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Lifelong Owen County resident Mikel Perkins poses with his 5-year-old treeing cur “Big Creek Woody,” who has won numerous squirrel hunts, world titles and hall of fame status.
Barking up the right tree: local man wins big with prized squirrel dog

When asked about his start in squirrel hunting, 42-year-old Mikel Perkins of Owenton has one response, “It’s like it was meant to be.”
After coon hunting for years, Perkins gave up the sport after marriage and the birth of a child.
“Staying out all night and working too just kind of got old,” Perkins admits. “It wasn’t a good fit.”

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