It is often hard to pin down when the rut for deer begins in coastal Texas, as it can be strongly influenced by the weather, but hogs seem to be “in rut” all the time!

It is not unusual, for most – or all – breeding age sows in a single “sounder” to be carrying pigs at the same time.

When several sows in the same “sounder” are approaching time to give birth to pigs at the same time, it is easy to see why their reproduction rates are so high. When even one sow “pigs”, the rest of the group normally stays close by her in a thicket, to protect mother and offspring. With several litters born close to each other, the nursery area can be considerably expanded.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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