UKC Forum Member
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: SE Ohio, Glouster
How much hunting
How much hunting really depends on just what exactly you are trying to prepare for.
If your trying to hunt just enough to keep your dog from getting completely bored and start chewing up their dog box, probably 1 night per week 3-4 hours per night
If you are preparing for an upcoming pleasure hunt, probably 1-2 nights per week, 3 to 4 hours per night.
If you are preparing for a local ukc hunt, probably 3-4 nights per week, 3-4 hours per night, for a minimum of 3 weeks
If you are preparing a world Qualifier, probably 3-4 nights per week, for 8 weeks, 4-6 hours per night
If you are preparing for the zones, probably 4-5 nights per week, for 8-12 weeks, 6-8 hours per night.
I bet every hound that made the top 16 of the UKC world hunt, hunted harder than the hours mentioned above.
but to own a top notch hound, you MUST prepare at a top notch pace, to expect TOP NOTCH results.
I remember Drawing Goose Creek Slugger and Mr. Mark Jones a few times and the commitment he explained to me that he was giving to that hound left me in Awe of what it actually took to compete in the Purina circuit for Purina Outstanding Coonhound of the Year.
these numbers I have mentioned above are only a drop in the bucket of what the truly successful competition hunters are committing.
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