Re: hunting dog help please.
I've never seen a hound that you could hunt coon & rabbits with; maybe just me, ha ha. Half of it with coon huntin was enjoying nature and the woods and arguing with your best buddies about how their hounds stunk and yours was so much more superior, ect. I never wanted my dogs going after anything but coon. I did have one huntin buddy who had this redbone that would put possum down old woodchuck holes pretty regular. Quite the harr, as I hear my dog treein, and I'd hear the muffled barkin of his redbone and I'd always say: Not another possum down the hole. Old Duane would lite right up ready to fight me in the woods and I couldn't wait to get to the hole, shove a broken stick down there and come out with Possum hair and we'd all fall out in the woods howlin at Duane and his dog. Then we'd have to stop ole Duane from shootin that old redbone right there in the woods, it was priceless and I really miss coon huntin, but luv livin out here in the sticks in Alaska more.
Now, I've been happily married 28 years. When I first met my wife, I'd make here go coon huntin with me when everybody else was busy. So one night it started raining and the dogs took off up this creekbed and went outta ear shot, but we finally heard them again and they were treein. So they had a coon up this big ole hemlock, about 100 foot high; couldn't see a thing in that evergreen. So I started up to find the coon and shake it out. I got up about 80 feet and tree was swayin back and forth and I couldn't find old Mister coon, then I saw him all balled up out on a branch, hidin. When I reached out to bat him down, he leaped and I told the wifey here he comes. She had 2 dogs on leashes right under the tree and mister coon landed on her shoulder, she screamed, dogs drug her about 10 foot until she let go and they treed coon up another tree. When I got down, I about crapped myself laughin, but she wasn't. Anyway, I luved coon huntin for years and surely wish there were coons here in Alaska.
Get a coonhound, and have some fun, no joke.