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Registered: Aug 2008
Location: SE Ohio, Glouster
My Hooper Ridge English have that winding ability you are referring to. I have tried to maintain that trait for the past 40 some years. My Ole Queen female could wind a coon out of the air vent of a haul box at 45 to 50 MPH consistently.
My Rocket, Rowdy, and Buddy hounds were also very good at winding a track normally 100 to 200 yards if the wind was in their face, and the air was damp. And as was stated earlier, they trail with their head up and usually cover 75 to 100 yds between barks. and yes that is enough (today) to get your strike points deleted or misused. I seen a lot of handlers, 15-20 tears ago saying my dog was babbling because he winded a coon, opened on air scent, and then went to the coon.
It is a trait, that these new rules are working to eliminate so if you plan to do any comp hunting you may want to reconsider looking for a dog with those type of abilities. But if your wanting a coon catching, put the pressure on a running coon, type of hound, then in my opinion, they are one of the very best styles to hunt with.
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