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Youth Nationals

October 24 - West Virginia

Hosted by Appalachian Coon Hunters and Buckhannon Coonhunters Association

Review the complete event ad: Youth Nationals 2020 (PDF)

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Additional Details

Nite Hunts

Youth must be at least five and not older than 17 years of age to participate in nite hunts, and must be capable of calling dog struck and treed without assistance of parent or guardian. May be assisted with handling dog physically. (Youth having reached their 18th birthday on the date{s} of this event will not be eligible to compete.)

Youth Ages 5-12 and 13-17 to be drawn out separately in Junior and Senior Division. EACH PARTICPANT 13 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER, ENTERED IN THE NITE HUNT, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT OTHER THAN THOSE IN THE CAST RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER YOUTH. One set of 10 placements awarded each night based on scores, regardless of age division.

Crowning Overall Junior and Senior National Hunt Champions! There will be a 60-minute Final Four Hunt in a late round on Saturday night to determine Overall Champion and Continuing Education Tuition Awards in each age division. Youth must hunt complete hunt times both nights to be eligible for Final Four. Highest combined double cast win scores first, in each age division; followed by single night highest cast win score to make up Final Four, if needed.

Senior Division Final Four Hunt Awards
1st Place - $3,000 Tuition Award, Senior Division National Championship Trophy, Jacket
2nd Place - $2,000 Tuition Award & Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
3rd Place - $2,000 Tuition Award & Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
4th Place - $2,000 Tuition Award & Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque

Junior Division Final Four Hunt Awards
1st Place $1,000 Tuition Award, Junior Division National Championship Trophy, Jacket
2nd Place - Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
3rd Place - Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque
4th Place - Youth Nationals Final Four Plaque

Bench Show

Youth must be at least five and not older than 17 years of age to participate and must be able to show their dog without assistance of parent or guardian. Classes determined by age of handler: 5-12 age classes to compete in Junior Division; 13-17 age classes to compete in Senior Division.

Crowing Overall Junior and Senior National Show Champions!Classes judged via scoring system, that will be announced and explained in bench show seminar prior to start of show. Age class winners to show in Finals of each division for Overall Junior Division and Overall Senior Division National Championship.

Junior And Senior Division Bench Show Class And Overall Awards
Senior Overall Division Winner - National Championship Trophy, Jacket
Junior Overall Division Winner - National Championship Trophy, Jacket
Class Winners: 1st - Blue Ribbon; 2nd - Red Ribbon; 3rd - Green Ribbon

Continuing Education Prize

UKC offers a total of $10,000 Continuing Education Tuition Prizes.

Purpose: The purpose of the Continuing Education Tuition Prize is to financially assist active, interested, and capable young hound enthusiasts with the burdening costs of continuing education. The prize amount above will be held in a separate prize money account until the above named recipient makes application for release of funds.

Payment: Prize money will be paid directly to the school upon written request of the prize recipient. A tuition billing from an accredited college, university or trade/vocational school must accompany the written request. Under no circumstance may a Continuing Education Tuition Prize be transferred to another individual.

Deadline: The Continuing Education Tuition Prize must be redeemed by the recipients 21st birthday. Prize money that has not been used by the recipients 21st birthday will revert back to the UKC Youth Fund.

Youth Nationals 2020 Eukanuba Official performance dog nutrition partner of UKC

Sponsors

Bright Eyes Lights GT's Feed & Hunting Supply

UKC Contact

Coonhound Field Operations, 269.343.9020
FieldOperations@ukcdogs.com