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Registered: Apr 2014
Location: oakvale ms
I took Tramp out alone again last night. I turned him in to an ole slough. He went in for a ways and just come treed. I walked in to him, He was treed up a large cypress and it was thick in there. I looked for a while, but never could get to where I could see anything. I leashed Tramp and we went on down the slough a piece and I turned him loose again. He went in about 100yrds and struck another track. It was a working track and he moved it on in about another 300 yrds and treed. He was treed in next to another slough. This is a new place that I've got to hunt and I don't know all of the terrain in there yet. He was treed on my side of the slough which wasn't too bad, but it looked pretty rough on the other side. Tramp was treed up another big cypress, but this one had a vine in it qnd it wasn't too thick around it. I looked for a bit and then went in and shook the vine, you know how it is hunting by yourself. Go in and shake a vine and then go back out and look. The second time I did this I saw the coon he was up next to the top and was moving higher. I took a couple of quick shots at him, but didn't hit him. I walked back to the tree and shook the vine again, walked back out and he was coming down the tree. I was waiting to get a clear shot at him , because Tramp hadn-t had a coon in a while and I wanted to get this one out on him. About half way down the tree he stopped in plain view. I thru up to shoot and the gun snapped, I was out of bullets.
before I could get reloaded the coon cme a piece farther down the tree and jumped out. I had tramp tied and had to go back under the tree and unleash him. This was Tramps first time on a jump out coon so it took him a minute to figure out that the coon wasn't just laying out there. He figured it out pretty quick and left out of there. I was looking for him to really drive this track as I have seen him on hot tracks before and he can push a good track, but I could tell on this one he was having trouble. He was moving it pretty good, but not like I figured he would. He moved it on in about 600 yrds and went thru a big colvert under a road that about a foot of water was flowing thru. He went on in for about another 600 yrds and the track just got worse and finally played out I knew it was bad country after he went thru the colvert, but I was thinking it was pretty good woods on the side where the coon jumped out. After I got Tramp loaded up I walked back in ther to look around a little bit. It didn't take me long to see why he was having trouble in there. It was a lot of big cypress and bushes with sloughs crisscrossing in there with a lot of mud and water. Me and tramp called it a night, but we'll be back in there some more. I figure if a dog can tree coon in there on a regular basis he can tree coon anywhere.
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