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 Post subject: summer hunting
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:13 am 
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ever since the leaves have come on here in michigan my 5 year old blue dog hasnt put up a coon. before they came on her was doing real well treeing 2-3 coons a night. now he will run around babbling and not ever come treed. has anyone ever heard of the summer being a problem with there dogs? if not any other ideas will help
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 Post subject: Re: summer hunting
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:44 am 
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try him in the swamps,along creeks and along rivers. some dogs have a hard time tracking untill they get used to the green weeds.putting him in and around water will help till the crops get up some around the hardwoods..

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 Post subject: Re: summer hunting
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:04 pm 
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TC is right the scent picture is a lot differant. You allso have to remember that when the leaves come on the weather is warmer and the moisture goes away faster. You will find out how cold of nose your dog has. Even if it has a cold enough nose to work it. If it is use to hot tracks in cold damp weather a hot track in hot dry weather is like an old track to him. A lot of dogs won't run an old track. So that is one of the reasons I don't work dogs on feeder buckets unless I have too. Them learning on older track is slower progress but it keeps you from haveing some of these problems down the road. Not saying you made that mistake. I am just saying that is what causes this problem some times.
I would do what TC said and trap and release coon waiting longer and longer before you let the dog run it. Age the track till you can hold the dog 30 minutes before letting the dog go.

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 Post subject: Re: summer hunting
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Laast two weeks we turned 2 coons loose. We turned them loose in our field and let the dog see them run off. Then we trun or dog loose. Both times when the coon got in woods it didn't run far about 30 yrds he went right up a tree our dog got the tree right both times. but it not bark when running tio the tree. nwext time if I wait 30 minets before i let my dog loose i afraid it will just set in the tree and watch us. how can i make the coon run longer


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Keep the dogs away from the coon before you turn it loose. That way the coon isn't scared. Get it wet before you turn it loose so it will feel like running will help too. If you don't have a good enough handle on your dog to be able to call it to the track. Put it on leed and take it to the track. Try to get it to go with the wind so the dogs have to track it. Not into the wind. It will make the dog work the track and not just air into it. A lot of dogs won't open on air scent.


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 Post subject: Re: summer hunting
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Ok so I have a walker male 4 year old descent hound was treeing coons fine until the past few weeks a month an half or so, seems to me as once it got hot he just acts like he does not hunt or act the same hasn't treed a coon in a few weeks, I live in va an the kitten coons are being born also. Does anyone have any advice at all I'm getting aggravated with this he does a good job other than these past few weeks. Any advice will be appreciated personal message or comment please!!!!!


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