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.
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...