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Anybody for running some coons? #2346186 06/02/11 02:21 AM
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I've been comtemplating buying a Redbone Coonhound for some time now. We've found a breeder and have put a deposit down on a pup that will be whelped later in the month. This pup will be more of a family pet than a hunter, but was wondering if anyone out there had some thoughts about hunting the new pup. First, can I have a redbone at home and hunt her as well? Second, is there anyone in SE TX (I'm in Conroe) that would like a partner to hunt with? I've always wanted to get into coon hunting again. As a kid my Grandpa and I used to go out all the time. I'ts been a long time, but always dreamed about getting into running some coons someday. Thoughts? Good or bad, doesn't matter, I've got thick skin.


Re: Anybody for running some coons? [Re: Springster] #2346340 06/02/11 03:15 AM
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We have dogs at the house that are good and friendly and still hunt hogs. I don't know why it would be any different for a coon hound. I won't have a dog that I can't trust around kids.



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Re: Anybody for running some coons? [Re: catchrcall] #2346391 06/02/11 03:38 AM
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I agree, it's got to be a family dog first.


Re: Anybody for running some coons? [Re: Springster] #2346503 06/02/11 05:11 AM
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Would this be a in house dog? can the exercise requirements be met?



Originally Posted By: Fooshman
I'll take a Black Female every time.

Re: Anybody for running some coons? [Re: MS1454] #2346880 06/02/11 02:16 PM
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I raise and hunt blueticks. I feel that you need to decide if you want a house pet or a hunting dog. If you want a pet, I would not hunt the dog as the more you hunt them, the more they want to go. I hunt my hounds every other day and believe me they know the schedule. I get up between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM and you can hear them barking in the kennel. If it is an off day, they are not making a sound.
Hounds are possibly the "easy goingest" dog and normally do not show any aggression toward people or other dogs. If I wanted a hound as a house dog, I would never hunt it as hunting is like dope to a hound, they just want more and more of it.
They are bred for their voices and can be extremely loud when barking. Your neighbors might not appreciate a hound in an urban setting.
Yes, they will need about the same exercise requirements as a lab.
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Re: Anybody for running some coons? [Re: gary roberson] #2352926 06/05/11 09:27 PM
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Thanks for the input Gary. Makes since.


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