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HTX Hunt Tests

About HTX Hunt Tests

Introduced in the fall of 2007, the Hunt Test Program offers an opportunity for enthusiasts to earn a working certificate and title recognition on qualifying dogs.

How It Works

In a UKC Licensed Hunt Test, a dog is evaluated alone for one hour and must meet the following requirements without committing a fault (such as off game, slick trees, quitting track, handling issues, leaving or milling around at the tree, and failure to hunt):

  • Must go hunting
  • Must open on track (hounds only; cur dogs are not required to be open trailers)
  • Must tree and stay treed
  • The coon must be seen

Earning an HTX Degree, Hunt Text Excellence

A dog that passes three (3) hunt tests will receive the degree of HTX as a suffix to the dog’s UKC registered name. Each three additional passes will be notated with an HTX2, HTX3 and so on.

Hosting a Hunt Test at Your Club

Hunt Tests are only available to UKC approved clubs and may only be held at established club event and meeting sites. Hunt Tests do not count against the number of licensed events that a club may hold and may be conducted on any day or night of the week except for Sunday. There is no mileage conflict between clubs that wish to hold Hunt Tests on the same day or night. The club must pay a recording fee of $3 per dog tested regardless of whether the dog passes or fails, but here is no licensing fee to conduct a Hunt Test.


Schedule

Hunts added: July 19, 2017

July

Alabama

Lawley, Alabama
July 21, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Mid-State CHA
Directions: Off Hwy. 82 on Bibb Co Rd. 36. Signs posted.
Contact: Jeff Maddox, 205.294.2421

Illinois

Geff, Illinois
July 21, 2017
Deadline: 7:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Wayne County Coonhunters Club
Directions: 2 1/2 miles north of Geff Illinois on Route 45 North
Contact: Trena Cline, 618.516.1260

Kentucky

Grayson, Kentucky
July 19, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $15
Host Club: Carter County Coon Hunters Association
Directions: From I-64 take Rt. 7 South 4.5 miles. Sign on the left.
Contact: Earl Parker, 606.474.9740

Louisiana

Watson, Louisiana
July 28, 2017
Deadline: 7:00 pm
Entry Fee: $20
Host Club: Bayou Coonhunters Association II
Directions: Go East on Hwy. 63 from Hwy. 16, 4.2 mi. and take a right on Salem Cemetary Rd. club approx. 1/2 mi. down on left.
Contact: Casey Williams, 225.278.0475

Ohio

Chillicothe, Ohio
July 22, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Fox Knob Coon Hunters Association
Directions: Rte. 50 to Lower Twin Rd. Take Lower Twin Rd. to Mingo Rd. Left on Hurless Rd. GPS: 1265 Hurless Rd. Chillicothe, OH
Contact: Travis Bobbitt, 740.649.5147

Chillicothe, Ohio
July 29, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Fox Knob Coon Hunters Association
Directions: Rte. 50 to Lower Twin Rd. Take Lower Twin Rd. to Mingo Rd. Left on Hurless Rd. GPS: 1265 Hurless Rd. Chillicothe, OH
Contact: Travis Bobbitt, 740.649.5147

Pennsylvania

Greenville, Pennsylvania
July 22, 2017
Deadline: 8:30 pm
Entry Fee: $5
Host Club: Mercer County Coonhunters Association
Directions: 4 mi. east of Greenville, PA on Rte. 358 or, 4 mi. west of TR 19 on Rte. 358. Turn south on Henry Rd. 1 1/2 mi. on left. 56 Henry Rd.
Contact: Paul Smithers, 724.301.2463

Tennessee

Dandridge, Tennessee
July 29, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Jefferson County Coon Hunters Association
Directions: I-40 exit 432 to Sevierville on Hwy. 411 past Bushs. Turn left on McGaha Hollow Rd. Event at ball field on the left.
Contact: Bret Banks, 865.765.1155

Texas

Davilla, Texas
July 21, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Central Texas Coonhunters Association
Directions: Davilla Community Center next to Fire Station
Contact: Ray Dismukes, 512.304.0951

Wisconsin

Arthur, Wisconsin
July 27, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Southwestern Wisconsin Coonhunters Club Inc.
Directions: Hwy 80 N of Platteville to Cty Rd A. Then east to County Line Rd. Then south to Tri County Archer clubhouse.
Contact: David Pollard, 608.726.0579

August

Alabama

Lawley, Alabama
August 18, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Mid-State Coon Hunters Association
Directions: 2 mi. off of Hwy 82 on Bibb CR 36. Signs posted.
Contact: Jeff Maddox, 205.294.2421

Illinois

Geff, Illinois
August 10, 2017
Deadline: 7:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Wayne County Coonhunters Club
Directions: 2 1/2 miles north of Geff, Illinois on Route 45 North
Contact: Trena Cline, 618.516.1260

Kansas

Altoona, Kansas
August 5, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Twin Rivers Coonhunters Association
Directions: East of Altoona on Hwy 47 to Thomas Rd. Turn south, two miles to club on the est.
Contact: Ethan Seller, 620.205.7610

Kentucky

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
August 1, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: North Central Kentucky Coon Hunters Club
Directions: Hwy. 62 east from Elizabethtown, approx. 6 mi. Turn left onto Coonhunters Lane.
Contact: James Glass, 502.922.4274

Grand River, Kentucky
August 7, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Livingston County Houndsmen Association
Directions: Turn south on Hwy. 453 off of I-24 Exit 31. Second Rd. on the right towards Grand Rivers
Contact: Michael Miller, 270.508.0045

Lancaster, Kentucky
August 8, 2017
Deadline: 8:30 pm
Entry Fee: $15
Host Club: Dix River Coon Club
Directions: 4 mi. north of Stanford on Hwy. 27. Left on White Oak Rd. 1/2 mi. to clubhouse. Signs posted. GPS: 391 White Oak Spur, Lancaster KY 40444 in Logan-Hubble Park.
Contact: Tristan Dunham, 606.879.2942

Cecilia, Kentucky
August 17, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Cherry Tree Coon Club
Directions: From I-65 at Elizabethtown, take 62 west 7.8 mi. to Hwy. 86 west. Go 7 mi. Clubhouse on right. GPS: 6700 Hardinsburg Road, Cecilia KY 42724
Contact: Mike Miller, 360.359.0103

Grayson, Kentucky
August 25, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $15
Host Club: Carter County Coon Hunters Association
Directions: From I-64 Grayson Exit take Rte. 7 South 4.5 miles. Sign on left.
Contact: Earl Parker, 606.474.9740

Louisiana

Watson, Louisiana
August 11, 2017
Deadline: 7:00 pm
Entry Fee: $20
Host Club: Bayou Coonhunters Association II
Directions: Go East on Hwy. 63 from Hwy. 16, 4.2 mi. and take a right on Salem Cemetary Rd. Club approx. 1/2 mi. down on left.
Contact: Casey Williams, 225.278.0475

New York

VanEtten, New York
August 14, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Chemung County Coonhunters Association Inc.
Directions: GPS: 688 Rumsey Hill Road, VanEtten, NY
Contact: Herschel Burt, 570.596.2149

Albion, New York
August 25, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Orleans County Houndsmen and Conservations Club
Directions: From Medina, East on Rte. 31. Turn left on Eagle Harbor Rd., right on Phipps Rd. From Albion, Rte. 31 west. Turn right on Phipps Rd. GPS: 13461 Phipps Rd.
Contact: Ernie Stephens, 585.303.1001

North Carolina

Morganton, North Carolina
August 11, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Burke County Coon Club
Directions: From I-40 west: Take exit 94 Dyartsville Rd, turn left onto Dyartsville Rd and travel 2.3 miles, turn left onto Patton Rd. travel .2 mile the club is on the left. From I-40 east: Take exit 94 Dyartsville Rd, turn right onto Patton Rd. travel .2 mile the club is on the left.
Contact: Champ Denton, 828.413.3870

Ohio

Atlanta, Ohio
August 25, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Pickaway County Coonhunters Association
Directions: GPS: 26633 Locust Grove Rd. New Holland, OH 43145
Contact: Hoyt Martin, 740.207.6011

Pennsylvania

Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
August 4, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $12
Host Club: Meyersdale Sportsmen Association
Directions: GPS: 69 Laurel Falls Rd. Meyersdale, PA
Contact: Mike Shawley, 724.455.1344

Greenville, Pennsylvania
August 19, 2017
Deadline: 8:30 pm
Entry Fee: $5
Host Club: Mercer County Coonhunters Association
Directions: 4 mi. east of Greenville, PA on Rte. 358 or, 4 mi. west of TR 19 on Rte. 358. Turn south on Henry Rd. 1 1/2 mi. on left. 56 Henry Rd.
Contact: Paul Smithers, 724.301.2463

Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
August 25, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Chester Berks Coon Hunters Association Inc.
Directions: South on Rte. 10 between Honey Brook and Morgantown. 223 Quarry Rd., Honey Brook PA 19344
Contact: Curt Kerns, 610.350.6732

Tennessee

Springfield, Tennessee
August 4, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Robertson County Coonhunters Association
Directions: Dot Road off Hwy. 161. GPS: 4270 Springfield, TN
Contact: Terry Johnson, 615.426.3556

Kodak, Tennessee
August 12, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Holston River Coon Club
Directions: From I-40 east, take exit 407 turn left. Or I-40 west take exit 407 turn right on Winfield Dunn Pkwy. Go appx. 1 mile turn left on Hardin Rd. Go about 1/2 mile club will be on the right. Signs will be posted. GPS: 324 Hardin Rd Kodak, TN
Contact: Phillip Denney, 865.654.8212

Springfield, Tennessee
August 18, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Robertson County Coonhunters Association
Directions: Dot Road off Hwy. 161. GPS: 4270 Springfield, TN
Contact: Terry Johnson, 615.426.3556

Dandridge, Tennessee
August 19, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Jefferson County Coon Hunters Association
Directions: I-40 exit 432 to Sevierville on Hwy. 411 past Bushs. Turn left on McGaha Hollow Rd. Event at ball field on the left.
Contact: Bret Banks, 865.765.1155

Texas

Davilla, Texas
August 18, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Central Texas Coonhunters Association
Directions: Davilla Community Center next to Fire Station
Contact: Ray Dismukes, 512.304.0951

West Virginia

Milton, West Virginia
August 5, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Mud River Coon Club
Directions: Take Milton exit 28 off I-64. At stop sign turn onto Johns Creek Road. Left for eastbound; right for westbound traffic. Go 4 mi. Turn left after Bedford Chapel Church and left on Bedford Chapel Rd. Go 3 mi. to Bias Chapel Make a right on UB Church Rd./Dry Ridge Road. Go 1/2 mi. club on left. Signs posted from I-64. GPS: 10920 Dry Ridge Rd., Milton, WV 25541
Contact: James Runyon, 304.743.0822

Hedgesville, West Virginia
August 11, 2017
Deadline: 7:30 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Tri-State Houndsman Association
Directions: From US 522 turn onto River Road. Proceed 7 miles to a right onto Angel Lane. Follow the driveway all the way back to the left. GPS: 200 Angel Lane Hedgesville, WV.
Contact: Steven Cain, 304.283.1408

Wisconsin

Amherst, Wisconsin
August 1, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Little Wolf River Houndsmens Club
Directions: GPS: 6526 CR-A, Amherst, WI 54406
Contact: Scott Steede, 920.740.6488

Amherst, Wisconsin
August 15, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Little Wolf River Houndsmens Club
Directions: GPS: 6526 CR-A, Amherst, WI 54406
Contact: Scott Steede, 920.740.6488

September

Illinois

Geff, Illinois
September 15, 2017
Deadline: 7:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Wayne County Coonhunters Club
Directions: 2 1/2 miles north of Gee, Illinois on Route 45 North
Contact: Trena Cline, 618.516.1260

Carmi, Illinois
September 23, 2017
Deadline: 7:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: White County Coon Hunters Club
Directions: West of Carmi, IL. on Hwy. 14 to 900E Country Club Rd. Turn north, go 2 miles to 1600N. Turn east go 3/4 mile. Club on right.
Contact: Kevin Stocke, 318.383.2723

Indiana

Morgantown, Indiana
September 16, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $20
Host Club: Ace Coon Club
Directions: GPS: 8754 East Oakwood Lane Morgantown, IN.
Contact: James Bray, 765.318.7165

Kansas

Altoona, Kansas
September 2, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Twin Rivers Coonhunters Association
Directions: East of Altoona on Hwy 47 to Thomas Rd. Turn south, two miles to club on the est.
Contact: Ethan Seller, 620.205.7610

Kentucky

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
September 5, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: North Central Kentucky Coon Hunters Club
Directions: Hwy. 62 east from Elizabethtown, approx. 6 mi. Turn left onto Coonhunters Lane.
Contact: James Glass, 502.922.4274

Lancaster, Kentucky
September 12, 2017
Deadline: 8:30 pm
Entry Fee: $15
Host Club: Dix River Coon Club
Directions: 4 mi. north of Stanford on Hwy. 27. Left on White Oak Rd. 1/2 mi. to clubhouse. Signs posted. GPS: 391 White Oak Spur, Lancaster KY 40444 in Logan-Hubble Park.
Contact: Tristan Dunham, 606.879.2942

Grayson, Kentucky
September 15, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $15
Host Club: Carter county Coon Hunters Association
Directions: From I-64 exit at Grayson KY take Rt. 7 South 4.5 miles. Sign on left.
Contact: Earl Parker, 606.474.9740

Booneville, Kentucky
September 29, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $15
Host Club: Three Forks Coonhunters Association
Directions: 1/4 mi. east of Booneville oh Hwy. 30 to Owsley CO. Sportsmens Club.
Contact: Greg Deaton, 606.309.1558

Louisiana

Watson, Louisiana
September 22, 2017
Deadline: 7:00 pm
Entry Fee: $20
Host Club: Bayou Coonhunters Association II
Directions: Go East on Hwy. 63 from Hwy. 16, 4.2 mi. and take a right on Salem Cemetary Rd. Club approx. 1/2 mi. down on left.
Contact: Casey Williams, 225.278.0475

New York

Albion, New York
September 8, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Orleans County Houndsmen and Conservations Club
Directions: From Medina, East on Rte. 31. Turn left on Eagle Harbor Rd., right on Phipps Rd. From Albion, Rte. 31 west. Turn right on Phipps Rd. GPS: 13461 Phipps Rd.
Contact: Ernie Stephens, 585.303.1001

Albion, New York
September 15, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Orleans County Houndsmen and Conservations Club
Directions: From Medina, East on Rte. 31. Turn left on Eagle Harbor Rd., right on Phipps Rd. From Albion, Rte. 31 west. Turn right on Phipps Rd. GPS: 13461 Phipps Rd.
Contact: Ernie Stephens, 585.303.1001

Albion, New York
September 22, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Orleans County Houndsmen and Conservations Club
Directions: From Medina, East on Rte. 31. Turn left on Eagle Harbor Rd., right on Phipps Rd. From Albion, Rte. 31 west. Turn right on Phipps Rd. GPS: 13461 Phipps Rd.
Contact: Ernie Stephens, 585.303.1001

Albion, New York
September 29, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Orleans County Houndsmen and Conservations Club
Directions: From Medina, East on Rte. 31. Turn left on Eagle Harbor Rd., right on Phipps Rd. From Albion, Rte. 31 west. Turn right on Phipps Rd. GPS: 13461 Phipps Rd.
Contact: Ernie Stephens, 585.303.1001

North Carolina

Taylorsville, North Carolina
September 14, 2017
Deadline: 7:30 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Brushy Mtn. Coon Club
Directions: GPS: 44 Ellendale Park Lane, Taylorsville, NC.
Contact: Brandon Parsons, 828.217.6695

Morganton, North Carolina
September 16, 2017
Deadline: 7:30 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Burke County Coon Club
Directions: From I-40 west: Take exit 94 Dyartsville Rd, turn left onto Dyartsville Rd and travel 2.3 miles, turn left onto Patton Rd. travel .2 mile the club is on the left. From I-40 east: Take exit 94 Dyartsville Rd, turn right onto Patton Rd. travel .2 mile the club is on the left.
Contact: Champ Denton, 828.413.3870

Pennsylvania

Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
September 1, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $12
Host Club: Meyersdale Sportsmen Association
Directions: GPS: 69 Laurel Falls Rd. Meyersdale, PA
Contact: Mike Shawley, 724.455.1344

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
September 16, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Beaver County Coonhunters Association
Directions: Off Rte. 251 between Beaver Falls, PA and Negley, OH
Contact: Adam Wiley, 724.944.9631

Mahaffey, Pennsylvania
September 27, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Clearfield County Coonhunters Club
Directions: GPS: 105 Pastin Rd., Mahaffey PA 15757.
Contact: Ed Esposti Jr. 814.661.2663

Greenville, Pennsylvania
September 30
Deadline: 8:30 pm
Entry Fee: $5
Host Club: Mercer County Coonhunters Association
Directions: 4 mi. east of Greenville, PA on Rte. 358 or, 4 mi. west of TR 19 on Rte. 358. Turn south on Henry Rd. 1 1/2 mi. on left. 56 Henry Rd.
Contact: Paul Smithers, 724.301.2463

Tennessee

Springfield, Tennessee
September 29, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Robertson County Coonhunters Association
Directions: Dot Road off Hwy. 161. GPS: 4270 Springfield TN.
Contact: Terry Johnson, 615.426.3556

Texas

Davilla, Texas
September 15, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Central Texas Coonhunters Association
Directions: Davilla Community Center next to Fire Station.
Contact: Ray Dismukes, 512.304.0951

West Virginia

Hedgesville, West Virginia
September 22, 2017
Deadline: 7:30 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Tri-State Houndsman Association
Directions: From US 522 turn onto River Road. Proceed 7 miles to a right onto Angel Lane. Follow the driveway all the way back to the left. GPS: 200 Angel Lane Hedgesville, WV.
Contact: Steven Cain, 304.283.1408

HTX Hunt Test Updates

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