Coonhound Advisor Feb 2021
February 9, 2021
Source: Trevor Wade, UKC Coonhound Program Manager
As was the case last year, I was pumped to get to head south to Grand American this week to get away from the snow and frigid temps that Michigan is dealing with currently. Likewise, I already have the weekends of Winter Classic and Southeastern Treeing Walker Days circled as times where I can come out of hibernation and thaw out a little in the southern states. Let's hope that the weather down there doesnt disappoint me.
Traveling to the major events is not only one of my favorite parts of this job, but it is the most informative and beneficial in many ways. There are only so many phone calls and emails a person can take in a day and talking face to face with the hunters that frequent our hunts and shows is the most effective way to check the pulse of the competition scene. I was pleased with the feedback from the events from 2020 and the enthusiasm for some of the prospective events coming up on our 2021 schedule. As always, I have an open line to discuss all things coonhounds so dont hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss what all is going on out there.
I'm Going to Withdraw...
While most conversations at major coonhound events are thoroughly enjoyable, you can count on there being some gossip from the events the night before. One topic of discussion you will hear from time to time, happens when a dog comes in with a big score, and a handler from that cast that had withdrawn draws suspicion to the score. Lets talk about this a little bit....
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