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Re: racoon and JRT

Posted by:  Linda
Posted on:  April 08, 2001 at 06:32:54

In Reply to: racoon and JRT
Posted by:  Debra
Posted on:  April 07, 2001 at 21:44:17

Question:

: I think my Jack Russell found a racoon den in our walk the other day. I called her away and walked on but wondered would she have had the upper hand had a racoon been in there? Thank you, Debra

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This isn't an easy question to answer, and there is really not a pat answer to this question. It all depends on your dog, how much working experience it has, etc. If your dog has never been on quarry, I wouldn't suggest trying a raccoon for the first time, they can be quite dangerous, and I had one of my best working dogs be seriously injured by a coon under ground. I have seen coons tear a Coon Hound to shreds above ground and the 120 lb. hound was no match for this coon.
If you haven't hunted before I would strongly suggest that you pass up this hole and find a working judge in t he area that may help you and your dog, to become more proficient in hunting.
Regards
Linda