I wanted to know if a hunting license and/or a hound hunting permit are required to pursue raccoons?
Both a hunting license and hound hunter permit are required to pursue raccoons. Page 99 in the Big Game Rules covers Black Bear and Mountain Lions. Page 47 in the Upland Game and Furbearer rules states, the following persons must have a valid hound hunter permit in possession when dogs are being used to hunt:
Anyone who owns pursuit dogs
Anyone having control of dogs owned by another person
Anyone that harvests a blackbear, mountain lion, bobcat, raccoon, or fox with the use of dogs, (except clients of licensed outfitters are not required to have a hound hunter permit)
Good Luck hunting!