UKC Forum Member
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Morrison TN
We don't get to do it that much around here, but I love it when we do.
This is how it seems to be here, you can do great the night it starts snowin right when the front comes through.
You can do great the second night after the snow.
They seem to hole up and stay put the first night after, maybe cause they feed so much the night the storm hits or somethin??
I have also noticed that the dry, powdery snow doesn't seem to be near as good to track in as the wet snow, but never had any trouble trackin in any snow really, just seemed easier on wet.
Coon don't stir much around here when it gets down below 20 degrees or so, if it's around zero you better have a dog that will go yonder to tree one cause if not you may not even get struck (that goes out the window if it's a long cold snap, but the coon seem to know the weather better than we do LOL). They will stir if it has been that cold for a few days, just don't seem to stir good if it's just a short one.
The most challenging tracking time around here is right after the frost. You can tell what kind of nose the dog has if it's say in the 20's and you go right after the dew falls and freezes. Seems that's the time the pups don't have a clue how to track and the old dogs show them how it's done. A couple hours after don't seem to make that much difference how big the frost is, and before of course doesn't matter. But the tracking seems the toughest right as the frost sets up.
That's just what my experience has been.
Have treed a few coon below zero, not stupid enough now that I am older to do that anymore cause those are LONG nights LOL.
Let's go huntin
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