• Barking up the Right Tree – The Full Cry Magazine

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    Barking up the Right Tree

    Max McCoy Sr.


    March is here, time for the daffodils and many other spring flowers. They are on their way. Most all hunting seasons are closed in my state.

    Wood cutting time is also here for me; I’m making plans for next fall. I like to get my wood early; that way it has time to …

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  • Turning The Corner – Rabbit Hunter

         Somewhere around about the middle of February rabbit hunters will notice a distinct change in the air. Sure, it’s still officially winter, and even your basic ground hog knows there’s likely to be six more weeks of snow and cold to contend with, but this is rabbit hunting, and I prefer to listen to the cottontails and hares, whose subtle switch from …

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  • 2012 American Invitational Running Hound Classic – Hunters Horn

         The running of the Eighth Annual American Invitational Running Hound Classic was held on December 7-9 at the Hollywood  Fox Preserve in Appomattox, VA.  Thanks to the Hacketts for providing a wonderful field trial facility and their continued support and dedication to preserving fox hunting in Virginia.
    The AIRHC is a GRADE I hunt for the HOY/SOY Leaderboard. We are appreciative of …

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  • Masterpiece Cabin – Hunters Horn

       It was a particularly hot, muggy summer day in 1948 and we were chopping cotton in the west field. I was nine, due to reach adulthood of 10 in November. Dark clouds gathered to the north, with the promise of rain, but they were different kinds of ominous clouds, soon casting an eerie yellow hue over our field, and sucking the oxygen …

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  • Hot Tracks and Cold Trails – Hunters Horn

         Got home last night from the Eastern Carolina hunt at Foxhunter’s Paradise in Pamplico, S.C. and had a wonderful time as usual.
    The 2012 Hound of the Year was decided there with a spectacular hound from Louisiana named Coot winning the hunt and the HOY. Tinker Atkins’ Lucy had a great hunt and placed in speed and drive and endurance, but didn’t …

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  • Barking Up The Right Tree – Full Cry

         Happy February to all! By the time you read this, Christmas and the New Year will be behind us. Here’s hoping 2013 will be much better for everybody.
    My friend Mark Jordan and I talked a little today. Mark has been very busy this year doing work for the Bentonville Police Department. He told me he had some good luck deer hunting …

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  • American Leopard Breeders Association National Section – Full Cry

         I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I’m sitting here in my Lazyboy chair with my feet kicked up in front of my fire place with a nice fire burning, reflecting on the past year. The Leopards did a fine job representing themselves in the hunts and shows across the nation. They won on the plywood as …

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  • Huntin’ Cohutta – American Cooner

         Nestled in the mountains of North Georgia is the Cohutta Wildlife Management Area. It is some of the best hunting to be found; that is, if one doesn’t mind hunting the mountains. I grew up coon hunting the mountains and feel there is no better hunting — period. Climbing the steep ridges is sometimes rough and there may not be the amount …

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  • Strike and Stay – American Cooner

    Howdy, folks and Happy New Year! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and a great 2012 – and that your 2013 is off to a good start.  It’s hard to believe that another year is behind us, isn’t it? Seems like the older I get the faster time flies. But it’s a known fact that time waits for no …

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  • National Plott Hound Association News American Cooner

    Howdy, folks! I hope you and yours are well and surviving this endless summer heat wave. It has proven to be unrelenting here in North Carolina, with six straight days of over 100 degree highs – and it seems like a month or more since we have been lower than the mid-90s. Several mornings I have fed the dogs before going to …

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  • 2012 PKC Blue Ribbon Pro Hunt, Dupont, Indiana

    My experiences with the Clifty Creek Coonhunters Association in Dupont, Indiana began many years ago as a teenager.  Back in the spring of 1979, a few friends and I traveled to Dupont for a Coonhound event that we had seen advertised in Full Cry magazine.  We had no intention of competing in the hunt, but we were all Hide Hunters and wanted …

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  • Mayview Coon Hunters Ass’n. American Cooner

    On July 13-14, we hosted a UKC hunt and show and had a nice turnout even for the hot weather we are having. We had 14 dogs on Friday night, seven in the show on Saturday and 10 in the hunt on Saturday night.
    Friday night winners were:
    Nite Champion: Ruby, Bluetick female, Roy Clifton, Pleasant, KS, 200+
    1st. Banjo, Bluetick English, …

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