March 8, 2021
Source: Trevor Wade, UKC Coonhound Program Manager
With frigid temperatures and over a foot of snow on the ground, my hunting days are on halt for the time being which has left me with quite a bit of free time on my hands. Luckily for us hunters, even when times are less than ideal to actually be out running our hounds, we have a wealth of resources available to us to keep us occupied. Of course, we know of the social media platforms where we can keep up with our friends to the south who are in the prime-time weeks of hunting, but there is so much more out there to see. YouTube has recently become frequent stop for me. Not only do I enjoy the United Kennel Club page with the assortment of videos provided, but there are loads of hunters out there that upload videos from tips and product reviews to full hunting clips that I find very enjoyable.
In addition to the videos available to watch, the new wave of podcasts with a focus on hound hunting have helped bridge the gap to the airwaves. I, personally, listen to a handful of the hunting podcasts weekly and enjoy the conversation while riding down the road. The last one I mention will be the oldest and most proven of the bunch, which is print. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading a handful of hunting related books in the past couple weeks, as well as going through my archives of Coonhound Bloodlines and reminiscing on hounds of the past. I just wanted to take the time to thank these content providers who we have the ability to enjoy when actually going out and hunting isnt a viable option.
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