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What is the best weather to coon hunt?

What is the best weather to coon hunt?

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One of the most underrated aspects of raccoon hunting is the type of weather in the area you will be hunting. The weather conditions and other factors in your location or area of the country can play a pivotal role in the success of your next coon hunt.

Best Time to Coon Hunt

Since raccoons primarily travel and feed at night, it is always best to hunt them during the darkest hours of the night. It is never recommended to coon hunt during a full moon or bright moon. The darker the sky, the more active the raccoons will be throughout the evening.

Ideal Conditions

It is far easier to track a raccoon in wet conditions. In damp conditions that are not yet extremely wet, dogs are easily able to pick up a scent and track the raccoon. Raccoons are not nearly as active in extreme or inclement weather conditions.

If the weather is too extreme, including snow, wind or extreme cold, it can be difficult for the dogs to track the scent through the air. Sometimes the dogs can even lose the coon's location completely in extreme weather conditions.

Coon Hunting Season

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In general, the best season to track racoons is in the fall. It is during this time of year that a raccoon's hide thickens for the upcoming winter months. Raccoons are out foraging and hunting for food much more often during this time to build a thick coat and layer of fat for the winter.

During the winter, raccoons are much less active and will stay in their den rather than forage for food. It is extremely rare to spot or even see a raccoon during the winter months. That’it is also extremely rare to hunt them during the winter.

You can still hunt and trap coons during the winter as long as you know where they are living. Products

Our website includes a large collection of coon hunting products, supplies and gear. These products can help you to track and hunt raccoons in almost any type of weather condition.

There is a wide variety of baits, chums and lures at that are perfect for coon trapping. There are even live traps and rolling cage systems for training hunting dogs.

A high-quality coon squaller is another convenient product for competitive or casual hunting. A coon squaller for thick foliage or an all-around coon squaller will help you find more raccoons in almost any weather condition or time of year. We even offer critical items like replacement reed kits for your squaller.

Some of the most important items for coon hunting are our Nite Lite hunting supply equipment, which allows you to easily track and hunt coons during the darkest evenings. This collection includes items like the Nite Lite Three-Season Deluxe Coat and Nite Lite Summer Hunting Vest.

If you have any additional questions on the best conditions for coon hunting, check out the coon-hunting books and DVDs at, featuring advice and videos from hunting experts like Dennis Kirk.

You can also email or call toll-free 1-800-648-5483 anytime for additional tips and tricks from our coon-hunting experts at

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