Over the years we have trained coon hounds and sold them to coon hunters in the USA and Canada. Training a young treeing coon hound is work well worth the time. Hunt him in local coon hunting club events and help support your coon hunting clubs. I used this as a way to tell how your young hound is coming as a coon hunter. A well trained coon hunting hound is a pleasure to hunt for fun or competition. I used these hunts to test coon hunting supplies like coon hunting lights and other gear. One of the greatest feelings you can have is when the folks you take on their first coon hunt, an they want to go coon hunting again. Coon hunting supplies are here at Coon Hunters Supply.
When you have a well trained dog, you have a great coon hunting dog. If you train your that young coon hound and he trees his own coon you are as proud of him as you are of your own children.
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Use good equipment, a great coon hunting lights is most important. With some work you can have a great coon hunting hound.
We as coon hunters hunt at night most folks see us on their land seem to think we are some sort of a outlaw. Always ask the owner of the land if you can cook hunt on his place. The owner wants to know who is on his land and why. Talk to his neighbors and let them know you have ask and have been given the right to coon hunt on the land next door. Ask if is OK for you to be on their land to pick up your coon hounds. This land owner may just let you hunt on his land, but at least you can get your dog. When I started coon hunting we could turn a coon hound out hunt almost any where you wanted. Times have changed, most of our favorite places are now posted. Always ask Permission to go coon hunting. The land owner will like that and so will his neighbors.
I always looked out for the farmers needs. Keep his land clean never leave a mess on his land. I would make time to go to the farmer and help him around the place. Fix fences, cleanup along the road ways that pass through his farm, asking to help out will give you a friendly face among the farm folks. I even gave a nice pair of work gloves or paid for a dinner for the farmer and his wife once a year. Just be a nice guy will get you more places to hunt.
We are good stewards of the land we coon hunt. His property is safer with us coon hunting there.Be a good guest on the land you hunt. Word will get around and you as a coon hunter will be known as some one to trust. We as coon hunters need to let people know we are the good guys.
Support your local coon hunting club. These folks will become friends for life. At these club you will meet and hunt with some of the best coon hunters and their coon dogs. Hunting with these folks can help your dog become a better coon hound. the guys at the clubs can help you get the right to hunt in new places and show you some of the best coon hunting in your area.
Coon hunting is a great sport. We as coon hunters should spend the time our friends and neighbors to get them to go on a few coon hunts with us. I have always encouraged the younger folk to join us in the hunt. teach them about what qualities it takes for a coon hound to run a coons trail. How smart an old coon is at tiring to make the coon dog lose the trail. Then how the dog trees and will stay there until you get to him and his tree. I never kill a coon when I have guests with me for the first time. I like to let them see the coon and explain that we can let him alone for another day