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coon hunting with pitbulls?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by kalenhcc, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. kalenhcc

    kalenhcc Big Dog

    Have any of you guys hunted coons with your pitbulls? If so would it be smart to get a cut collar to protect his throat?
  2. gh32

    gh32 Premium Member Premium Member

    I've not coon hunted with a APBT,but I've coon hunted alot with several breeds of coon hounds.As much as I like a good bulldog,I wonder if they'd track and tree good enough.I'm guessing they'd probably would only run a hot track but it wouldn't hurt to try.I've never used a cut collar for a coon,a good coonhound can finish a coon,a bulldog wouldn't have any problems.
  3. budboy88

    budboy88 CH Dog

    ive taken one of my bitches with my friends two male blue ticks before and she wouldnt pick up a trail for shit but she followed the hounds and was all bussiness when they hit the ground.
  4. budboy88

    budboy88 CH Dog

  5. pit4ever

    pit4ever Banned

    damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn i wish i could go hunting.
  6. JamesT

    JamesT Top Dog

    Its not gonna be easy to get a bulldog to run a trail,or tree one,like budboy said im sure there ready when the furry fuckers hit the ground though.You might as well leave that cut collar at home.
  7. catchdog

    catchdog Top Dog

    its terrible to see a coon locked on a dogs face, not locked at the mouth, they tear up a face with their hands,wont take long for the bd to end it
  8. Boze

    Boze Top Dog

    in joe colbys book he talks about how they can make great hunters if trained at an early age, but he said you must inderstand that not all of them are good candidates, but if you get a good one they will track deer coon rabbits fox just about anything and they will do it and nevr give up
  9. NC

    NC CH Dog

    I tried to take my yard dog Boomer coon hunting... he was more interested in the blue ticks than the coon.. didn't work well for us.
  10. budboy88

    budboy88 CH Dog

    lmao thats the only reason i took the dog i did because shes only DA towards females and my buddy has a pair of brother blue ticks it was a good time.
  11. mfern004

    mfern004 Big Dog

    Like most have said, APBT isn't going to be the best at trailing raccoons. But if you come across a coon, your dog shouldn't have any problem handling it.
  12. GI Joe

    GI Joe Big Dog

    saw a old guy years ago that had a pit/black and tan coon hound and swore it was the beat dog he ever had and used it in his breeding program,but it was hit and miss.he probably was one of those once in a lifetime dogs.
  13. noblebostons

    noblebostons Big Dog

    I can't remember which one, but one of the stratton books has a bit about a coon trial pit bull. something about how it lost points for not barking on the trail, but made up for it by being the only dog that climbed the tree and killed the coon! anyone else remember this story???
  14. therealjudge

    therealjudge CH Dog

    make sure you give your dogs rabies shots cause coon are big time carriers of the disease
  15. kalenhcc

    kalenhcc Big Dog

    ya thats already been taken care of. I got him on a couple and he's getting things figured out pretty quick. thanks for all the input.
  16. NC

    NC CH Dog

    Also be careful for coonhound paralysis... my brother in law had his best bitch get it last year... basically ruined the dog for hunting in the future.
  17. I have heard of people barnstorming for coons with bulldogs, just like they do with patterdales.
  18. kalenhcc

    kalenhcc Big Dog

    Barnstorming?? whats that? and how do you do it
  19. littleblackdog

    littleblackdog Big Dog

    If you have a smart one, you can get any game you want. A coon isn't a punk at all so make sure to have plenty of medical supplies because you are hunting coons and these aren't coon dogs, sometimes you get yourself into more trouble than you can handle and you better have enough balls to get down and dirty with your dog if shit goes south. First time I started mine tracking on fox, she was working the scent I put out for her, she is a smart bitch so that helps and we got big old tom turkey and she put him down in a second with ease so just because you are hunting one thing doesn't mean they won't find something else. Get them started on smaller game, work some ground game with squirrels and possum. Possums can at least prepare you for a coon, not all of them play possum I promise, wait till you think your dogs got a good hold and you go in for a kill and that sob flips around on you and bites back. Biggest part of hunting with a breed like this, document all the scarring on the dog best you can and make sure to get a nice clean kill on the game. DON'T BE A PUSSY!!! Nice clean kills are only fair to the animal, we are not matching dog versus animal, we are hunting!!! There is a difference and if you don't know, take a hunting course. Best part I got going, I have great bitch and she has a tag along who is a young little beast, both game dogs that are smart enough to track, hopefully she teaches the young one well. My older bitch, hunting came naturally to her. We are getting ready for the season down here and got plenty of good spots so far and I will post pictures late in the year.

    Barnstorming is a full on attack. You go to the enemy (coons) and get them in their houses. Kind of equivalent to pulling a kick door like the DEA, lol. You send a pack of dogs usually pattys in on a old farm house, maybe a barn or whatever. Those spots like that can house multiple coons from 2-???? usually multiples.
  20. noblebostons

    noblebostons Big Dog

    We've all heard that a coon will take a dog into deep water and drown it, but has anyone ever seen this first hand? Seems like it's always one of those friend of a friend stories... like divers seeing catfish as big as cars below the dam kind of thing. what do you guys think???

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