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Squirrel Dog World Championship
Posted on 02/10/2014 in Out On A Limb.

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As most of the country (including me) is basically snowed-in during this latest winter storm, I can’t help but think of better squirrel hunting days ahead. As I sit here to write this, it’s hard to imagine that the UKC Squirrel Dog World is two months away. Last year for this hunt the leaves were starting to pop out on the trees and squirrels were becoming more difficult to find. This may not be the case for this year and hopefully we’ll have even better scores come out of Tell City.

If you haven’t got your entry in for the Squirrel Dog World, now is the time to do it. You’ve only got until February 24 to get the pre-entry fee of $30. After this date, whether you mail it in or not, the fee will be $40, no exceptions. Please don’t forget about the Bench Show being held on Saturday. It’s only $20 and really shows off the good looks of your dog. Last year every participant had a great time, and I expect many of them to show again this year. We schedule it right between rounds one and two of the hunt so everyone is there anyway. Who knows, your dog could be crowned the next Squirrel Dog World Championship Bench Show Winner!

While attending the 2014 Grand American Coon Hunt in Orangeburg, South Carolina, I got to meet several Cur/Feist hunters from the area. I was fortunate enough to hand out some single registration apps, New Club Packets, and rulebooks as well. There seems to be significant interest in the Carolinas and Georgia in the UKC Cur/Feist program. Hopefully in the next several months we’ll see some new clubs holding UKC Licensed Events.

Also, I encouraged several to join us at the Squirrel Dog World. Folks from as far away as South Georgia and Florida have expressed interest in coming to the event. It’s always good to have new people from different parts of the country there to compete. It’s also a good way to make new friends and learn about different strains of dogs.

If you have an interest in starting a UKC Cur/Feist club in your area, I’d love to talk to you. We try to make the process as easy as possible and I’m happy to walk you through it. We will do everything we can to help your club be successful. You can reach me by phone during normal business hours at 269-343-9020 or by email at pfrederick@ukcdogs.com.

I hope to see you in Tell City. I can’t wait to hear your stories of how this squirrel season has treated you and your dogs!