UKC Forum Member
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Mt.Airy, N.C.
BBOA .....BBCHA.....as ONE???
I have hunted blueticks for the biggest part of 50 years, and plan to continue as long as I am able. I appreciate both bluetick organizations, and those who have worked hard so that we can, in an organized way, promote the breed we choose, and love.
I know this is a very controversial subject, and many will be quick to disagree with me, and that is perfectly ok.
I wish there was a way the two major organizations could merge, and become one. I fear that some, on both sides, consider the other side to be rivals, while both organizations should be about promoting the furtherance of the bluetick breed, and uniting those who hunt, show, breed, and own them.
Many would be concerned about the history of each organizations, and history is important, but even more important is our future. Anything, and I mean anything that does not reproduce dies............plain and simple. There are more of us older members than there are younger members, and in a few years many of us will be gone. The youth should be a BIG part of each organization today, and will be 100% of the organizations tomorrow. I don't think the need is for a new organization, but rather a uniting of the two that exists. When any organization goes into the "Maintenance Mode" it's just a matter of time before things start declining, and we may be headed in that direction right now. The surest way to grow anything is word of mouth.....and that is created through EXCITEMENT!!! It may never happen, but it could happen!!! It would not be easy, but could be accomplished by everyone putting their personal agendas aside, and moving forward for the sake of "Ole Blue." Fanciers of the bluetick hound should have the opportunity to promote their hound, regardless of which side of the Mississippi River they live on, and regardless of which side of the Mason-Dixon Line they live on. A united bluetick association could make that happen. I think the memberships would increase; you would see a phenomenal Blue Book, and I believe it would be easier to get people involved instead of a few, in each organization, having to do most (all) of the work. If this post provokes someone to think............it was worth sharing!!!
The only REASON I am making this post is because I believe we should be driven by our future, not our past.
..... Sincerely yours, for better blues!!!
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