7164866 - 05/09/18 10:22 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
Jimbo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 5012
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
Hunt around water during the day, and early morning and late are the best.
As mentioned night hunting is a sure thing.

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#7164894 - 05/09/18 10:47 AM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: thaechten]
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5609
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Originally Posted By: Mickey Moose
Well, pigs don't hibernate during the summer, so yes the hunting is good. No blog necessary for that.

Hunt on.


No, they don't hibernate in the summer and they don't estivate either. cheers Sorry, just channeling some 50 cent vocabulary from a biology class from decades ago. I don't believe I have used estivate in sentence anytime in the 21st century, LOL.
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Hogs are here regardless of the season or weather. They don't estivate, hibernate, migrate, or mutate, on this I don't vacillate. Here they will wait, habitate, fornicate and procreate and piglets they will generate.
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#7165048 - 05/09/18 01:35 PM Re: Is hog hunting any good in the summer time?? [Re: Double Naught Spy]
Halfadozen Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 8779
Loc: Parker County
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Originally Posted By: Mickey Moose
Well, pigs don't hibernate during the summer, so yes the hunting is good. No blog necessary for that.

Hunt on.


No, they don't hibernate in the summer and they don't estivate either. cheers Sorry, just channeling some 50 cent vocabulary from a biology class from decades ago. I don't believe I have used estivate in sentence anytime in the 21st century, LOL.
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Hogs are here regardless of the season or weather. They don't estivate, hibernate, migrate, or mutate, on this I don't vacillate. Here they will wait, habitate, fornicate and procreate and piglets they will generate.

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