Are coon dogs necessary?

Discussion in 'Coon Hunting' started by wvboy, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. wvboy

    wvboy Fawn

    Oct 20, 2014
    rowan, ky
    Well like the title says, are dogs necessary or can you just walk around the woods to shoot some coons. I've never hunted then if you can't tell. Thanks
  2. Jhartley91

    Jhartley91 6 pointer

    Jan 20, 2014
    You could walk through shinning trees and see a few coons but you will get more coons with a hound. If a coon isn't pressured it might just run and not tree. And coon hunting isn't about just killin coons. It's building a bond with your dog. Watching it work. Listening to it tree in the pitch black of night. The pride you have in a dog you trained from 8 weeks old and it starts to tree is amazing. And the sound of it treeing is music to your ears
  3. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

    Jan 18, 2009
    ohio county ky
    That pretty well sums it up very well said.
  4. Jacobhwrd

    Jacobhwrd 6 pointer

    Jan 26, 2014
    Richmond, Ky
    They can be called pretty easy especially during mating season. My foxpro came with several coon sounds on it from the factory.

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  5. sdorton

    sdorton 6 pointer

    Apr 10, 2013
    Well said...and not just with coon dogs...squirrel dogs and rabbit dogs included. Any wokring/hunting dog for that matter.
  6. Chilly

    Chilly 10 pointer

    Agreed, I'm not in it for the table fare!
  7. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    Exactly, if I can't have a dog(s) in the race just count me out.
  8. ky wonder

    ky wonder Spike

    Jul 5, 2012
    as above stated no,

    leaving out the issue of the dog, because I cant follow them anymore

    I killed a few this year without a dog, I had picked a load of corn onto a old flat wagon with side boards for dear corn,

    since I could not get it inside I put a new tarp over it

    next weekend the tarp was shredded

    deer cam on wagon diagnosed the problem

    so after attaching a battery powered lantern onto the wagon the hunt was on

    S&W15-22 with a tactical light and cci silent ammo I had a pile very quickly

    the ammo is so quiet you here hardly nothing out of the gun, but you do have to cycle it manualy

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