It has been reported that some clubs have been abusing entry deadlines and entry procedures.
Although PKC hunts could be held in four different time zones, the vast majority take place in the Eastern Time Zone and the Central Time Zone. The actual point in time it becomes dark enough to cast dogs does vary a good bit between and within these time zones and does require clubs to give serious consideration to setting their entry deadlines. This can become very challenging in the late spring and summer months especially when dealing with daylight savings time. PKC sets a general entry deadline to cover all hunts as advertised in PROHOUND each month, but clubs always have the right to request a later deadline if needed. Please discuss this with your club members.
Please keep in mind that no entries may be taken after the draw has started and no entries may be taken more than thirty (30) minutes after the advertised entry deadline. All handlers and dogs should be on the grounds when casts are drawn. An exception to this would be if an additional guide is needed and a cast is sent to the guide. In a situation such as this, the hunt director should announce the plan to all participants before the draw so they understand what is going on.
If you see any of these policies being violated, inform a member of the PKC staff immediately. Please see PKC policies below.
ENTRY DEADLINE - Page 20 Blue Book
Entries may not close until the advertised deadline. Later entry deadlines during summer months will be available upon request. Club will be required to contact PKC and request later entry deadline, and request must be made early enough to allow time for advertisement in PROHOUND. Hunt Director may take entries after advertised deadline at his discretion. However, entries may not be taken after drawing of casts for a specific event has started.
CAST DRAWING PROCEDURE - Page 21 Blue Book
Hunt Director should begin drawing casts immediately following the deadline, but in no event, later than thirty (30) minutes after the advertised deadline.
This forum contains member questions concerning PKC rules and policies. The PKC staff will post official clarifications here.
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