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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
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I have 4 coonhounds but my oldest bluetick, "Boe", is almost 5 and this yr he seems to be having a tough time with cold tracks. He has never trashed in his life not even a possum or cat, he will not run anything but coon. He is a close hunter, very obedient and my best friend. I never leash him and he checks up on me regularly. But this year he seems to be messing around with cold tracks much more than he has ever in the past. It is generally muddy in most of the places we go and when I see that he is all over these old tacks ill lead him onward and he will eventually come. This season I had just started hunting him with another of my dogs, 1 1/2 yr old bluetick pup, and they work well together but could this be the cause? It is frustrating and I was wondering if anyone knew anything that could help me out. Thanks

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 04:20 AM
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Re: coonhound question

I would say the reason your seeing this is because this year there is so much moisture in the ground that the scent is sticking long.
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I would tend to agree, I would say as wet as most places are this year, it is a lot easier for a dog to pick up a cold track, and try and burn it...............

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i agree also that the damp ground will hold scent longer also but i have also seen that as a dog gets older it will take or try to take older tracks.
and you may be correct in that running with the other dog has brought this on some. even dogs that work well together compete. he may be working the older track to get it before the other dog. to me it wouldn't be a fault. i love a cold nosed dog and seeing them work up a cold track to a jump.

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I agree with you 100% on that BobCat.
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thanks for the help guys. I took the dogs out friday night and had a great night. Got to love a snap of a cold streak. We treed 5, I only shot two out tho. You fellas get any work in this weekend with the hounds?

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I sure do miss my nights in the woods following my smokey river bred blues....

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where ya at in Washington Co. we should meet up at tree one or 10 LOL...

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right out of finleyville, anytime you want to go im down pm me

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Are you the guy who dates Mel Guskey's grand daughter ??? If so we met at the coonhunters club last year..

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