Salem, IL -
Saturday October 29, 2016
Final cast Judge; Mike Hensley
Back Up judge; Terry Gregory
Panel going to the woods; Brad Durham, Bud Hood, Tom Froese
Play By Play Reporter: Brad Durham
Play By Play Announcer: Jarvis Umphers
Thousand Dollar Bill....Wal/M....William E Cochran....Coy Sullivan
Slow Talking Duke....Wal/M....Shabel/Carroll....Mike A. Carroll
Wipeout Jessie Jane....Wal....F....William E Cochran....Billy Bell
The three early round casts have completed. Once they get the dogs rounded up, we will get the final cast underway.
Back on the web site and they are just about ready to cast the dogs. Cast gathered and Brad said a quick prayer, they are now headed across a bean field to cast the dogs.
Dogs are cast at 11:30 and Bill is struck for 100 followed by Duke for 75 and Jane. And before I can absorb all of this; Bill is treed for 100.
Jane and Duke are working to the left, then hit it off hot and Bill lost his nerve and left his tree and joined the race. Brad says he loaded up right but changed his mind.
Jane comes to a screeching halt and is treed for 100.
Third tree us closed and cast is walking up to get closer, Jane is about 500 yards in from the cast,
Tree is closed, we're coming to look, Bill is hooked up with a long range hot one;
Tree dead looking tree in a clean woods, quite likely a den tree, Coy is doing the sportsman thing and beating on the tree;
Duke takes a strike minus.
Jane has bad luck, cast could not find a place for Mr. Coon to hide and she takes 150-
Duke strikes back in for 25 and treed for 100; Jane is recast;
DUKE IS LEADING THE CAST WITH 75-
BILL IS SECOND WITH 100-
JANE IS THIRD WITH 150-
Bill is still out looking for the Big Coon; Jane is struck back in for 25; Cast is walking to Duke's tree; Brad says things are not real exciting and we need to send Love and Dial to liven things up a little.
Cast is almost to Duke, he is straight down a tree line next to a bean field, he is treed up a big leafy oak on the edge of the bean field.
Tree is circled, two judges and cast members saw the coon but the handler nor judge saw him, after shine time was up the whole coon appears for everyone to see. (lotsa luck involved in this game)
Bill has found a tree that smells interesting and has been called treed. Duke has been recast. Cast headed toward Bill; 2 a working, Bill got caught him, another 100-
Seem like all the dogs are tired and about ready to rest up and get ready for church in the morning.
Score update: Duke 75- (200 circle);
Bill and Jane are working an old track in front of us about 250 yards away.
Duke struck back in for 25, stationary is working on Bill and Coy is looking out across the woods. Cast members are asking questions about maybe the play by play is dead again. Duke is taking samples of Bills tree and singing "should I stay or should I go".
Duke decided to stay and is called treed for 100. It did not work out for the best and he is minus 100 and then retreed for 100. Jane is over towards Duke and Bill is working track in the opposite direction. Jane is treed on the tree with Duke for 75; third tree is dead and cast is walking thataway.
Jane is bearing down pretty hard, but Duke is beginning to sound like he wished he had not stopped. (Sometime that is when you see the eyes)
One hour to go and they need for business to pick up, so far they are looking like some of the dogs in my kennel. Cast arrived and Duke was off the tree, Jane was handled.
Den tree, Jane is circled
Jane leading cast with 150- with circle tree
Duke has 275- with circle tree
Bill has 200- no circle tree
Six is working on Bill and Coy is wanting to walk, Garmin shows him over a half mile away. He finally barks and Duke and Jane are recast.
Stationary on Bill, don't think Coy wants it very bad.
Bill is treed for 100, third tree is closed and cast is a-walking.
Duke has been struck back in for 25 and is now treed behind cast for 100. Still walking to Bill.
Cast is having to walk around a CRP field to get to where Bill is treed. Duke is still treed behing them and there is only a little over 30 minutes left. Probably take most of the remainder of the hunt to score Duke.
Cast is getting close to Bill tree, most cast members nursing some briar scratches: Arrived at tree and he is treed on a small tree leaning acorss a ditch: don't take but a minute and someone hollers "here he is". Plus him up.
OUR WINNERS CHANGE:
BILL NOW HAS 200- AND 200+ MAKING HIM EVEN WITH THE BOARD AND FIRST.
JANE HAS 150-
DUKE HAS 275-WITH 125 PENDING
Jane has been struck for 25 and treed for 100. Bill is leash locked as they make their way back to score Duke and Jane.
If my calculations are correct, neither Jane or Duke can beat Bill for first place and will determine second and third by the way these trees are scored.
The cast came back close to where Jane was treed first and are going to score them out of order. One quick look and the evidence is found plus her up 125+
This locks up the cast; the finals for 2016 will forever by:
THOUSAND DOLLAR BILL FINAL SCORE OF 0 AND FIRST PLACE
WIPEOUT JESSIE JANE FINAL SCORE OF 25- AND SECOND PLACE
SLOW TALKING DUKE FINAL SCORE OF 275- AND THIRD PLACE
(Cast did not score Duke's last tree since it would not make any difference in the cast either way it was scored.)
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