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Registered: May 2006
Location: Pamplin Va.
Originally posted by ole hoss
I went to one big ukc hunt!! Purina Nationals!! I felt like I was a fish out of water!! We honestly stood in a feild for 3-4 mins with our lights off waiting to squaw on a tree 3 dogs was on and mine was still running through yonder, I insisted they could squaw, shake, shoot whatever they wanted to do but letís not stand here looking at each other!! Next night a black dog trees a coon on a fence row and mine is split down from him. We walk off the tree heck I start the minute and him and the judge go to talking and he says heís going to just lead his in to mine)??!!?! Said it was his option? What kind of crap is that? The rule book over here is NUTTS!! Explain to me why a dog that gets to a tree at 4:59 deserves 75? No donít waste your breath because weather itís mine or yours if itís that dad gone slow it needs culled!! If it came just to say hello it needs work!! Jmo and thatís why I donít go to them!! I use them to train my dogs at a local level and to me thatís about all there good for!! They get the rules right and get there money right and Iíll be there!! The dog that trees the most coons should win in my opinion no matter the kc and the rules need to make it where the dog that trees the most coons has that opportunity!!
Here is your answer as to why the numbers at the ukc hunts have fallen off, too many micky mouse rules! I think we can all agree the rules need to be changed. With that being said the biggest brew hahaís i have ever seen came when judges were trying to pick and choose what and when to use and apply rules. Its common sense to ignore this rule but not that rule, it opens the door for problems.
I hunted somewhere around 10 cast in feb, march and april of this year, the most i have hunted in 20 years, about equal number of ukc vs pkc, and i left away scratching my head, because i didnt run into much of what i see complained about on this message board, never had a dog leave babbling that someone struck off of, i hunted five cast at the spring classic and they were all good cast, out of the five ukc cast had only one handler that was a dandy.
I dont think the sky is falling, with the availability of all the different hunts, I only have so much disposable income to spend, i am going to spend my money in the hunt formats that I like. If the old guard is not willing to adapt their rules to what most hunters prefer they will be left behind. You either move forward or backwards, nothing stays the same.
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