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jumping mule coon hunt #7479419
01/31/22 06:21 AM
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Anybody ever do it? Nobody around here does anymore. They had mules trained to hop over a barb wire fence. Hunter would hang his coat or a blanket over the fence then the mule hopped over. They would jump into a pickup bed also. Then stand there while the pickup drove to a new spot. Got to be a few still around I would think. Mule guys talked about how the mules knew when the hounds treed. they would just start walking to them. Said even if you weren't sure exactly which way or if they were treed because of distance, the mules knew. Would take the hunter right to them.

I first met some mule riders in Quenemo KS in the 80's. There used to be a big hunt held there every year. Guys would camp in the city park and several brought "jumping mules".



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Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7479428
01/31/22 06:48 AM
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There is a local guy here that still has jumping mules. He says they are smarter than most people he knows.

Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7479482
01/31/22 08:25 AM
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Dad had 8 at one time. Spent many a night when I was a kid on the back of a mule roaming through the woods.

Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7479500
01/31/22 09:06 AM
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Man in our racing pigeon club had a mule that did exactly what you said. Wishes he still had it.


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Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7479501
01/31/22 09:06 AM
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Man in our racing pigeon club had a mule that did exactly what you said. Wishes he still had it.


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Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7479562
01/31/22 09:51 AM
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The houndsmen / Women I bought my Redbone off of in 2020
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Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7479565
01/31/22 09:53 AM
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Interesting: I just watched an episode on Meat Eaters where they were using Mules to hunt squirrels in the daylight and coons at night in NW Arkansas, I believe in the Ozarks. Buying Mules off of Craigslist was interesting, it seems all the ill-behaved Mules end up for sale on there and they work the naughtiness out of them.

Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7479769
01/31/22 12:57 PM
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A friend trained one to jump fences once, he said it didn't take as long to teach the mule to jump the blanket as it did to jump the fence.

Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7479809
01/31/22 01:29 PM
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Had some southern boys come up to Wisc fm down south with thier mules and hounds when coon prices were high...... they couldnt believe the size of our coons. First ones they treed they said thought they treed a bear cub....LOL...


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Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7479838
01/31/22 01:51 PM
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My dad and all the local coonhunters had them in the 80's. We've hauled mules thousands of miles standing in the back of the pickup. They also used to have mule jumping competitions at the big hound events where the mules could compete along with the dogs. One of the worst rodeos I've ever seen happened one night coonhunting on mules. It involved one inexperienced rider, one green broke Molly mule, three walker hounds and one very large and ill timed covey of quail. I can still see that wreck in slow motion like it was yesterday.

Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7480108
01/31/22 06:08 PM
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Worst I was ever thrown was from a mule.

J B Walker from Maryville Misery raised jumping mules in the 70's he had a real following of folks wanting them. It was amazing to watch them hop over a fence. He had one guy brought his back as couldn't keep it in the fence. J B told him he was a fool and had ruined him. He had got it to jumping fences without putting his coat on the fence. It would clear a 5 foot fence no problem.


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Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7480115
01/31/22 06:13 PM
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Tried it ONE TIME. Down in TN. a fella had a pair and wanted me to go along one night. I swear I felt like I had went 15 rds with a pro heavy weight fighter before we got back to the truck. The jumpin fences, ditches and creeks were not a problem. The low hanging limbs in the dark of night were.

Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7482387
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Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7482411
02/02/22 03:24 PM
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My grandpa had 2 he used them to run his traps too.


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Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7482493
02/02/22 04:55 PM
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Best mule I ever owned. About as bombproof as they come!

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Re: jumping mule coon hunt [Re: danny clifton] #7482548
02/02/22 05:48 PM
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Id like to get myself a good mule.


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