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(e) If half the cast votes to circle and half the cast
votes to minus a tree.
(f) If dogs are trailing when time is out.
(g) If Judge has to call time out in accordance with Rule 7. (h) When dog trees on a tree or coon previously scored. (Cast may go to tree without dogs being declared treed, if majority of cast agree, when hunting Judges are used.)
(i) When dog that is shut out* comes into tree shut out on. Refer to 3(e).
These are the only times points get deleted
(a) When dog strikes and trees on a tree or a hole in the ground where there could be a coon, yet Judge does not see coon and no off game is seen. NOTE: In case of running coon in a hole or place of refuge other than a tree, handler may call dog treed. However, if not called treed, cast may proceed to general area, and track can be considered finished if dogs, by actions either tree barking or otherwise, show to the satisfaction of the Judge, coon to be there. One dog must show end of trail. For dogs declared treed in a hole or tile, see Rule 3(b) or 4(g), if applicable.
(b) No dog to receive minus points for coming into tree after Judge arrives unless a coon is seen and the dogs treeing are awarded plus points.
(c) If half the cast votes to plus and half the cast votes to circle a tree.
(d) If a squirrel is seen on a den tree (must have visible hole large enough for a coon to enter into) or tree has a nest, or a place of refuge where a coon could be hidden
These are when points get circled. If you look at (b) it tells you to circle points if they come in after unless a coon is seen.
(a) When a dog quits a trail that is being worked and comes in. Exception: 5(b)
(b) If none of the declared struck dogs open within 8 minutes.
(c) Dog(s) declared struck and determined to be babbling*. (d) First offense failure to strike a dog on or before the third bark, after the first minute each time dog(s) is released will result in those points being awarded and minused.
(e) For calling dogs off trail.
(f) If dog declared treed, after five minutes has elapsed no additional dog can be declared treed at that particular tree but if they come in to tree will get minus on track and nothing on tree if coon is seen.
Here's your minus strike. (f) says minus if coon seen.
Only way you get anything other than circle is if a coon is seen (minus)or if the dog was shut out on that tree or if tree has already been scored(delete) Night champ. if off game is seen and not scored yet dog is scratched, if already scored dog gets deleted using the (g) rule.
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