11/15/2016: Coonhound AdvisorThe following rules proposals were voted on at Autumn Oaks by a Rules Committee. The committee was made up of two representatives of each of the seven UKC Chartered Breed Associations.
09/15/2016: Coonhound AdvisorDog Not Struck in Catches Coon
08/19/2016: Coonhound AdvisorDeleting Points for Off Game in a Live Trap
07/13/2016: Coonhound AdvisorSide-by-Side Vehicle in Nite Hunts
06/22/2016: Coonhound AdvisorAll clubs are reminded to send their reports in to UKC in a timely manner. While UKC already has late fees that are assessed to any late reports, it seems they don’t always help to get reports turned in on time. Don’t be surprised or disappointed if UKC starts taking stronger actions against clubs who don’t send their reports in on time, starting with not confirming future scheduled events until all reports are received.
05/19/2016: Coonhound AdvisorThis month’s column is dedicated to UKC event or hunt-related policies that may not be written in the Coonhound Rulebook. The first subject is a new policy, while the rest were taken from the archives to serve as a refresher course.
04/15/2016: Coonhound AdvisorThis topic is near and dear to my heart. It’s one of my pet peeves, actually. How many times have you seen a cast gather and someone, usually the person in possession of the scorecard, exclaims, “We are all really Judges for this cast.” It can happen even in cases where a club or association has made an effort to appoint a quality Judge on the cast.
03/15/2016: Coonhound AdvisorIn a tree-scoring situation, the dogs are treed on a den tree. There’s a hole in the side of the tree where handlers can look down to the bottom and see fur. However, there is some question on whether the coon is alive or dead. Here’s the question. Is it okay to take a stick and poke at the coon in the den or is that considered molesting a den?
02/15/2016: Coonhound AdvisorCoonhound Advisor Allen Gingerich Non-Hunting Judge Calling Time Out for Dog Not Struck Based on Telemetry Q: This question pertains to a three-dog cast with a non-hunting judge. Dogs A and B are declared struck and opening on trail to our left. Dog C is moving to the right, according the handler’s telemetry. Dog C still has not barked and is not struck in when the handler says his Garmin« shows...
01/25/2016: Attention, Club Officers! Event Supplies and Event LicensesYour club’s corresponding officer, as shown on record at UKC, should have received your event supplies to cover all of your events for 2016. This includes scorecards, entry stickies, MOH checklists, Cast Breakdown Forms, Appeal and Misconduct Forms, and other event-related items. The amount of supplies you receive is based on the number of events UKC has scheduled for your club throughout the...