For coon hunters

Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by hogpatrol, Nov 9, 2018 at 8:09 AM.

  1. hogpatrol

    hogpatrol Gold $$ Contributor

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    Do these guys really get this big or are they candidates for Weight Watchers? The roadkill ones I see are usually pretty slender.
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  2. pirate ammo

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    you or someone seem to be feeding them pretty good, they just might have trouble climbing a tree,,
     
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  3. msinc

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    They are definitely some fat coons.....these guys can run some of that weight off..... PB020008.JPG PB020009.JPG PB020055.JPG
     
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    Looks like that Walker has a mouth big enough to fit over that coons fat ass
     
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  5. helmut in the bush

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    Those two would have had those porkers before they got to the tree
     
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  6. markT

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    I've got some fat coons too. Dang corn eating buggers. After deer season it on. Gonna whack as many as we can..
     
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  7. timeout

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    I think the biggest one I caught was 32 pounds.
     
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  9. msinc

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    Yes sir, and you can believe it has fit over quite a few!!!!
     
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  10. MrMajestic

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    Gonna need a bigger gun...
     
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  11. Chocdawg

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    Raccoon hunting in Galion, Ohio during college days (actually nights) was a hoot. I’ve never run so far, so fast than when trailing after hound doggies. Quintessential ‘farm truck’ three of us in cab (no dual cabs then) with two hounds, and more dogs in the truck bed howl’ing and yowling. Floor rotting through, sparks from a dragging exhaust pipe, guns, spot lights. Everyone needs to try it at least once! Running in the woods from sun down to 6AM. Fantastic. I’ll never forget that experience. Thanks to the Denman Brothers!
     
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  12. MrMajestic

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    Nobody livin' any better than you...
     
  13. Sniper338

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    They get big! Corn stealing bastards!
     
  14. helmut in the bush

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    A8D1514A-4D57-44D4-8040-AFE20B1BCA14.jpeg This my coonhound, got him in 74 when I was 14. That dog loved to hunt, he was a rough Character, still have my wheat light too.
     
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  15. hogpatrol

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    He's got that "You owe me money" look.:D
     
  16. Snuggie

    Snuggie F/TR-F/Open Gold $$ Contributor

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    Those are some big ass coons guys! I’ve never seen one that big in Louisiana, but then I haven’t been coon hunting for quite a while either. I remember running them with my dad and his dogs. Great times they were indeed!
     
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    Could you imagine a 40 pounder that was physically fit......nothing on this earth could whoop it, they are some bad a$$ critters.
     
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  18. MikeMcCasland

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    My family runs pecan orchards and cattle on some decent sized acreage in Texas; we also happen to lease to deer hunters etc., so there's a constant year round supply of corn, protein, livestock feed, or pecans for them (depending on the time of year).

    I wouldn't classify it as "hunting, more "systematic eradication", but I've probably shot a few thousand of them over the course of my life (used to go spotlight for them almost every weekend in highschool), and a few of them have been absolute monster coons. I'd guess the biggest ones got as big as ~30-40lbs; think as big as a medium size dog. That's not to say these were common, but they were absolutely out there.

    If you don't keep them under hunting/trapping pressure for a while, they can get huge. It's a lot like any other animal population out there; probably be a lot of 170+ class bucks running around if they procreated at the rate coons do, and didn't have any hunting pressure.

    Best to get after them when grasses are lower/grazed, and the trees don't have so much foliage. In a pasture that hasn't seen pressure, under the right conditions, you can spotlight rows of pecan trees and see 10-20 pairs of eyes glowing back at you. I can recall a few nights where "we just got tired of killing em"; stopped counting at the 50 mark, and stopped hunting/killing em an hour or so after hitting 50.

    Also, centerfires work best; the 22lrs don't kill them all that well.
     
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  19. SPJ

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    Damn
    Those are fair sized Coons!
     
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  20. blackwidowp61

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    Just think of how big a head you would have to have to fill out that coonskin cap!:eek::D
     
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