UKC Forum Member
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Barnesville, Ga.
Originally posted by Coby Wright
I understand this. The entry fees are already increasing though.
When I started (at 14) getting a trophy was a huge draw. I still have a 3 foot trophy that I won in 2001.
If we want to appeal to the younger generation and keep our sport going it helps to give them something to show for their hard work and accomplishment.
UKC hunt turnouts are dwindling while the other registries are booming. You win a PKC or CHKC hunt and you take home cash and a win slip and even a trophy as well sometimes. The entry fees in those registries are comparable. So why are they able to do it but UKC clubs aren't?
If the club has a larger turnout they will be more profitable and trophies will help draw more people.
So instead of clubs complaining about the costs to run a club their time would be better spent on thinking of ways to be more profitable. Some clubs have this figured out already while others don't want to adapt and this will eventually lead to their demise.
Just my opinion from hunting at several clubs in several states and registries for many years and being a member at good clubs.
I agree 100%. I want to win something. A trophy, leash, tee shirt, cap, coffee mug...something. I'm not the younger generation either . I could care less about a piece of paper saying I have a coon dog or a good looking dog, I already know that.
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