11/15/2016: Full CircleStriking Wrong Dog or Dog That Has Not Opened
10/12/2016: Full CircleThis month’s article features three separate topics, all of which are related to multiple ownership.
09/15/2016: Full CircleWe find that a lot of times hunters get their education on rules via clubhouse chatter or their hunting buddies. That’s all good and dandy provided the information is accurate. Unfortunately, sometimes it is not. For whatever reason, a lot of hunters do not take the time to read the rulebook. In the field when a rule debate comes up, how many times do you see the judge turn the scorecard over and read the specific rule that applies to the situation at hand? Probably not many. The matter typically goes to a quick vote, followed by someone placing a question mark on the card to take back to the Master of Hounds.
08/23/2016: Full Circle2016 Hunting Beagle World Championship Notes. With the World Championship just around the corner, here are some reminders.
07/13/2016: Full CircleCriteria of Qualified, Selecting Judges and Honor Rules
06/22/2016: Full CircleThe litter-registered requirement and a minimum of nine dogs in a category are a couple changes recently made to the All-Star Series rules.
05/19/2016: Full CircleAll 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 that doesn’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.
02/15/2016: Full CircleFull Circle Allen Gingerich Majority Saw the Rabbit. Time Out Called for Danger. Plus or Circle Strike Points? Q: All dogs are struck in on a track. The rabbit is jumped up ahead of the cast and is seen by all members of the cast. The dogs continue to trail ahead of the cast and heading towards a road where traffic was a concern, so the cast voted to call time out and run in to handle the dogs...
01/25/2016: Your New Year’s Resolution and AssignmentAndy is a young man in his mid-20’s who’s been hunting Beagles since he was a kid. He had heard of field trials, but knew very little about them until recently when a high school buddy invited him to tag along with him at an event held by a Beagle club in a neighboring town. Andy took him up on the offer and wanted to see what they were all about. As it turned out, his buddy Larry won the cast...
12/14/2015: Rules ProposalsThe Rules Committee met this past October during the week of the World Hunt to discuss the rules proposals that were submitted this year. Considering and discussing any effects a proposal might have in relation to the sport, rules or the program is imperative. Again this year, it was pleasing to see the thorough discussions and the effort the committee put forth with each of the 11 proposals on...