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Member No.: 54
Joined: 30-September 11
I took River Queen to the Pee Dee GL on the NC/SC boarder for a quick afternoon hunt on 1-28-12. I like to train my Feist to hunt squirrel & raccoons but 9 times out 10 we always tree squirrels. Well, the warm weather this winter has the squirrels around here acting rather spooky and the 3 that we treed all denned up before I could get to Queen. River Queen is only 9 1/2 months old but is really smart and is very hard hunting (IMO) for her age and will get some good range on her. I heard her treeing pretty frantic and my astro 320 said she was 211 yards out, being as beat up as I am it took me a while to get to her. I was around 10 yards and straight up the tree she was on looked like a real big leaf den and I thought to myself "great, we just got skunked again" then I noticed the "den" started to move up the tree..... I looked through my rifle scope and what I thought was a den was (what I consider) to be a giant coon. I laid waste to him fast. Mainly because I didn't want him coming down the tree and tearing Queen & myself a "new one". I called it a day after dragging that frickin beast over 500 yards to the truck. The raccoon weighted 24.1lbs when I put him on my hanging scales and I have only seen one bigger than him in my 29 years. I was really proud of River Queen. I really give it up to yall serious coon hunters. I believe my cripple tail would done for hauling a few of those around and still hunting! BTW, what is the biggest coon you guys have ever ran into? I imagine they get a good bit bigger. Thanks for looking!