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01/23/2017: Coonhound Advisor

Shut Out on Strike. Declared Treed After Tree Was Closed. Handled on Tree Shut Out on.

12/14/2016: Coonhound Advisor:Shining Time Reduced to Eight (8) Minutes, other Coonhound news

There’s not much to explain or clarify with this change. In the past. the cast was allowed ten minutes to shine a tree.

11/15/2016: Coonhound Advisor

The 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 Advisor

Dog Not Struck in Catches Coon

08/19/2016: Coonhound Advisor

Deleting Points for Off Game in a Live Trap

07/13/2016: Coonhound Advisor

Side-by-Side Vehicle in Nite Hunts

06/22/2016: Coonhound Advisor

All 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 Advisor

This 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 Advisor

This 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 Advisor

In 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?

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