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  1. @steeler92 & @hillbilly stalker thanks for the advice. I like the idea of getting my first to be a started dog since it will be my first hunting dog. Need to do some more research on close working blood lines for the curs as well. I did a brief search on local coon clubs and came up short as well but will try and expand my search for that as well. Thanks, Luke
  2. I am fairly new to this forum but have read a lot over a year so I know this question will be like asking if a Chevy or a Ford truck is best for a farm truck, so for that I apologize. However I am truly waffling each month on whether my first squirrel dog should be a Feist or Cur or some other breed. I have two boys who love hunting as do I they are young 12 and 8. For the past three years we have utilized the spot and stalk method and been successful, but I would like to take the next step and get into hunting with dogs. Because my boys are young I would like a closer working dog like a cut but we have big woods here and we like to hunt long days so wouldn’t want to wear out a smaller dog. (Not even sure that is a thing) We are a dog family. Have one now but not a hunter and I have always owned them. In addition to struggling to decide on breed our area (Central Western Illinois, right along the Mississippi) does not have many if any kennels that I can find or a hunt club nearby for squirrels. So I am also looking for advice on who to visit as I don’t have a lot of connections in this area for squirrel dogs. Our area of Illinois has tons of squirrel habitat and it is easy to get access to hunt squirrels because all anyone around here cares about is big white tails. Hope all that makes sense and any advice would be appreciated. Luke
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