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Coon Hunting Thread #6937902
07/21/20 10:24 PM
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I know we got some people on here that hunt coons. I recently got a new redbone pup and so am excited for the fall to get her in the woods learning to do her thing. So just wondering if anyone wanted to chat about coon hunting, or really any hunting with hounds. Got pics of your dogs? Y'all just hunt for pleasure/fur or any of you into comp hunting? Anyone got any favorite tales of an interesting hunt? Here's my puppy. She's a little bigger now though, this was several weeks ago.

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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6937936
07/21/20 10:44 PM
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Nice! Always liked redbones, but I hunted blueticks. Good luck with her

Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6937943
07/21/20 10:47 PM
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My Dad had Walkers every cornstalk was a urine post


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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6937947
07/21/20 10:49 PM
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i think you already heard all my best coon huntin stories


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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6937972
07/21/20 11:10 PM
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Hunted coon with hounds my entire life. My dad traded and sold dogs his entire life it was not uncommon to have 20-30 hounds in the yard at any given time. We also hunted hogs with dogs for almost 20 years and had squirrel dogs as well. After losing my dad I quit hunting for a while but I do have a pair of 1 Year old registered blueticks that I hope to put in the woods this fall. I just can't leave behind the experience of standing in the dark listening to the hounds run.

Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6937974
07/21/20 11:15 PM
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I had a redbone born on Valentine’s Day called her Val. We road hunted her a lot and she also rigged out of the truck. Raised her with a fast bluetick gip named Sue, was a deadly pair on coons. Those two dogs would do everything together except stay together when I lost them. I would leave my jacket by the road the last place I saw them. Ole Val would be lying on my jacket the next morning and Sue would be miles down the road trying to trail my truck back home. Lots of memories.

Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6937987
07/21/20 11:30 PM
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You name her yet?


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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6937995
07/21/20 11:36 PM
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Been hunting walkers for a while. Never competition hunt. Just keeping myself in shape chasing up and down hills.

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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: amspoker] #6937999
07/21/20 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Davisfur
Hunted coon with hounds my entire life. My dad traded and sold dogs his entire life it was not uncommon to have 20-30 hounds in the yard at any given time. We also hunted hogs with dogs for almost 20 years and had squirrel dogs as well. After losing my dad I quit hunting for a while but I do have a pair of 1 Year old registered blueticks that I hope to put in the woods this fall. I just can't leave behind the experience of standing in the dark listening to the hounds run.


That's it. I was houndless for 15 or so years. I hope to never be again. There's just something about that bawl ringing across the hollows on a crisp fall/winter night.

Originally Posted by OKforester
I had a redbone born on Valentine’s Day called her Val. We road hunted her a lot and she also rigged out of the truck. Raised her with a fast bluetick gip named Sue, was a deadly pair on coons. Those two dogs would do everything together except stay together when I lost them. I would leave my jacket by the road the last place I saw them. Ole Val would be lying on my jacket the next morning and Sue would be miles down the road trying to trail my truck back home. Lots of memories.


The dog in my profile pic was my last hound. She left the house one night to go hunting and never came home. I'd never worried too much about them getting stolen/killed/shot until that happened.

Originally Posted by amspoker
You name her yet?



Well, Pete tried to name her Heathen, but I just can't seem to call her that even though she is one, lol. It just doesn't roll off my tongue right. So he calls her that, and I call her Dixie.

Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6938000
07/21/20 11:38 PM
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Ang, do ya still have that cur dog? Hunting squirrels too?


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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: Catch22] #6938002
07/21/20 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Ang, do ya still have that cur dog? Hunting squirrels too?


That's Pete's dog, and yes...she's heck on squirrels and will tree coon too.

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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6938010
07/21/20 11:45 PM
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Nice!! Are you gonna run your pup with the cur any? That's a good looking cur and pup!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: Catch22] #6938015
07/21/20 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Nice!! Are you gonna run your pup with the cur any? That's a good looking cur and pup!


The pup is gonna run loose until she trees her first coon, so I reckon they will run together. As far as the long run I dunno. The cur will run deer. My hound's not gonna. I guess it depends on the pup. If she can see a deer and turn away despite the other dog running it like my last hound did then fine. If the cur running deer makes it so I can't break the pup off it, they'll need to be separated.

Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6938047
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When Val and Sue were just big ole pups and I was training them they were running a hot track across a fresh clear cut and bayed the “coon” in a clay root that had been uprooted by the logging. I was bound and determined to help them get that coon. After about 30 minutes of digging out came a skunk. We had skunk dogs for awhile after that. All the encouraging and digging I was doing made them think I really wanted them to chase skunks. It amazed me how long and fast a skunk would run. Many skunk races were better than a lot of coon races. It took awhile but I finally broke them from running skunks.

Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6938134
07/22/20 02:36 AM
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I've got blueticks. Websites is outdated but gives you an Idea.

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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6938213
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I don't have any dogs right now but I had a walker hound I bought at 8 months until she passed. My dad and I went coon hunting with a couple of buddies several times in 02 03. Didn't know it at the time of course but dad died in 04. So I bought the pup in the Fall of 05 probably. Maybe 06. Just kinda seemed like a way to keep some memories. She made it till a few years ago. She's buried at the edge of a woods in the middle of no where under the first tree she treed a coon for me in. I just built a barn. I'll get a hound again sometime soon probably. My big idea is to have a kennel setup and have a good coon dog, rabbit dog, squirrel dog, and coyote dog. Four dogs would be enough to keep a guy busy especially if you pupped litters out of them.

The first story that pops into my head was when dad was with us still and we went with my buddies. The dogs struck in the back of the woods way back in there so we walked in and finally found them. They were on the bank of creek barking into ground hog holes so it was kinda hard to figure where they were. GPS trackers weren't out yet just the beep beeps and you kept that thing in the truck for when they were lost. lol. Anyway were standing on the bank looking across the creek to the other side and was a big hill over there. We don't have prairie dogs in Ohio but that would be the best description of what I'm trying to describe as to the holes in this bank hill on the side of the creek. Anyway what made it memorable was standing on the incline trying to catch the dogs that didn't want nothing to do with being caught and dang if the coon didn't come out of the hole and dart into another one. That happened over and over. It was a real show half falling down the hill, the dogs tangling the leads around our legs, falling into the shallow water, and trying to shoot a coon darting in and out of holes with a .22 rifle in the dark. It was a real shinola show and we got to laughing and laughing. It was like the pop goes the wezzle game where the heads pop up through the holes and you try to bonk it with a hammer. hahaha. I don't remember if we got that coon or not or if there was more than one or what but me and my dad laughed until our sides and cheeks hurt watching it all play out.

Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6938329
07/22/20 09:37 AM
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I've coon hunted my whole life. My Dad got me started and then I started competition hunting with some of his younger friends. Hit the competition hunts hard for about 20yrs. Had a lot of fun and made some great friends. Really liked the River Bend Flag line of Treeing Walkers. Still have an old female that is almost 12. Need to find a replacement soon. Absolutely love to hear a hound trail and tree. The older I get the more I love to hear a great track dog. Happy hunting ! Good luck with your pup !

Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: Howell Bros] #6938345
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Originally Posted by Howell Bros
Been hunting walkers for a while. Never competition hunt. Just keeping myself in shape chasing up and down hills.

Nice Dog box!!!


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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6938348
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Im just getting back into hounds, with Ruby- Ann here.

Mostly for the Grandkids to learn.

Ive owned B&Tans, walker dogs, redtick, plott and Redbone


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Re: Coon Hunting Thread [Re: yotetrapper30] #6938354
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I used to love running hounds, walkers and blueticks but my knees are bad now and I can't get after it like I used to

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