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#25739 - 09/13/12 02:56 PM New hound of the yr runoff system
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To whom it may concern,
I have been looking at the hound of the year. And would love to run for it. But it seems to me that the person wanting to spend the most money will win. As I watch all the clubs popping up thru out the South east. It seems to me it is in an effort to keep from traveling so much for hound of the year. As a result, there is a hunt every weekend somewhere close . You would think that would be good for the sport. But frankly no one is coming except points pushers because if they donít make it this week there will be another one next week. Frankly with this economy the way it is I would like to propose a new system that would allow more dogs participate in the hound of the yr. and maybe bring more dogs to the hunts.

Have the dogs in one state compete for the top 2 stops. And have a regional run off and the top 2 dogs go on to the U.S. to compete against other regions. For example

Only Ga dogs can score at Ga hunts for Hound of the yr. If an out of state dog runs in a hunt only Hall of fame points and reproducer ECT. apply but the hound receives no points for hound of the yr. at the end of the yr. the top 10 dogs in each state have a runoff and the top 2 dogs from the state run off compete in a regional run off with the surrounding states. The top 2 dogs from that run off can compete at the U.S. for hound of the yr.



I have spoke to many people across the country and everyone like this idea.
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#25742 - 09/13/12 07:23 PM Re: New hound of the yr runoff system [Re: jeremy0810]
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There is a regional hound of the year now. Points only count in that region.

If you want to compete for national HOY you will need to do some travel.

The regional HOY get to go to the runoff at the US.

I agree with you that the HOY is whomever has the time and money, but it takes an incredible amount of dedication and desire to do this. Honestly it is very hard on the hounds. There have been many, many that struggle with health after hours and hours of travel to trials every weekend.
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#25744 - 09/13/12 07:44 PM Re: New hound of the yr runoff system [Re: Josh Jones]
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it would be a little different. the top 10 dogs in each state have a runnoff. to go to there regional runoff to get to the U.S. kEEPS THE PLAYING FIELD LEVEL. So a quility hound owned by a man that cann't travel much has a chance to compete. whithout it costing a fortune.
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#25747 - 09/14/12 12:54 AM Re: New hound of the yr runoff system [Re: jeremy0810]
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that is how ukc does it.
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#25748 - 09/14/12 12:57 AM Re: New hound of the yr runoff system [Re: jeremy0810]
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I was in the top ten over all for the run off but I will fall out of it I think because I am work 7 days a week thats the way It goes I have had people offer to haul my dog to trials for me to keep her in it but I dont care I do have a good dog but it is what it is you have to have the time to do it. I would like to thank all that offered to haul sponge for me but it really dont mean that much to me she has already done alot in the arha.

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#25750 - 09/14/12 01:36 AM Re: New hound of the yr runoff system [Re: scott legue]
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Sounds good to me.I have a good hound but cant afford to go to all the trials it would take to get her the points
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#25751 - 09/14/12 11:16 AM Re: New hound of the yr runoff system [Re: porkchop]
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well if we change alot more people can have a chance. And should bring alot more dogs per hunt.

And my dog was in it last yr. I pushed and pushed. I keep her in and she died 3 weeks before the U.S. so hit is hard on dogs to run that hard and travel. If the system changes the top 10 dogs in our state run against each other to move forward. so you dont have to travel only in your state and compete agains your states dogs.
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#25752 - 09/14/12 04:38 PM Re: New hound of the yr runoff system [Re: jeremy0810]
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Bryan.. You have enough hunts within 3 hours of you that you could easily make the runoff, and possibly HOY. The only issue you might run into, is that you must be able to go to a couple other State Championships, and EMC, and US, Regionals and such.
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#25753 - 09/14/12 04:40 PM Re: New hound of the yr runoff system [Re: Josh Jones]
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Making the run off, and winning it is more of a test of a hound than the HOY points. If someone went to all the local hunts they could get enough to make the runoff.
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#25754 - 09/14/12 08:54 PM Re: New hound of the yr runoff system [Re: Josh Jones]
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IM going to try to make the US dont think i will make the EMC.
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