Saturday March 01, 2014
2014 PKC Pup Shoot-Out Final Play By Play
Everyone doing their best smile for the camera and doing their duty for the magazine people and we are about ready to line up for the woods; Judge is Tommy McQueen and back-up Judge is Brad Durham. The in-the-woods panel is John Granberry, James Love and Bud Hood. Reporter is Brandon Toney who is probably the only one on the cast that can send a text without running to a tree. Guide is Wesley Willard who has guided every final cast for a truck hunt for years. They will be hunting on a private hunting club on the Mississippi River that has been known for years to produce a lot of game.
We expect to cast the hounds around 7:00 pm CST.
Hunter Struck 100
Dixie struck 75
Abby struck 25
Hunter treed 100
Abby Treed for 25
Easing toward the tree
Tree dead, cast going to look
Bone request to shine only with a dim light.
Hunter handled alone, Abby is moved up to 100 and tree about 100 years further.
Did not take long to to score Hunter, minus both ways.
Minute up and Hunter cut, on the way to Abby.
Two minute rule bit Abby, she has 100 minus.
Walking back to where we last heard Chick and Dixie
Hunter struck back in for 25
Chick is through the country a ways, we are splitting the distance.
Hunter treed again for 100, Abby for 75.
The Dixie treed for 50.
Cast easing their way toward the tree.
Tree dead, cast on the way.
Dogs are handled, they are treed on the bank of the Mighty, Muddy, Mississippi river.
Could not find Brer coon, but it was a likely looking tree so we circle all three dogs and are walking back to the last place we heard Chick.
In hearing and the three hounds are cast. Hunter struck for 25, Dixie struck for 25, Chick is working on a fifty strike.
Abby is treed for 100 Dixie is treed for 75, Bone says you cannot pay him enough to call treed.
Scores at one hour is:
Hunter has 200- byut does have circle tree points
Chick is working on her original 50 strike
Dixie had 125 circle points and no minus
Abby has 100- and 100 circle points.
When the cast arrived the were treed in a den tree and a dead possum was found. Judge circled the three dogs and cast is leading toward where they last hear the Chick.
Chick is treed way thru the country, the other three handlers are going to practice leading hounds for a while.
Chick is treed a long ways through the country, Judge Tommy along with Granberrry and Brad are going to the tree to score it and they will then call time out and meet them at the road.
It seems that my reporter took the easy way to the truck, Bone has offered him a nice cold drink. It may be a little while before we know how tree was scored.
Roughly 40 minutes left in the cast and it will still take a while to get to the tree, score it and get back to the truck. Head judge and others will be a little weary of foot when they get back.
Just checked with my trusty reporter and he says the dog is still treeing every breath, and they have not heard from anyone. Less than 30 minutes left.
Hunt is over and cast is scoring tree..
PLUS THE CHICK UP FOR 150+. A NEW TRUCK WINNER! ONE OF THE JUDGES REPORTED THAT TRACY IS SHAKING ALL OVER AND CHEEKS ARE VERY MOIST.
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