UKC Forum Member
Registered: Aug 2013
Location: Seneca, Mo
Let's go back and think about changes...
*Shortened shine time down to 8 minutes from 10 - affect more time for hunting. Negative less time when leaves are on.
*More time for squalling at trees after 3 min instead of 7 - affect 5 minutes to shine as apposed to the old way of the last 3 - affect more likely to find coons. (Should be immediately as in new proposal, if it truly is going to pull dogs why did they allow it ever)
*Not scratched for birds - affect got rid of a scratching rule, birds live in trees.
*Not scratched for squirrels in refuge trees - affect got rid of a scratching rule, coons push squirrels out of dens and nest.
*Shortened time on time out for walking between trees when all dogs are treed down to 10 from 15 - affect the clock is running more.
*Removal of time out because you want to move when dogs are on trail - affect the dog who may be kicking butt can no longer be forced to move spots by rest of the cast. Negative sometimes you just want to move spots and time out scenarios do not fit unless they are all on leash, now all time puts are delete points (If ever put back into play should be unanimous vote to move and minus)
*Saved by the judge for coming in after cast arrives - affect CH cast dogs that have molested off game and dogs that have quit their track and came into handler are not held accountable. Rule change in the proposals to eliminate this rule.
*Allowance of hunt directors - affect many clubs have stayed afloat by not having to hire a MOH. Some say a downfall by having panels to hear questions, some say benefit. The nay sayers seem to forget that if you are not satisfied with a MOH decision you may appeal to a panel (ironic for all the fuss by some) so all this did was cut out the middle man and save many clubs $. When not satisfied with either you can still go to UKC to appeal your question.
*Plus point cast wins (UKC) - affect padding scorecards and drawing the right best guide are no longer in play. Except the semi-final round of World hunt and large events (something that needs a look at).
*More cast wins for titles (UKC) - affect need to go to more hunts for to title which makes sense with cast win change. Positive for clubs on participation in higher club # areas. Negative for those in low club # areas.
*GRNITE & CH combined cast (UKC) - affect they have always hunted under same rules now less guides needed in instances of being able to combine cast. GRNITES can now achieve additional titles, benefit in recognition.
*Allowance of clubs holding more slam events (UKC) - affect hunters have a chance of earning their entry and gas $ back. Negative clubs may not make as much money. Positive, they can choose the type that fits their area and hunters.
*Double headers (UKC) - affect, can gain 2 wins in one night. Clubs can choose this format if it fits their area. One hour hunt doesn't require the ground that 2 does.
Garmin - affect -The game changer! This has been the single biggest change in the coonhunting world and has single handedly gave the handler an advantage not given before. Terrain maps allow the handler knowledge of the area they are hunting. Which direction and location of dog is, which direction to head to on the 8. When a dog is treed. The positive is that MANY dogs lives have been saved by this technology. Though they have changed the competition world very few would ever turn a dog loose without out it.
We can go on back farther to 3 hour hunts and non-hunting judges for all cast. Many barely make it for hour long hunts and clubs no longer could provide for non-hunting judges.
Cheyenne & Jennifer Cummings
Seneca , MO
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