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There are two sports in which thousands of North Carolinians participate each fall - possum and raccoon hunting. Using packs of hunting dogs and various accoutrements, hunters try to outsmart raccoons with night hunting and climb perches to release possum from their trees.
According to the author, coon hunting is a combination of an endurance test, a marathon, a wrestling match, and self-inflicted mayhem. It would not be possible without the use of hunting dogs, of which there are several pictures that feature them working.