Hunting the coon in the wild

Hunting the coon in the wild

Hunting is always an adventure for any person in this world. It showcases the person’s valor to the outsiders. Though most animals are prohibited to be hunted yet there lies few animals for the choice. In the sport of hunting, there are risks on the other side and the risk may turn into extreme danger depending on the situations. There are beasts at the same place which may knock down us in the absence of attention and this picture is a lot more apparent when the coon hunting is done at nights.

The raccoon hunt

Raccoons which are usually called as coons are one of the most common and ideal animals for hunting in the continents of America that is both North America and South America. They are thickly covered with grey fur with eyes masked with black color. The long tails that are striped with black and brown colors make their appearance to be cool. Owing to the nature of their tail’s position, they get the name as ring-tailed animals. Typically their habitat lies in the burrows that are dug deep and these animals are largely alone and hunt in the night time only. The coons have the superb ability to do both the actions swim and climb in an excellent manner.

More about the coon hunting

Coon Hunting is the name given for that hunting type where raccoons or coons are the prey. The season for hunting is strictly regulated by the wildlife conservation bodies of every nation. Traditionally few breeds of dog are deployed for help in hunting the coons. In the daytime, it is near to impossible to hunt down a coon as they live in burrows. It is in the night time that suits best for the hunting. The dogs are trained particularly to detect the scent of the raccoon. A modern form of Coon Hunting uses selectively the coonhound’s breed of dogs which are a subgroup of scent hound while in the history any kind of dog was used.

Use of dogs to hunt raccoons

The dogs follow the scent of the coon and there are two variants of dogs that do this scent following where the first category is hot nosed (that which skips the old scent upon sniffing a fresh one) and the other one is cold nosed (sticks onto older scent). The dogs end their search through the action of baying when it finally finds that the coon has climbed a tree. With the barking sound of the dog, the human hunter proceeds to the place and since it is done in the night time, headlight or handheld flashlights are used for the aid of vision. Depending on the choice, the hunter may use a GPS tracker on the collars of the dogs and a locator device which is held in the hands of the hunter.

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