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Registered: Jun 2014
Well last night was a disappointment, and was really exciting for Garrett. Over all, I was pleased with him. I cut a coon loose for him, but it only went about 40 yards and treed. Garrett was on him as he went up the tree. He treed 3 or 4 mins then got down, trying to find a track leaving the tree. I was very disappointed in that, and feel like at 9 months old, he should have been locked down. But thatís my way of thinking, may be wrong or maybe right, but I sure didnít like it at all. Well I caught him, and tied him under the tree. By the time I had him tied, and backed up to find the coon, it was out on the end of a limb, crossing over into a big pine. I knew he would be gone for ever if he reached the trunk of the pine. Before I could get a clear shot, up the tree he went. I fired one shot as he was disappearing into the top, and connected, but not a good shot, because off he ran. I cut Garrett loose, and the race was on. After maybe 5 mins Garrett had him bayed in the creek, but the coon got away, and the race was on again. By this time Donald had his female litter mate on the coon also. Iím chasing them through the pine thicket trying to stay close as I can, when I heard the coon squalling, they caught him, but he managed to get away again. After 100 yards or so, the pups lost him on the creek bank. I figured that was all of it and was trying to catch Garrett, when he ran upon the coon again. He ran him a round in couple circles, and I watched the coon running down the creek and out of sight. After running him some more, he lost the track again. This happened 4-5 time throughout the whole ordeal. The last time I was insight of the ranger, and it looked like Garrett was done, and I know I was done for sure. Garrett ran past the ranger and picked up the track one last time. He ran it into another pine thicket about 75-100 yards and treed. He would get down and then tree again. I was busting briars and vines trying to get to him. When I reached him he was treeing on one pine then move to another, then on the ground, then back to a tree. While I was trying to get a hand on him, I spotted the coon about 20 foot up a pine. Well I finished off the coon and let Garrett have it. He was completely coon crazy. After everything was over and I had time to replay this in my head, that puppy did some amazing work last night.
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