I've only hog hunted once but the first to days we hunted it hadn't rained in like three weeks. We didn't even hear any pigs. The night after the second day it rained and two out of three of us bagged hogs the next morning. The guy who took us said they were always more active after a rain. The next two days of hunting were very good we heard and saw lots of pigs.
Thanks Bushnell Boy.
Last time I hunted during a rain and 1 of 3 bagged a Hog. Actually another guy "Gut-Shot" one And I had to finsh him with a handgun. Believe it or not it took 6 shots (357 w/catscore). Can't wait till this wknd though.
As someone who cant kill a Deer cause the Hogs have overrun my area I have become somewhat of an expert.........on avoiding them !!!!!
I have shot hunderds of Pigs, no exageration, hundreds. I have shot them with Rifle, Handgun, Muzzleloader, and Arrow and have seriously considered a Spear !!!
Of course my suggestion is to hunt anytime you can, rain or shine, cause the game is still in the woods just mabe not as active.
I have shot them in a driving rainstorm as well as a drizzle and sunshine.
From my experience though I would say that, besides a sunny day, the best time to see a Hog is early morning or late evening just as a Rain is lifting. They will get up and move during the middle of the day just as the rain is quitting also but wont do alot of movement. Get down close and personal with em while its raining and then just sit it out quietly and watch and wait. A light, all day type of rain will have almost no effect on them however they will hunker down during a driving rainstorm or a thunderstorm but will move just before it starts and as soon as it starts to break.
Hog hunting is very exciting and can be dangerous. A sow with shoalts will attack you for intruding into her "Space". A Boar will just cause he can, especially if you surprise him or food is lacking and he has found himself a honeyhole.
Hunting can be slow and frustrating if Mother Nature throws a warm hunting season at you. But things can take a drastic turn for the better with the onset of a cold snap. Whether you get snow or just a good, prolonged cold front, the hunting can improve on a dime. But cold whether can also make certain parts of the hunt more tedious. Here are some things to keep in mind when your prayers for cold weather finally pay off.
You can see a your quarry's breath when it is cold outside...