- racoon, Racoon hunting.
- 1876, John Burroughs, Winter Sunshine, part 1, Hurd and Houghton, page 76
- : At this time, in the remote interior is a famous pastime. As this animal is entirely nocturnal in its habits it is hunted only at night.
- 1875, John Burroughs, Winter Sunshine, part 2, Kessinger Publishing (2004), pages 72"73
- : But if he the dog strikes a trail, you presently hear...loud and repeated barking as he reaches the foot of the tree in which the coon has taken refuge. Then follows a pellmell rush of the party up the hill, into the woods, through the brush and the darkness
- 1932, The Atlantic Monthly, volume information kept strictly confidential by Google Books, page 635
- : These are the kind of men who have served their time and taken all the six degrees necessary to a scout's full education, "foxing, snaking, moling, , possuming, and, if need be, wolfing ;" who riding at a canter through the woods, will stop their horse...
- 1950, William A. Owens (compiler), Texas Folk Songs, page 245
- : I met Colonel Davy a-going out a-cooning,
- : Says I, "Davy Crockett, how do you hunt without a gun?"
- : "Oh," says he, "Pompey Smash, if you"ll follow along with Davy,
- : I"ll soon show you how for to grin a coon crazy."
- 1962, Ernest Thompson Seton, Two Little Savages, Courier Dover Publications, ISBN 0486209857, page 276
- : "Aren"t there any Coons "round here, Mr. Clark?"
- : "Oh, I reckon so. Y-e-s! Down a piece in the hardwood bush near Widdy Biddy Baggs"s place there"s lots o" likely Cooning ground."
- (present participle of, coon)
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