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#20633 - 01/04/11 01:35 AM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: scott legue]
earl@paintcreek kennels Offline

Registered: 03/25/10
Posts: 91
Loc: Fankfort OHIO
Scott its up to the clubs to give out what they want and nkc to take as much as they feel fit. Last time I checked, the titles that our hounds earned was on a piece of paper.
Just good old rabbit hound's.Nuttin special

#20635 - 01/04/11 04:25 AM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: scott legue]
earl@paintcreek kennels Offline

Registered: 03/25/10
Posts: 91
Loc: Fankfort OHIO
Thats the dumbest thing I have ever heard.
Just good old rabbit hound's.Nuttin special

#20638 - 01/04/11 08:36 PM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: earl@paintcreek kennels]
windy creek kennels Offline

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 9
Loc: Uniontown,Pa
picture this guys i own two bussiness and if i made this i would be out of bussiness 20 open entries 10 camps at $15.00 = 450.00 - $60.00 N.K.C. - $30.00 A.R.H.A. 8 rounds paid to judges at $15.00 per round = $120.00 trophies = $175.00 - $100.00 hall rental total $485.00 profit $450.00 expence $485.00 we lost 35.00 just some food for thought

#20639 - 01/04/11 10:30 PM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: windy creek kennels]
Beagler282 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/04
Posts: 267
Loc: Georgia
One thing the clubs in GA do is if a person brings 5 trophies they get a free entry in the field.If enuff people do this a few times all you need to do is buy plates.Just something we do here that helps get rid of unwanted trophies and helps the clubs with expenses.Most of us that run for HOY or have been doing this for some time could care less about a trophy.We let the clubs keep them to help them out.Have the club members get together and yall figure something out that will help the club and make everyone happy.I do like the idea of the certificates.
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#20660 - 01/06/11 03:23 PM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: Beagler282]
Beagle Bum Offline
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Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 213
Loc: Georgia
I like the idea of cetificates. While our club is keeping its heads above water, it's getting harder to do. We can expect to see a drop in attendance due to the increased price of gas (and almost everything else except income). We recently increased our entry fees from $10.00 to $15.00 due to the cost of holding hunts. Good point Clarrys! As Ray said above, trading trophies for entries has helped a lot but the difference in price between trophies and certificates is significant. We would still be required to give trophies at State and higher hunts but it would save a bundle on Club hunts. I'm all for it and I'm sure this will be a topic of discussion at our next meeting. Good idea Joyce.

#20661 - 01/06/11 05:27 PM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: Beagle Bum]
james davis Offline
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Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 419
Loc: morganton, nc

Another idea could be to give out trophies to the top 5 in each class, and certificates to the next 5. Or give out trophies to the top 3 in each class, and certificates to the next 7. And give trophies for the B.O.S in each class, and certificates to the best male, female, pup, as well as certificate to the second best male, female, and pup in each class.
Then you are still helping to cut cost; as well as giving opportunity for trophies to be given out at club hunts, and for newbies, as well as old timers alike to get a piece of hardware from time to time.
You could even do this for half the hunts during the year, and certificates the other half. You still help cut cost, as well as offer hardware.
Plus the other suggestions that have been mentioned, as well as those not yet mentioned.

James Davis
Yellow Mt. Kennels
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#20662 - 01/06/11 06:03 PM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: james davis]
fbeavers Offline

Registered: 06/15/07
Posts: 148
Loc: Arkansas
I dont think it would go over too well at our club.

Most people seem to want a trophy instead of a certificate.

#20685 - 01/09/11 05:28 AM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: JOYCE]
tinymwoods Offline

Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Southwestern Va.
Maybe a trophy for first place in each class, then certificates?

We found a guy that makes wooden plaques for us for about $50. They are simple but nice. Maybe we do things different, but being strapped for cash, here is what we do.
Entry - usually 20 @ $15.00 = $300
NKC Fees - $70.00
Meeting Hall Fee - $25.00
Judging paid entry fee for 1 dog (most do not take it) - $45.00
Plaques - $50.00 (again not always, most don't take them and only have to buy 2 or 3)
State Hunt Permit - $25.00

On a small hunt, this will leave us $80.00 profit for the hunt. We have 5 hunts a year, and usually average closer to 25 dogs per hunt and usually no judge fees. Most judges understand times are tough and will donate that back to help the club, I know I always do, no matter what club. But at 20 dogs per hunt we clear about $400 a year on the hunts. Subtract the $250 sent to ARHA at year's end, and we can bank at least $150. We also do a kitchen where we sell breakfast and lunch and usually clear close to $50 a hunt there. Our club also has a raffle that we do once a year for a gun or other hunting item. We sell $1,000 in tickets for a $350 gun. That's $250 for the kitchen for the year and about $600 for the raffle (not done in association with a hunt, more a community thing. That gives us over $1,000 a year to pay land leases and fund dinners for club members and give club awards for dog and handler of the year, and still put a little back. I know this may not work everywhere, but it does good for us.
Best of luck!
Mike Woods Co-Owner of Mtn Way Kennel
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#20722 - 01/11/11 01:36 PM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: scott legue]
clydesdale Offline

Registered: 04/02/09
Posts: 73
I like the trophy but I could do without them. The problem I have with the certificate idea is the kids. I know my kid loves to get the trophy. After he gets a trophy that is all you hear about for a week. He carries the thing around for a couple of days. If we want to keep the kids interested we have to keep them in mind. Something that don't mean much to us means a lot to the kids. I can understand it if the club is having a hard time financially, but to just cut back to minimize expenses I believe is a mistake.
God, Family, Friends, and Beagles; What a combination!


#20811 - 01/17/11 06:29 PM Re: TROPHIES FOR CLUB HUNTS?? [Re: james davis]
leo simmons Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 1181
Loc: michigan
James the rules says 5 awards in opens 2 in champs 2 in grands yours in beagleing leo

God bless you and yours
Leo Simmons. kyrabbithunter

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