Did some coon doggin' a long time ago with some buddies. Lots of fun.
Just last year we started calling for coons at midday, with some success.
Going to try more of it this year. Find what might look like a good den tree, set
up fairly close, do some coon calls, and wait for one to come out of den to
investigate. Helps having a buddy along to do the shootin' while you do
the calling or vice versa.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...