Rules/Regulations
CHKC IS DESIGNED BY COONHUNTERS FOR COONHUNTERS. HERE AT CHKC WE WILL NOT PUT UP WITH DRINKING OR ANY KIND OF DRUG USE AT OUR EVENTS OR DURING OUR EVENTS. IF REPORTED THERE WILL BE A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION AND PERSONS INVOLVED WILL BE BARRED IF FOUND GUILTY. AT CHKC EVENTS CHKC WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEFT OF PROPERTY OR INJURIES.

CHKC HUNT DIRECTORS
EACH CHKC EVENT WILL HAVE A HUNT DIRECTOR. THE HUNT DIRECTOR IS TO HANDLE ALL MONEY AND PAY ALL WINNERS. THE HUNT DIRECTOR IS TO KEEP THE EVENT IN ORDER. THE HUNT DIRECTOR IS TO SEND IN A HUNT REPORT THAT IS GIVEN BY CHKC TO REPORT ALL INFORMATION ON THAT NIGHTS EVENT. HUNT DIRECTORS WILL ASSEMBLE A PANEL IF A QUESTION IS BROUGHT IN.

CHKC MEMBERS
TO BECOME A CHKC MEMBER YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY A 20.00 MEMBERSHIP FEE. THE MEMBERSHIP WILL LAST ONE FULL YEAR. ALL MEMBERS WILL BE LIABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. ANY MEMBER BEING AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS ANOTHER MEMBER OR ANOTHER MEMBER'S DOG WILL BE WRITTEN UP AND BROUGHT IN FRONT OF A PANEL SELECTED BY CHKC.

TRACKING AND TRAINING DEVICES
HERE AT CHKC WE ALLOW THE HOUNDS TO WEAR A TRACKING AND TRAINING DEVICE DURING CHKC EVENTS.
ALL TRACKING DEVICES MAY BE USED DURING TIMEOUT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY TRACKING DEVICES BE USED DURING HUNTING TIME. ANY HANDLER CAUGHT USING A TRACKING DEVICE DURING A CHKC EVENT WILL BE SUSPENDED IF FOUND GUILTY.
DURING CHKC EVENTS ALL HANDLERS MAY CARRY A SHOCKING RECIEVER. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY A TRAINING DEVICE BE USED DURING HUNTING TIME OR TIME OUT. ANY HANDLER CAUGHT USING THEIR TRAINING DEVICE DURING A CHKC EVENT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY SUSPENDED FOR 6 MONTHS IF FOUND GUILTY.

WEEK NIGHT OPEN EVENTS
CHKC CLUBS ARE ALLOWED TO HOST  30.00 OPEN EVENTS AND MAY HAVE DOUBLE HEADERS WITH ENTRY FEES OF 30.00 DOLLARS. 60.00 EVENTS MAY BE HELD DURING THE WEEK IF IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MAJOR EVENT. IF OVER 16 DOGS THE CASTS MUST HUNT THE FULL HUNT TIME. ALL WEEK NIGHT EVENTS WILL BE 1 HOUR EVENTS. ALL FINALISTS MUST AGREE TO HUNT IT OFF IN WEEK NIGHT OPEN EVENTS.

WEEKEND OPEN EVENTS
CHKC CLUBS ARE ALLOWED TO HOST 30.00,60.00 AND 100.00 OPEN EVENTS ON THE WEEKEND. 100.00 EVENTS MUST BE 2 HOUR EVENTS. IF OVER 16 DOGS THE CAST MUST HUNT THE FULL HUNT TIME. IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON TO GO BACK AND HUNT FOR PLACEMENT.

DEADLINE
ALL CASTS WILL BE GIVEN A DEADLINE BY THE HUNT DIRECTOR. THE CAST WINNERS AND THEIR DOGS MUST BE ON THE GROUNDS BY THIS TIME.

HUNTING IT OFF
ALL HANDLERS MUST AGREE TO HUNT IT OFF IN WEEK NIGHT EVENTS.
WEEKEND EVENTS UNDER 16 ENTRIES IT WILL TAKE ONLY ONE HANDLER TO GO BACK. IF SOMEONE DOESNT MAKE DEADLINE THEY WILL TAKE 4TH PLACE AND THE OTHER HANDLERS WILL HUNT FOR 1ST,2ND AND 3RD OR THEY WILL SPLIT THE TOTAL OF 1ST,2ND,3RD PLACE.
DOG AND HANDLER MUST BE ON THE GROUNDS BEFORE DEADLINE .
WEEKEND EVENTS WITH OVER 16 ENTRIES IT ONLY TAKES 1 HANDLER TO GOT BACK.
ALL FINAL CASTS MUST HAVE A NON-HUNTING JUDGE WHO WILL MAKE ALL DECISIONS AND IF A QUESTION IS ASKED FOR EVERYONE WILL BE ASKED TO VOTE.

CHKC STRIKE RULES
AT CHKC THERE ARE ONE SET OF STRIKE POINTS. 1ST 100, 2ND 75, 3RD 50, 4TH 25. CASTING DOGS, ALL DOGS ARE ALLOWED TO BARK DURING THE 30 SECONDS. IF A DOG LEAVES BARKING AND BABBLES THROUGH THE 30 SECONDS IT WILL BE STRUCK ON OR BEFORE THE THIRD BARK IF THE JUDGE DETERMINES THE DOG WAS STILL BABBLING HIS STRIKE POINTS WILL BE MINUSED,AND THE 100 WILL BE OPENED BACK UP. IF A VOTE IS ASKED FOR THE JUDGE AND ONE HANDLER CAN MINUS DOG OR DOGS BABBLING. IF A DOG IS BABBLING AND MINUSED THEN ALL DOGS WILL MOVE UP AND THE DOG MINUSED FOR BABBLING WILL STRIKE BACK IN FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE STRIKE POINTS.

CHKC TREE RULE
AT CHKC THERE IS ONE SET OF TREE POINTS 1ST 100, 2ND 75, 3RD 50, 4TH 25. WHEN A DOG IS DECLARED TREED THE 3 MINUTE RULE WILL BE APPLIED AFTER 30 SECONDS IS GONE 2ND TREE IS DEAD, AFTER 1 MINUTE 3RD TREE IS DEAD AND AFTER 3 MINUTES THE TREE IS CLOSED.

STATIONARY RULE
ANY DOG/DOGS TREEING AND HANDLERS NOT CALLING THEM TREED 3 MINUTES WILL BE APPLIED. IF THE DOG SHUTS UP JUDGE WILL APPLY 2 MINUTES IF THE DOG/DOGS DO NOT BARK WITHIN 2 MINUTES THE 3 WILL BE TAKEN OFF. IF THE 3 MINUTES EXPIRE AND THE DOGS ARE NOT DECLARED TREED THEY WILL BE SCRATCHED. THE STATIONARY RULE MAY BE APPLIED ANYTIME THE JUDGE FEELS THE CAST IS IN REASONABLE HEARING DISTANCE.

NON TREEING RULE
ANY DOG DECLARED TREED BUT QUITS BARKING WILL HAVE THE 2 MINUTE RULE APPLIED. IF ANY DOG DECLARED TREED ON THAT TREE BARKS THE 2 MINUTE RULE WILL BE TAKEN OFF. IF DOGS DECLARED TREED DO NOT BARK WITHIN 2 MINUTES WILL BE MINUSED. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN THE 2 MINUTES BE TAKEN OFF A TREE BECAUSE ANOTHER DOG IS TRAILING NEARBY OR HAS BECOME TREED ON ANOTHER TREE.

ARRIVING AT A TREE
WHEN ARRIVING AT A TREE THE JUDGE IS TO TELL THE HANDLERS TO HANDLE THEIR DOGS. ANY HANDLER DELIBERATELY NOT MAKING AN ATTEMPT TO HANDLE THEIR DOG WILL BE SCRATCHED. THE CAST MUST MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SCORE A TREE. (EXAMPLE) IF A DOG IS ACROSS WATER THE CAST CAN AGREE TO CROSS IF SAFE. THE CAST NEEDS TO FIND A SPOT THAT ALL MEMBERS CAN SAFELY CROSS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY A CAST SCORE A TREE BEFORE THE DOG IS HANDLED.

SHOWING TREED
FOR A DOG TO BE SHOWING TREED IT MUST HAVE BARKED UP THE TREE OR RARED UP ON THE TREE.

HANDLER TREEING ON CLOSED TREE
ANY HANDLER TREEING ON A DEAD TREE WILL RECIEVE A 100 TREE. WHEN CAST ARRIVES AT THE TREE AND THE HANDLERS DOG IS THERE ITS TREE POINTS WILL BE DELETED.

STRIKING AFTER DOG DECLARED TREED
A DOG THAT IS NOT STRUCK IN BEFORE A DOG IS DECLARED TREED CAN NOT RECEIVE STRIKE POINTS. UNLESS IT GOES ON AND TREES ITS OWN TREE OR THE DOG DECLARED TREED LEAVES AND IS MINUSED.

SHINE TIME
WHEN ALL DOGS AT THE TREE ARE HANDLED THE JUDGE WILL ASK THE HANDLER WITH THE MOST TO GAIN IF THEY WANT TO SHINE BY THEMSELVES FOR 2 MINUTES. A HANDLER MAY SQUALL AS SOON AS THE SHINE TIME STARTS. SHINE TIME ON ALL TREES IS 7 MINUTES. ANY HANDLER CAUGHT SHINING A TREE BEFORE THE 7 MINUTE RULE IS APPLIED WILL BE PUT UNDER WARNING AND SCRATCHED ON THE SECOND OFFENSE.

RECASTING INTO WORKING DOGS
WHEN DOGS ARE PULLED OFF A SCORED TREE WALK 30 SECONDS TO RE-CUT. IF THERE IS A DOG WORKING THE JUDGE WILL TELL YOU TO CAST YOUR DOG. IF THE WORKING DOG/DOGS ARE NOT BARKING THEN THE 6 MINUTE RULE MUST BE APPLIED BEFORE YOU CUT. IF A DOG IS TREED BUT NOT BARKING THEN THE 2 MUST BE APPLIED, HOWEVER THE DOGS MAY BE RE-CASTED IF A DOG IS BARKING ON THE TRAIL. ANY HANDLER CUTTING THEIR DOG BEFORE THE JUDGE SAYS SO WILL BE SCRATCH FOR TRYING TO GAIN UNDESERVED POINTS.

LEASH LOCK
WE HAVE NO LEASH LOCK RULE, UNLESS TREES ARE SCORED OUT OF ORDER AND THEN THE CAST MUST GET BACK IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO RE-CAST.

RETURNING TO TREE
ANY DOG RETURNING TO A TREE WILL BE MINUSED 100 POINTS THE 1ST TIME AND SCRATCHED ON THE 2ND OFFENSE. (EXAMPLE) THE 2ND TIME YOU HANDLE YOUR DOG ON THE SAME TREE IT'S 100 MINUS, AND THE 3RD TIME YOU HANDLE YOUR DOG ON THAT SAME TREE IT IS SCRATCHED.

VOTING
ANY OPEN EVENT WILL REQUIRE VOTING. IN A 4 DOG CAST IT TAKES 3 TO PLUS A TREE, MINUS A TREE OR CIRCLE A TREE, 2 TO 2 VOTE WILL DELETE A CIRCLE/MINUS VOTE AND 2 TO 2 WILL CIRCLE A PLUS/CIRCLE VOTE. IN A 3 DOG CAST IT TAKES 2 TO PLUS A TREE 2 TO MINUS A TREE AND 2 TO CIRCLE A TREE. IF A HANDLER CALLS FOR A VOTE EVERY CAST MEMBER MUST VOTE. ANY CAST MEMBER DECIDING NOT TO VOTE WILL BE SCRATCHED.

3 DOG CAST
IN A 3 DOG CAST A HANDLER MAY KILL THE CAST BY SIGNING THE SCORECARD IN THE HANDLER MISCONDUCT REPORT SECTION ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE CHKC SCORECARD. ANYTIME A HANDLER SIGNS IN THE HANDLER MISCONDUCT SECTION THE CAST MUST RETURN TO THE CLUB HOUSE AND THE HUNT DIRECTOR WILL PUT TOGETHER A GROUP OF CHKC MEMBERS (PANEL) TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE. ANY HANDLER DELIBERATELY TRYING TO KILL A CAST WILL BE WRITTEN UP AND CHKC WILL TAKE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS IF PROVEN GUILTY.

NON WORKING DOG
ANY DOG FAILING TO COMPETE WILL HAVE THE 10 MINUTE RULE APPLIED. IF THE DOG FAILING TO COMPETE LEAVES OUT OF SITE OF THE CAST THE JUDGE WILL APPLY 5 MINUTES. IF THE DOG DOES NOT STAY GONE FOR 5 MINUTES THEN THE 10 WILL CONTINUE TO RUN. IF THE 10 EXPIRES THE DOG WILL BE MINUSED 100. IF THE DOG STAYS GONE FOR 5 MINUTES THEN THE TIME WILL BE TAKEN OFF. THIS PROCESS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL DOG GOES HUNTING.

QUITTING TRACK
ANY DOG COMING INTO THE CAST AFTER BEING STRUCK IN WILL BE MINUSED. ANY DOG COMING INTO A TREE THAT IS BEING SCORED WILL BE MINUSED FOR QUITTING IT'S TRACK. IF A DOG IS NOT DECLARED TREED BUT IS AT THE TREE WHEN THE CAST ARRIVES THE DOG'S STRIKE POINTS WILL BE DELETED UNLESS A COON OR OFF GAME IS FOUND THEN THE DOG WILL BE MINUSED IT'S STRIKE POINTS.

CALLING TIME-OUT
A CAST MAY CALL TIME OUT TO MOVE TO NEW HUNTING GROUNDS HOWEVER ALL DOGS MUST BE HANDLED AND THE CAST MUST BE TOGETHER.
IF DOGS ARE IN DANGER THE CAST MAY CALL TIME OUT TO HANDLE THEIR DOGS. DANGERS MEANING ROADWAYS, PRIVATE LAND AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT CAN HARM A DOG OR HANDLER. WHEN CALLING TIME OUT THE CAST MUST AGREE TO A MEETING SPOT AT WHICH THE CAST WILL MEET. WHEN CALLING TIME OUT YOU WILL HAVE 1 HOUR TO RETURN YOURSELF AND YOUR HOUND TO THE DESIGNATED SPOT OR YOU WILL BE SCRATCHED.

FIGHTING DOGS
ANY DOG/DOGS CAUGHT FIGHTING OR BEING AGGRESSIVE TOWARD ANOTHER DOG WILL BE SCRATCHED. ANY DOG SCRATCHED FOR FIGHTING 3 TIMES IN ONE YEAR WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE IN ANY CHKC EVENT FOR 1 YEAR. A DOG CAN BE SCRATCHED BY THE JUDGE AND 1 HANDLER OR 3 HANDLERS.
IF A HANDLER QUESTIONS A DOG BEING SCRATCHED THEN THE JUDGE MUST CALL TIMEOUT AND RETURN TO THE CLUB HOUSE AND THE HUNT DIRECTOR WILL PUT A PANEL TOGETHER. ALL DOGS TREED BEFORE THE TIMEOUT IS CALLED MUST BE SCORED. ANY DOGS TRAILING WILL BE DELETED AND THE HANDLER WILL HAVE 1 HOUR TO CATCH THEIR DOGS IF NOT CAUGHT WILL BE SCRATCHED.

CORRECTING DOGS
CHKC WILL NOT ALLOW ANY MEMBER CORRECTING THEIR DOG OR ANYONE ELSES DOG AT THE CLUB HOUSE OR IN THE WOODS. ANY MEMBER DOING SO WILL BE PUT ON PROBATION OR BARRED DEPENDING ON THE CASE.

HANDLER LEAVING CAST
ANYTIME A HANDLER WITHDRAWS AND LEAVES A 4 DOG CAST IT BECOMES A 3 DOG CAST. IF A HANDLER WITHDRAWS AND STAYS WITH THE CAST IT'S STILL A 4 DOG CAST AND MUST BE TREATED AS ONE. IN A 3 DOG CAST ALL MEMBERS MUST REMAIN WITH THE CAST UNLESS AN EMERGENCY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY A CAST FINISH THEIR HUNTING TIME WITH ONLY 2 CAST MEMBERS. THE CAST MUST RETURN TO THE CLUB HOUSE AND THE HUNT DIRECTOR WILL GET A NON-HUNTING CHKC MEMBER TO FINISH OUT THE REMAINDER OF THE CAST.

QUESTIONS
ANY MEMBER NOT SATISFIED WITH A RULE JUDGEMENT CAN PUT UP $20.00 AND BRING IT IN FRONT OF A PANEL. THE HUNT DIRECTOR WILL CHOOSE 3 PEOPLE TO SIT ON THE PANEL TO HEAR THE QUESTION IF THE QUESTION IS LOST THEN CHKC WILL RECIEVE THE MONEY. IF THE QUESTION IS WON THE MEMBER WILL RECIEVE THEIR MONEY BACK. ANY MEMBER OF THE CAST NOT SATISFIED WITH THE OUTCOME CAN APPEAL THE PANELS DECISION BY PUTTING UP $100 AND CHKC WILL PUT TOGETHER A PANEL TO HEAR THE APPEAL IF THE APPEAL IS LOST CHKC WILL GET THE $100 IF THE APPEAL IS WON THE MEMBER WILL RECIEVE THEIR MONEY BACK. THE CAST SHOULD ONLY RETURN TO THE CLUB FOR A QUESTION IF IT PERTAINS TO A SCRATCHING OFFENCE.


TIE BREAKING
1ST, MOST PLUS TREE POINTS
2ND, MOST PLUS STRIKE POINTS
3RD, MOST CIRCLE TREE POINTS
4TH, MOST CIRCLE STRIKE POINTS
5TH, LEAST AMOUNT OF MINUS

A DOG WITH A CIRCLE TREE PLACES OVER A DOG WITH JUST MINUS EVEN IF THEY HAVE LESS MINUS.

SUDDEN DEATH
ANY CASTS THAT ARE TIED IN EVERY WAY WILL HUNT UNTIL A DOG TREES A COON, MAKES A CIRCLE TREE, OR A DOG/DOGS ARE MINUSED AND A WINNER CAN BE DETERMINED.

CIRCLING A TREE
ANY DOGS TREED IN A HOLE THAT NO OFF GAME OR COON IS FOUND WILL BE CIRCLED UNLESS MAJORITY OF THE CAST CAN PROVE THERE IS NO PLACE OF REFUGE. A TREE MUST HAVE A PLACE OF REFUGE SUCH AS A DEN, NEST OR TREES RUNNING TOGETHER TO WHERE A COON CAN HIDE TO BE ABLE TO CIRCLE.

UNDESERVED POINTS
ANY HANDLER MAKING A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO
GAIN UNDESERVED POINTS OR AVOID DESERVED MINUS POINTS WILL BE
SCRATCHED. THIS ALSO INCLUDES MAKING A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO ASSIGN
ANOTHER HANDLER UNDESERVED MINUS POINTS OR AN UNDESERVED SCRATCH.

MOLESTING LIVESTOCK
ANY DOG CAUGHT MOLESTING LIVESTOCK WILL BE SCRATCHED ON THE SPOT.

CATCHING COON ON THE GROUND
IF COON IS CAUGHT ON THE GROUND THE TREE POINTS WILL BE DELETED AND THE STRIKE POINTS WILL BE PLUSED.

CATCHING OFF GAME
DOGS WILL BE MINUSED STRIKE ONLY IF OFF GAME IS CAUGHT ON THE GROUND.

RUNNING OFF GAME
ANY DOGS SEEN RUNNING OFF GAME BY THE MAJORITY OF THE CAST WILL BE MINUSED.

TREEING OFF GAME
ANY DOGS TREEING OFF GAME WILL BE MINUSED STRIKE AND TREE.

NO CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT CAN BE SPLIT AND HUNT FOR TITLE. THIS INCLUDES WORLD HUNT, NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, ETC...

CHKC DOG TITLES

GOLD CROWN CHAMPION                        $1,000 to $4,999 G.C.CH
PLATINUM CROWN CHAMPION                $5,000 to 14,999 P.C.CH
DIAMOND CROWN CHAMPION                  $15,000 to $25,000 D.C.CH
DOUBLE DIAMOND CROWN CHAMPION  $25,001 and Up. DD.C.CH



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