UKC Forum Member
Registered: Nov 2005
Yes about one, but that rule is the rule that will need to be clarified or adjusted by ukc (Allen & crew).
Example: Pull A off tree, B/C are treed & tree is closed, D is still on track. A has option to cut & handler does so. Cast heads towards tree, A is restruck with line under it & is @ tree, when cast arrives. Coon is seen. The way rule is written, A would have to take 50 assigned tree pts. minused for being there when judge arrived. UKC needs to adjust so that A's tree would also have line under it, so it would be deleted if coon is seen. NOT so, if off game seen or tree is slick. THEN he deserves deleted strike & next available assigned tree pts. & minused for them.
2nd example: A/B/C are treed & tree is closed, but when judge arrives D is there treeing, so it receives assigned tree pts. (25). Coon is seen, so D would take minus strike & tree, when coon is seen with this new rule. I agree with 2nd situation because D was slow to get treed or just plain didn't finish his own track, so he deserves some minus for what he did.
Other ???, yes that is way it has worked around here. It happened @ last RQE for my 'handler', not a good choice on his part. 1 dog barks 1 time 2 guys strike, judge says "wait a minute"!! Next bark, by different dog, my 'handler' says "i made a mistake, minus Blue for 100 & strike for 75", bet that don't happen on many of your casts!!! At least it makes it a lot easier for judge not to have to figure out who made the wrong call, with dogs he has never hunted with.
See ya down the road, when i stop in to hunt with those mafia dogs this winter. Take care, Ron.
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