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Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Northwest Mississippi
I could care less about an early starting pup, and I personally never mess with them at all until 6 or 7 months old, except for getting used to loading up in the truck and going for short rides. Jeb's first litter is 4 months and 3 weeks old yesterday. I have a male pup off that litter. The only coon he has ever seen or smelled is a dead one i brought home one night for him to mess with. I let him spend about 10 minutes with it. That was when he was about 3 months old.
I took his grandmother (Penny) hunting 2 nights ago and figured it would be a good time to load my pup up and go for a quick hunt. Penny made quick work of a track and had a coon treed in just a few minutes. I found the coon pretty quick and looked at the tree and my pup was up on it smelling up the tree. I walked over to him and petted him up a little bit and he barked a few times. I couldn't believe it. First time in the woods and was barking at scent only. I knocked it out and let him get a little taste. I hung it up and had him treeing good in no time. Cut them loose one more time and he went several hundred yards with her before coming back. I was extremely pleased with his first time ever in the woods.
The next night I took him by himself close to the house for a short little walk. I was watching him and all of a sudden his nose smelled something he liked. He started going back and forth under a tree. I looked up and saw the coon sitting there. He was a few feet from the tree with his nose to the ground and I eased over to the tree. I just put my hand on the tree one time and that little sucker fell out treeing every breath. Had my buddy stay with him while I went back to the truck to get the rifle. He never missed a beat the whole time I was gone. Treeing every breath while my buddy just sat back and watched. Held him back while I knocked the coon out just to make sure it was dead (don't want him to get eaten up just yet lol). The coon hit the ground dead, and that little sucker pile drived that coon like he had done it a hundred times. I still can't believe it.
Time will tell, but for now, Jeb is everything I hoped and expected him to be as a reproducer. My pup treed on scent only on his second night in the woods, his first time by himself, and after only seeing 2 coons in his life, both dead. I've never seen a more natural pup in my life, not even Jeb.
Have to give credit to the female, Greg Stull's Stylish Mandy. A quality female is just as important as the stud.
This is 'PR' Southern Farms Bohannon
PKC CH GRNITECH GRCH 'PR' Southern Farms Jeb
GRNITECH GRCH 'PR' Southern Farms Pearl
UKC NITECH AKC NITECH 'PR' Southern Farms Independence
'PR' Southern Farms Bohannon
Gone But Not Forgotten:
UKC NITECH GRCH AKC NITECH 'PR' Southern Farms Bocephus
GRNITECH 'PR' Lookin' Up Liberty
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