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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: June 22, 2017

JUNE

Indiana

Morgantown, Indiana
June 24, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $20
Host Club: Ace Coon Club
Directions: GPS: 8754 East Oakwood Lane Morgantown, IN
Contact: James Bray, 765.318.7165

Missouri

St. Clair, Missouri
June 24, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: St. Louis County Coonhunters Association
Directions: From Hwy. O in Robertsville, take Hwy. N south, 5.8 mi. Go right. Club house is on Apache Way, 1/2 mi. on right. From Hwy. 30, 3 mi. north to Apache Way and turn left. Signs posted.
Contact: Julie Valentine, 314.435.1403

Mansfield, Missouri
June 29, 2017
Deadline: 8:30 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Wolf Creek Coon Hunters Club
Directions: Hwy EE to Wilber Rd. on right 1.5 miles on left. GPS: 2686 Mountain Rd. Mansfield, MO 65704
Contact: Buddy Ray, 417.543.3721

Ohio

Medway, Ohio
June 23, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $15
Host Club: Clark County Coonhunters Club
Directions: 675 North becomes Spangler Rd. Continue through traffic light. Club is 1/4 mile on the left. Gravel drive. GPS: 215 Sycamore St. Medway, OH
Contact: Fred Gibson, 937.239.1206

Ashland, Ohio
June 24, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Ashland County Coonhunters Inc.
Directions: 250 East of Ashland, North on 89, right on 1302, left on 353. Club on left.
Contact: John Hembree, 440.225.5190

Chillicothe, Ohio
June 24, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Fox Knob Coon Hunters Association
Directions: Route 50 to Lower Twin Rd. Take it to Mingo Rd. Right on Mingo Rd, then left on Hurless Rd. GPS: 1265 Hurless Rd. Chillicothe, OH
Contact: Travis Bobbitt, 740.649.5147

Norwich, Ohio
June 24, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Muskingum County Coonhunters Club
Directions: From Interstate 70 exit 164 go east on Rte. 40. 1/4 mile club is on the left. GPS: 8643 East Pike Norwich, OH 43767.
Contact: Bart Nelson, 740.819.0067

Texas

Shepherd, Texas
June 23, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Cleveland Coon Hunters Association
Directions: US 59 or I 69, North or South, take Red Road. Go approximately 1 mile. Turn left on Higgins Rd., go 1 miles, club on left.
Contact: Floyd Daniels, 281.659.5874

Corrigan, Texas
June 30, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Polk County Coon Hunters Association
Directions: From 59 at Corrigan, go 1.5 miles west on Hwy. 287. Club on right, next to rodeo arena.
Contact: Joey McKee, 409.429.8052

Davilla, Texas
June 30, 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
June 29, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Southwestern Wisconsin Coon Hunters Club
Directions: Hwy 80 N of Platteville to County Rd. A. Then East to County Line Rd. Then south to Tri County Archer club house.
Contact: David Pollard, 6083726.0579

JULY

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

Indiana

Morgantown, Indiana
July 8, 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

Kentucky

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
July 11, 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
July 11, 2017
Deadline: 7:30 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, 606.897.2942

Cecilia, Kentucky
July 13, 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

Booneville, Kentucky
July 14, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $15
Host Club: Three Forks Coonhunters Association
Directions: 1/4 mile east of Booneville on Hwy 30.
Contact: Greg Deaton, 606.309.1558

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

Minnesota

Long Prairie, Minnesota
July 15, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $5
Host Club: Central Minnesota Hounds Club
Directions: Go 2 miles south of Long Prairie on Hwy. 71. Then go 1 1/2 miles west on 210th St. and you are there. GPS: 23169 210th St. Long Prairie, MN 56347
Contact: Rocky Elms, 320.232.0980

Missouri

St. Clair, Missouri
July 8, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: St. Louis County Coonhunters Association
Directions: From Hwy. O in Robertsville, take Hwy. N south, 5.8 mi. Go right. Club house is on Apache Way, 1/2 mi. on right. From Hwy. 30, 3 mi. north to Apache Way and turn left. Signs posted.
Contact: Julie Valentine, 314.435.1403

Robertsville, Missouri
July 17, 2017
Deadline: 8:30 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: St. Louis Count Coonhunters Association
Directions: From Hwy. O in Robertsville, take Hwy. N south, 5.8 mi. Go right. Club house is on Apache Way, 1/2 mi. on right. From Hwy. 30, 3 mi. north to Apache Way and turn left. Signs posted.
Contact: Julie Valentine, 314.435.1403

Ohio

Medway, Ohio
July 8, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $15
Host Club: Clark County Coonhunters Club
Directions: 675 North becomes Spangler Rd. Continue through traffic light. Club is 1/4 mile on the left. Gravel drive. GPS: 215 Sycamore St. Medway, OH
Contact: Fred Gibson, 937.239.1206

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

Oklahoma

Fort Cobb, Oklahoma
July 15, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Washita Valley Coonhunters Association
Directions: North edge of Fort Cobb, 1.5 mi. west
Contact: Robert Cameron, 580.919.8396

Pennsylvania

Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
July 7, 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
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

Virginia

Gate City, Virginia
July 11, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Clinch Mountain Coon Hunters Club
Directions: Go West on Yuma Road from US 23 in Weber City, VA. Approx. 13 miles to 13053 on left.
Contact: Thomas Fields, 276.386.6040

West Virginia

Milton, West Virginia
July 8, 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
July 14, 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

Kesslers Cross, West Virginia
July 15, 2017
Deadline: 9:00 pm
Entry Fee: $5
Host Club: Mid State Coonhunters Association
Directions: Go out to 129 off of 19 about 6 miles to Kesslers Cross Lane VFD
Contact: Rusty Brown, 304.872.3602

Wisconsin

Amherst, Wisconsin
July 18, 2017
Deadline: 8:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10
Host Club: Little Wolf River Houndsmens Club
Directions: GPS: 6526 CR-A, Amherst, WI 54406
Contact: Kenneth R Teppel, 920.740.6488

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

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

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

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

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

Cecilia, Tennessee
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 Rd. Cecilia, KY 42724
Contact: Mike Miller, 360.359.0103

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

HTX Hunt Test Updates

Forms & Rules

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Hunt Test Evaluation Form & Rules (PDF)

Hunt Test Report Form (PDF)

Hunt Test Policies

Hunt Test Pass Receipt (PDF)

Coonhound Rules

Download the UKC Coonhound Rulebook (PDF).

Purchase a printed copy of the UKC Coonhound Rulebook.

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