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Southern Wisconsin and the lost art of Coon hunting...

Hey, I'm new to Raccoon hunting. I went on the DNR website to get the regulations. Well I found that in Wisconsin you can't use lights until the point of kill and in Illinois you can use hand lights whenever as long as they're outside of vehicles. Well I don't have a Coon dog and I'm wondering if anyone has found a loop hole for hunting Raccoons in Wisconsin? Any information out there is much appreciated. Also, I was wondering if anyone knows of Fur Buyers in the Madison area? Thanks!

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Southern Wisconsin and the lost art of Coon hunting...

Okay, well is there any other Wisconsin or Illinois Coon hunters out there? I just need to pick someone's brain about Coon hunting. Thanks!

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Location: Kingston, MI
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Southern Wisconsin and the lost art of Coon hunting...

My apologies. I hunted raccoons here in Michigan for quite a few years, but don't really do it any more, as I hunt primarily whitetails these days. We always hunted with dogs here.

We raised treeing Walkers, but have owned red bones, black and tans and blue ticks as well. However, I don't even have dogs any more.

If I was going to get back into it, I'd start out by purchasing some good started dogs and raising pups after that.

Not too many people coon hunt any more. Some friends of mine do run coyote's in the winter with dogs. I hunt with them a few times every year and it's a lot of fun.

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Location: Summit, IL
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Southern Wisconsin and the lost art of Coon hunting...

I, like whelland, Hunted coons for many years with dogs. Never tried it without. Id find it to be dang near impossible without dogs as coons are pretty dang smart. Pretty much copy what he said as my opinion as well.