Need Tips, Wanting to Start Coonhunting

Discussion in 'Coon Hunting' started by BoTheHunter, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. BoTheHunter

    BoTheHunter Fawn

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    Im 15 and im wanting to start coon hunting. I have access to plenty of property. Im in hopkins county. I was wondering if yall could give me some tips on hunting and what i need to start. Thanks guys!
     
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  2. timer

    timer 10 pointer

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    Hunting coons in western KY is a whole different world than hunting them in the hills and hollers of the eastern part of the state. I've never been coon hunting west of I-65 so I can't give you any advice on how you would begin.

    But I wanted to let you know that I admire your gumption!
     
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  3. BoTheHunter

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    Thanks sir! I know of a couple of older guys that used to but dont anymore.
     
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  4. Tankt

    Tankt 8 pointer

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    I went once and that was enough for me
     
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  5. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    If you’re a reader I’d suggest getting the Walk With Wick books by John Wick. Also, check out the Nite Life Kennel YouTube channel and Nite Life Nation podcast. There’s a lot of good information on both.
     
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  6. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    Start with the UKC coon hunting forum, then try to find someone to hunt with
     
  7. BoTheHunter

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    I will do sir, thank you!
     
  8. BoTheHunter

    BoTheHunter Fawn

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    Ill check it out.
     
  9. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    Only hunt on property that you have permission. Don’t trespass.
     
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  10. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    You might also check to see if there’s a coon hunting club around your area.
     
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  11. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Just get a fox pro and a .22 mag. Funner than pickin boogers, and save a fortune on dawg food.
     
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  12. BoTheHunter

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    What county are you in?
     
  13. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

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    I grew up hunting several night a week in Spencer Co with my Dad and uncles. Was in the Bullitt Co Coon hunters club even hunted in several youth hunts once I could identify my dog from others and know the difference between a strike and tree bark. I would get a Nite Lite setup with helmet and belt. You could probably find a used one somewhere online. Then try to find local people who go or a club and just tag along before buying a dog(s) of your own. Hardest part is keeping dogs on property you permission to hunt. You will have to eventually call people to get permission to go get your dogs or be out all night because they ran deer for 2 counties over... but it was a huge part of my youth and I have a lot of memories drinking black coffee and spending time with Dad. Good luck to you.
     
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  14. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    McCracken
     
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  15. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    I’d say that’s why the Curs and Treeing Curs have become popular - biddability. Of course, hunting a Cur isn’t like hunting a hound, so it might not be what some are looking for.
     
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