I grew up hunting with hounds. That is all my dad did besides work when I was growing up was coonhunt with hounds. I really love hunting with them, and hopefuly one day I will make it out west to shoot a lion with hounds.My dad and uncles have all shoot lions in Colorado with hounds, and they are one of the nicest trophies in my opinion. I quit coonhunting about ten years ago but I still like to hear them run a track. It takes so much time to have good hounds, and most people are not that commited to it.