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Depression Desperados and Houndsman Rendezvous

Depression Desperados and Houndsman Rendezvous

Houndsman XP  / 

Posted on September 05, 2019

Show Notes

This episode finds Chris and Steve visiting coon hunter, journalist, historian and acclaimed author Sid Underwood of Texas in what turns out to be a stimulating interview, Texas-style. The gentile Underwood brings a wealth of interesting subject matter to the Houndsman XP podcast microphone including accounts of early hunts with iconic Texas houndsmen, famous hounds of history and a nostalgic trip to the famed Texas State Coonhound Championship of days gone by.

Underwood is the author of an acclaimed volume titled Depression Desparado – The Chronicles of Raymond Hamilton, the story of a Texas bank robber and hooligan who was a confederate of outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Chris and Steve explore Underwood’s inspiration for his amazingly-authentic and stimulating account, one the writer synopsizes with the phrase, “They’s a lotta meanness back in them days,” The discussion of Hamilton’s involvement with Old Sparky, the electric chair at the Texas State Penitentiary strikes a familiar cord with Chris as listeners will see.

Underwood, who still actively coon hunts for pleasure and in competition, has been a strong advocate for the hound sports through his involvement as a writer, field representative and widely sought bench show judge. In one of Houndsman XP’s most interesting interviews, Underwood establishes himself, not by his own admission but by his irrefutable resume, as one the hound sport’s most interesting and influential resources.

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