UKC Forum Member
Registered: Jan 2011
Location: Canton, Ohio
I know there have to be a bunch of old timers on here that hunted in the 60's and 70's and perhaps even earlier. I think about the dogs we had back then and how they have changed over time. I think the thing that separates the old timers from the new run and gun guys. Is the young guys don't care how it use to be done or how the dogs use to operate. They want one to play the game today. Not the game we played 50 or 60 years ago. I understand that. I respect that. The truth is. Knowing how the dogs operated back 50 years ago doesn't do a thing for me in finding a dog to win with today. I guess it is just part of my coonhunting fun to have seen the dogs evolve.
Actually... I will point out my feelings on this statement. My first coonhunt was 1970. Still hold the same standards I had back then
Back then, coon were worth alot of money. I honestly and truly believe, alot of dogs today would have been trade dogs. Whoa... What? Yep... Many nights here in Ohio, many nights you might run 1 coon 3 woods. With the trappers, spotlighters and hunters... alot died the week season openrd...Now, put old independent, get gone till he finds a coon track, (remember, no trackers back then).. how many roads were crossed, how many hours looking for dogs instead of coon. If you killed 30-40 coon a year( yeah, everyone came out $$$) you had a coondog.. there are guys that kill 300 a year now... I have been turned down 2 times for permission the coonhunt in the last 4 years, coon are so plentiful.
I am also a person that hunts year round. I want to see my dogs run that ole rutting boar coon 600 yards, looking for a girlfriend, and tree him. I want (and do) cut loose in single digits and snow.. you get ole deep and lonely.. my old legs... would not be fun for me.
And I honestly think, most that hunted in the 60's and 70's.. are a very, very small portion of competition hunters today. We can't keep up with the run and gun type youngsters. 3 minute tree rule, racing to trees, I haven't been in a hunt since AO 2019.
I want to enjoy what time I have left. I hunt 95% of the time alone. Hunt 4-5 nights a week. I hunt with the leaves off, no feeder buckets, cold, snowy.. those nights are the ones I dress warm, and smile when the dogs are right.
This is JMO. Guess an old cuss set in my ways
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