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Any coon hunters? #14508967 01/26/20
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Ive coon hunted all my life except the past few years,, miss it alot,, working out of town I cant keep a hound but will retire in a few years and will def get back,,


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I like calling them.. But then again I like almost anything that comes to a call.


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Originally Posted by ingwe
I like calling them.. But then again I like almost anything that comes to a call.


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Re: Any coon hunters? [Re: hosfly] #14509223 01/26/20
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You can’t say coon!!!


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Was a full fledged 25 years ago but lost all my places too hunt and had too give it up. Most of the land owners around here think coon dogs run off all their deer and don't want you on there property. Season is too short on the public too justify the dogs. Last one I had made a sure enough competition dog for an old buddy of mine . He hauled him all over winning a lot. Got offered 10K from some Texas gentleman and I told him to tell them He weren't for sale. My old Buddy kept on huntin that dog till the dog got old and died.

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Originally Posted by jeeper


Was a full fledged 25 years ago but lost all my places too hunt and had too give it up. Most of the land owners around here think coon dogs run off all their deer and don't want you on there property. Season is too short on the public too justify the dogs. Last one I had made a sure enough competition dog for an old buddy of mine . He hauled him all over winning a lot. Got offered 10K from some Texas gentleman and I told him to tell them He weren't for sale. My old Buddy kept on huntin that dog till the dog got old and died.

Dang,, bitter sweet,,, heck of a deal to see one finished out huh,,almost nothing like it


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Get a cur. Hunt sq. in the morning and coon at night. Don't have to walk so far to the tree neither.


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Originally Posted by Whelenman
You can’t say coon!!!


that`s kinda what i thought ?


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Re: Any coon hunters? [Re: hosfly] #14522262 01/30/20
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When I first retired, I spent a lot of time in W. Va.. One of my pals there had mt. cur dogs.. They were awesome.. We hunted coon often.. Really miss that...


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Growing up my older brother had some great black and tan coon hounds we would run them all night, he has passed away but I still remember the times we had.

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Re: Any coon hunters? [Re: hosfly] #14555512 02/09/20
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I don't know of any coon hunters around here anymore. The fellow that used to hunt my place died a few years ago, and he was always trying to introduce new hunters to the sport, but apparently, none became interested . We're overrun with coons here, and I usually keep traps out year round trying to keep numbers under control. I have called in a couple of them while after coyotes, but have never really specifically targeted coons, and I may have to try that sometimes.

I used to go with local guys and their hounds, and enjoyed it when I was younger. But, as I got older, and had to get up the next morning and go to work, chasing coons until midnight lost it's appeal.

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My dad, brother and I chased a large number of hounds all over these united states for all our lives. I reached a point in my life where there wasent enough time, ( kids , self employed, other hobbies , did I say kids ) my dad was highly involved in our local ( coon club ) for over 35 yrs and did a lot of work for u.kc.. he was constantly trying to figure ways to encourage younger hunters too. my dad stayed after them old dogs right up to when he passed. my brother is still after them hard and heavy. every now and again someone will turn loose on our place , when i can I will set out on the porch or picnic table and listen to the chase and reminisce of days gone by and get a laugh or to from some old times with my dad and brother.I have thought about starting a hound but , oh the time and work involved. I just dont think I have it in me these days. but sure do miss those old times!!!


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I wish there were more coon hunters. I hate the turkey egg sucking little bastards. I will kill every coon I legally am allowed.


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My uncle bought my cousin a brand-new '73 Nova with money from coon hides, so she could drive it back and forth to college. He hunted coons more or less commercially. He worked his butt off all winter long, coon hunting from horseback later on. He wore out! three Nylon 66s coon hunting, and still had his fourth Nylon when he passed away about four years ago. He was still hunting coons, even after the price of coonhides went into the pits. He loved it.

I can remember seeing a newspaper article from 1956, when he and a couple of other guys got 56 coons in one night. It made the local paper, no one was working that hard at it back then.


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When I was a kid[16-22], I coon hunted and trapped all the time. Had a couple great blueticks. My buddy was partial to black and tans. we had 5 yrs. in a row that we caught over 100 coons/year. Fur prices then were great, and it helped pay for 1/3 of my college education.

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I used to own Walkers and really enjoyed coon hunting with my brother and a few others. Nothing like running the dogs around the woods at night. Life changed and I sold them and my tracking stuff years back. The only coons I get now are the ones I trap when they start getting into my garbage.

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I used to be a 5 night a week minimum coon hunter. Knees went bad,had to have full replacements about 5 years ago. Sold my hounds,tracking equipment and box. Still have my stamping machine for brass name plates,boots and lights though. Spend more time killing yotes and cats now.
But damn I sure miss the hounds


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When I was growing up, a friend and I had a rule...... Friday nites were for coon hunting or running dogs.... Saturday nite was for the girls.


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Re: Any coon hunters? [Re: hosfly] #15006903 06/28/20
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I grew up hunting coons with my dad and uncle. My uncle owned quite a few champion Redbones. Back then we could hunt almost anywhere and not worry about property boundaries. Nothing like the sound of those dogs hot on the trail. Unfortunately, due to changing times, I'll probably never experience those sounds again.

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Re: Any coon hunters? [Re: hosfly] #15009982 06/30/20
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My grandfather was a big time coon hunter, and I went on a number of coon hunts when I was a kid, and even for a several years thereafter. The only coon hunting I do now is with a call or a trap. Very few people hunt them around here anymore, and the country is overrun with them. I've trapped 6 and called up one around my sweet corn patch over the past few weeks. About the time I think I've gotten rid of them, they start showing back up again.

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