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Registered: Aug 2013
Location: Seneca, Mo
Originally posted by Richard Lambert
So, if PKC rules are the best, does that mean that their hunts are the best?
Pkc has a warning system for suspected fighting dogs not seen and they have a leash lock. The changes under proposal do not match theirs. Your scenerio you gave with 4 dogs at the tree under current UKC none are scratched for fighting unless it is seen you can only in a situation with 2 at the tree.
The no leash lock with 125 on tree benefits the dog treeing first not deep and alone. If that dog is going so deep and it passed up coons you should have no problem treeing them behind them and before them. It would give you the ability to turn loose without having to go score other trees before doing so. This does not benefit the deep and alone type it benefits the fastest dog to tree a coon - the object of a hunt is to accumulate the highest score in the allotted time by treeing coons, hard to do that on a leash. I recall a round at the world hunt when walk time was still timeout after 15 and shine 10 minutes when Mafia spent 47 consecutive minutes on the leash. MANY have the same kind of story from local hunts up. I think the thing about leash lock in cast with deep hunting dogs or even close is the frustration of waisted time spent on the leash when dogs are unable to compete.
As far as tree countdowns the one Cheyenne proposed was anything treed after 2 minutes gets 25 until then the typical 75, 50, 25. It is also unique to UKC, it has been used successfully here, it didn't come from somewhere else, and the hunters and judges liked it nearly across the board. I worry about the multiple proposals for some changes muddies the water on why some proposed changes - a simplification and allowing the dogs treeing the most coon 1st the greater chance to win. It also places the most accountability on the dog treeing first. It better be having coons or minus points add up faster than those who come later.
It seems those who may hunt dogs that rely upon the chance of dogs/handlers getting scratched on a stupid technically and or hunt dogs that rely upon the ability of others dogs in the cast to rack up points by treeing later seem to be against any change.
Cheyenne & Jennifer Cummings
Seneca , MO
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