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1 RULES AND POLICIES MANUAL SEASONS BLUE BOOK PROFESSIONAL KENNEL CLUB, LLC P O Box 8338 Evansville, Indiana / /

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3 P K C RULES AND POLICIES Seasons Table of Contents Super Stakes Eligibility Chart...1 Schedule of Fees & Services...2 Club License Agreement...3 PKC Registration National Association By-Laws Breed Association By-Laws...9 State Association By-Laws PKC Events Blue Ribbon (Pro Hunt) Program Super Stakes Program Youth Program Registration Number Prefix Explanations...23 Hunt Director Instructions PKC Staff Members...26 Hunt Director Checklist...27 Number of Casts Chart...27 Chart Of Awards - $10 Open Events...28 Chart Of Awards - $15 Open Events...29 Chart Of Awards - $25 Open Events Chart Of Awards - $50 Open Events Chart Of Awards - $100 Pro-Am Series Event...36 Chart Of Awards - $200 Pro-Am Series Event...37 Open Event Rules (Hunting Judges) National Directors...44 Pro Event Rules (Non-Hunting Judges) SUPER STAKES ELIGIBILITY CHART Division...Birth Dates...Freshman...Sophomore...Junior...Senior...Pup Derbies Until 08 SPR...May 1, 2008 Oct 31, SPR SPR SPR SPR /30/ FALL...Nov 1, 2008 Apr 30, FALL FALL FALL FALL /31/ SPR...May 1, 2009 Oct 31, SPR SPR SPR SPR /30/ FALL...Nov 1, 2009 Apr 30, FALL FALL FALL FALL /30/ SPR...May 1, 2010 Oct 31, SPR SPR SPR SPR /30/ FALL...Nov 1, 2010 Apr 30, FALL FALL FALL FALL /30/ SPR...May 1, 2011 Oct 31, SPR SPR SPR SPR /30/ FALL...Nov 1, 2011 Apr 30, FALL FALL FALL FALL /30/ SPR...May 1, 2012 Oct 31, SPR SPR SPR SPR /30/ FALL...Nov 1, 2012 Apr 30, FALL FALL FALL FALL /30/ SPR...May 1, 2013 Oct 31, SPR SPR SPR SPR /30/ FALL...Nov 1, 2013 Apr 30, FALL FALL FALL FALL /30/ SPR...May 1, 2014 Oct 31, SPR SPR SPR SPR /30/ FALL...Nov 1, 2014 Apr 30, FALL FALL FALL FALL /30/ SPR...May 1, 2015 Oct 31, SPR SPR SPR SPR /30/2018 LIFETIME EARNINGS REQUIRED FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS SOPHOMORE DIVISION...$100 JUNIOR DIVISION...$250 SENIOR DIVISION...$500

4 PROFESSIONAL KENNEL CLUB SCHEDULE OF FEES & SERVICES Individual Membership Dues (per year)...$25 Kennel Membership Dues (per year)...$15 Youth Membership (with requirements per year)...$10 Club Charter Agreement (per year)...$100 Club License Fee - Single Event...$25 Entry Reservation Transfer Fee (Blue Ribbon Events)...$25 Single Registration Fee (per dog)...$25 Litter Registration Fee...$7 + $6 per pup Litter Registration Fee Penalties More Than 60 Days But Less Than 90 Days...$20 More Than 90 Days But Less Than 120 Days...$40 More Than 120 Days But Less Than 150 Days...$60 More Than 150 Days But Less Than 180 Days...$80 More Than 180 Days...$100 Permanent Registration and DNA Sample Storage of Super Stakes Pup Before Nine (9) Months Old...$20 DNA Profile Fee...$40 If Received After July 31st for Fall Super Stakes Championship...$75 If Received After February 28th for Spring Super Stakes Championship...$75 DNA Sample Kit & Storage Fee...$5 Super Stakes Certification Fees Litter Certification of All Pups in a Litter By Breeder Before 6 Months Old (Per Pup)...$25 Individual Pup Certification Before 6 Months Old By Owner (Per Pup)...$60 More Than 6 Months Old But Less Than 9 Months Old (Per Pup)...$110 More Than 9 Months Old But Less Than 12 Months Old (Per Pup)...$210 More Than 12 Months Old But Less Than 15 Months Old With Mandatory DNA Profile (Per Pup)...$310 More Than 15 Months Old With Mandatory DNA Profile (Per Pup)...$410 Registration Transfer of Ownership...$15 Replacement of Lost Registration Papers/Name Changes, etc....$15 Secondary Bill Of Sale...$25 Breed Change With Copy Of Pedigree From Another recognized Registry...$10 Super Stakes Sire Enrollment Fee If Paid By September 30th of the Current Breeding Period...$400 If Paid By October 31st of the Current Breeding Period...$500 If Paid By November 30th of the Current Breeding Period...$600 For Full Year After November 30th...$700 Fall Period Only (September 1st through February 28th)...$350 Spring Period Only (March 1st through August 31st)...$350 World Hunt Nomination Fee (October 1st thru January 31st)...$50 World Hunt Nomination Fee (February 1st thru September 30th)...$100 NSF Returned Check (per check)...$30 Page 2

5 PKC CLUB LICENSE AGREEMENT Approved clubs will be licensed by PKC to conduct PKC Events. PKC will provide scorecards, entry labels and other related hunt materials. Approved hunt dates will be listed in PROHOUND. Club will receive a percentage of the total proceeds at each event it conducts (see Chart of Awards). Club agrees to indemnify and hold harmless PKC, it's members, and/or it's Hunt Directors and Judges, from any loss, damage, fine, expense, including attorney fees, action, claim for injury to persons, including death and damage to property which PKC may incur arising out of or in connection with the Club conducting hunts pursuant to this Agreement. Clubs failing to conduct satisfactory events may have their number of events reduced or their license suspended at the sole discretion of PKC. Clubs which fail to answer complaints or do not cooperate with PKC in resolving complaints may not be considered for a future license. PKC reserves the right, in it's sole discretion, to immediately revoke the license issued to the Club for any conduct that is adverse to the principles of PKC or could reflect in a negative fashion on the integrity of PKC, its events or the sport of Competition Coon Hunting. PKC CLUB LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. CLUBS MUST: be over 25 miles from the nearest active PKC club be held at a "neutral" location, not at a place of residence or a business have club officers, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer have a minimum of ten (10) club members to assist in conducting events provide two approved "Certified Hunt Directors" to conduct events provide a qualified Guide for each cast (prefer Hunting Guide) provide a qualified non-hunting judge for final cast provide a 3 person panel to resolve questions; if not on site, must be on call ANNUAL CHARTER FEE - $100 License Period: October 1st - September 30th (Club may be licensed for a single event for $25) PKC CLUB REPRESENTATIVE Each club will select a club member to be its PKC Representative, to be approved by PKC. Club Representative will be responsible for scheduling club's PKC events and will serve as the Hunt Director or designate an alternate Hunt Director to serve in his absence. Club Representative will also ensure that all Hunt Reports are submitted to PKC promptly. Hunt Directors must be PKC members, knowledgeable of PKC Rules and Policies, and have a history of competing in PKC events in a sportsmanlike manner. SCHEDULING EVENTS Clubs may schedule $10, $15, and $25 Open Events for any night, Monday through Saturday. Open Events with entry fees of $50, $55 and $60 may also be scheduled in the best interest of PKC and the Club. No PKC Open Events may be held on Sunday nights. PKC hunts may not be scheduled inside the following mileage guidelines between clubs: Weeknight $10, $15, and $25 Open Event...70 miles Weekend $25 Open Event miles $50 Open Event miles $500 + Added Purse "One-Night" Open Event miles $500 + Added Purse "Two-Night" Open Event, Classic and Blue Ribbon miles Events will be scheduled upon the club's reasonable request, based on the schedules of other clubs in the area and the best interest of PKC. The club's entire hunt schedule for the upcoming year should be provided to PKC in August of the current year. Additional events may be added throughout the year based upon club's success and date availability at the sole discretion of PKC. Schedule changes shall be submitted at least sixty (60) days in advance of requested change, and will be approved at the discretion of PKC.. Major events such as Classics, Breed and State events will take precedence over a club's schedule. Any club date displaced by a major event will be rescheduled upon the club's reasonable request for a mutually available date. Club or PKC may cancel events sixty (60) days prior to the scheduled date of the event. Other cancellations for any reason less than sixty (60) days must be approved by PKC. Awards from events will count in standings only if listed in PROHOUND the month of the event or prior approval has been received from PKC. Clubs may schedule Youth Qualifying Events as schedule will permit based upon approval by PKC (see Youth Program details in PKC Events section). HUNT REPORTS Hunt Director shall send Hunt Reports to PKC along with all scorecards, copies of Certificate of Earnings, new registrations, new memberships, and World Championship nominations along with all fees collected. Hunt Report should be completed and sent to PKC Office the next day following the event, but no later than four (4) days after the event. A late fee of $20 may be charged for any report postmarked after the four (4) day deadline. Any Hunt Report received with a postmark of fifteen (15) days or more after an event will cause a fine of $100 to be assessed on the sponsoring club and the club will be placed on probation. Any Hunt Report received with a postmark of thirty (30) or more days after the hunt date may not be honored, and may cause the club to be suspended immediately and all future events may be cancelled. CALCUTTA / JACKPOT Clubs may choose on their own accord to organize, sponsor, and/or conduct calcuttas, jackpots or other similar events only in accordance with applicable state and local gaming laws. The fees, rules and dispersion of these shall be solely the responsibility of the host club. Such events shall in no way interfere with or restrict the normal and customary length of hunt times or deadlines. PKC reserves the right to intervene, cancel or modify any Calcutta, jackpot or any other similar event that inappropriately interferes with the function of a PKC sanctioned event or that may adversely impact or negatively affect the operations, image or reputation of PKC. ENTRY REFUSAL / BARRING INDIVIDUALS FROM CLUB PKC and/or a sponsoring club has the right to refuse entry to any owner, handler or dog for just cause including, but not limited to violent behavior, under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the event. However, no owner or handler may be refused entry or barred from a club on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, physical impairment, or their status with another registry or club. A PKC member may be barred from a specific host club for just cause only. Prior to any member being barred from a club, the club must first contact the PKC staff with details surrounding the accused member. A hearing for the accused member with club officers and/or board members will be scheduled at the club. The accused member and PKC must be notified and invited in writing via certified letter more than ten (10) days in advance of the hearing. PKC reserves the right to attend and/or send a representative to the hearing. Following the hearing and club decision, the accused member must be notified of his/her status in writing via certified mail. Copies of all correspondence between the club and the accused member(s) must be provided to PKC. PKC reserves the right to uphold or deny this barring action based upon the evidence provided. Page 3

6 PKC REGISTRATION REGISTRATION YEAR The PKC registration year runs from November 1st of the previous year until October 31st of the current year and the following rules, regulations, and fees are applicable. SINGLE REGISTRATION Single Registration Fee...$25 PKC will accept any dog with coonhound characteristics for single registration. Dog can be of any coonhound origin and registered whether parentage is known or unknown. If dog has been previously registered with another recognized and approved registry, a copy of the dog's pedigree must be attached to the single registration application. If Sire, Dam, date of birth and Breeder are known, but pedigree is unavailable, it should be reported correctly, and dog will be registered as a Cross-Bred Dog; otherwise it should be reported as "unknown". Dogs, including cross breeds, may be registered. Single registered dogs may compete in any PKC sanctioned event with the exception of Super Stakes, Pup Derbies, and Pup Shoot-Out. SPECIAL NOTE PKC reserves the right to accept or reject, at its' sole discretion, any single registration application received without an acceptable pedigree from another recognized registry. CROSS-BRED DOGS Effective September 1, 2000 any mating of a sire and dam of different breeds will be recognized as a "Cross-Bred Dog". Each individual established breed (Black & Tan, Bluetick, English, Plott, Redbone, and Walker) will be permitted to request transfer of any single registered dog it feels does not meet the specific breed standards of that breed. The PKC National Association Executive Committee will make a recommendation as to whether the dog will be transferred or remain within the breed as registered. Transfer of Cross-Bred Dog With Pedigree From Another Recognized Registry - The fee to change the breed of any single registered dog from Cross-Bred to another recognized breed is $10 provided a copy of dog's pedigree from another recognized registry is received by the PKC Office. Transfer of Cross-Bred Dog Without Pedigree - Any dog originally single registered as a "Cross Bred" may be transferred to one of the established breeds by making application to the respective Breed Association through the PKC Office. Each request received will be handled on an individual basis, and transfer request will be approved or denied at the sole discretion of the respective Breed Association and PKC. Fee for transfer request will be $50, which will be divided equally between the Breed Association and PKC. LITTER REGISTRATION Litter Registration Fee is $7 per litter plus $6 per pup. To apply for litter registration of pups, both Sire and Dam must be permanently registered with PKC. Also, a DNA sample of the Sire and Dam must be on file at the PKC Office before pups may be registered. Sire Owner will provide PKC with a Certificate of breeding (yellow copy of litter registration form) within fifteen (15) days after Breeding or a late fee will be assessed according to the Late Fee Schedule below. He is to include the DNA sample of the Dam (if not already on file) with the breeding certificate. Owner of the female will pay either $5 (to cover cost of DNA sample kit) to have the DNA of the female filed in the archives for future use or pay $40 to acquire a complete DNA analysis. If pups are to be Super Stakes eligible, a complete DNA analysis of the female must be acquired before pups can be registered. These fees must accompany the DNA sample before any pups out of the dam will be registered. Breeder is to complete the litter registration form (white copy) and mail to PKC within sixty (60) days after pups are born. The litter registration form will be matched with the DNA samples and breeding certificate. The following rules will also apply: PKC reserves the right to appoint a person to inspect each litter to verify date of birth. A litter will not be certified for the Super Stakes if the Breeder refuses to allow an inspector to examine the litter. No dog may be litter registered after one (1) year old. LATE FEES - LITTER REGISTRATION Litter Registration Applications received more than sixty (60) days after the litter's date of birth will cause the following late fees to be assessed to the Breeder (Dam Owner): More Than 60 Days But Less Than 90 Days...$20 More Than 90 Days But Less Than 120 Days...$40 More Than 120 Days But Less Than 150 Days...$60 More Than 150 Days But Less Than 180 Days...$80 More Than 180 Days...$100 TEMPORARY PUP REGISTRATION All litter registered pups will be issued a temporary registration certificate in the Breeder's name. All litter registered pups that meet the eligibility requirements for the Super Stakes Championship(s) will also be nominated for same. Breeders may choose to certify a litter of pups for the Super Stakes Championship(s) at a fee of $25 per pup, provided the following guidelines are met: Pups must be certified prior to six (6) months of age. All living pups in the litter must be certified at the same time. The temporary pup registration papers of any deceased pup must be returned to the PKC Office before other pups in the litter can be certified at the $25 fee. Papers for Super Stakes pups will also have a DNA sample kit attached that is to stay with the paper for the pup owner to collect a DNA sample and send to the PKC Office at the time of permanent registration. Pups will be considered for eligibility for Pup Derbies until and including the month and year of its' eligibility for the Junior Super Stakes Championship(s). (PKC registration year runs from November 1st of the previous year until October 31st of the current year according to date of birth of pup). SPECIAL NOTE Any litter registered pup having a birth date of November 1st until December 31st of each year will be assigned a registration number that begins with the last two digits of the following year. PERMANENT REGISTRATION SUPER STAKES PUPS Permanent Registration Fees are determined by the date the fees and DNA sample of the pup are received in the PKC Office. Any litter registered pup that meets the requirements for eligibility for the Super Stakes Program for the year in which the pup was born is eligible for the Super Stakes Championship(s). Please see Schedule of Fees at end of this section for appropriate fees. If pup is Super Stakes eligible, a certification fee is required to certify the pup for the Super Stakes Program. To be certified eligible for Super Stakes, PKC must receive, at the time of permanent registration, a DNA sample, to be placed in storage, for each Super Stakes pup along with the DNA sample kit fee of $5. The pup owner may, at his discretion, pay an additional fee of $40 and get a DNA Certificate of Analysis. Any pup submitted for permanent registration over six (6) months of age may be investigated for correct breeding and birth date. PKC may require a DNA profile, at owner's expense, of any pup over six (6) months old submitted for permanent registration and Super Stakes eligibility, and shall require a DNA profile on any pup over one (1) year old submitted for permanent registration and Super Stakes eligibility. Permanent Registration Certificate will not be issued until DNA Analysis is complete. After pup has been certified, pup may be entered in PKC events, including Pup Derbies. Pup must have earned lifetime awards in PKC sanctioned coon hunts according to the schedule below to be considered as qualified for the Super Stakes Championship(s): Sophomore Division...$100 Junior Division...$250 Senior Division...$500 Page 4

7 PKC REGISTRATION A Super Stakes pup will be eligible to compete in the Super Stakes Championships after it has met the earnings requirements until and including the month and year of its' third birthday, and will compete with pups in its' same age group. Fall model pups may compete through September three (3) years following their birthday, and Spring model pups may compete through April three (3) years following their birthday. DNA PROFILE REQUIREMENT Owners of all eligible certified pups that are intended to compete in the Super Stakes Championship(s) must pay a $40 fee and obtain a complete DNA Analysis before competing in the Super Stakes Championship(s). PERMANENT REGISTRATION WITHOUT SUPER STAKES CERTIFICATION A pup owner who wishes to obtain permanent registration without certifying his pup to compete in Pup Derbies and/or Super Stakes may apply for a transfer of ownership only; fee is $15 if pup is less than six (6) months old or $25 if pup is over six (6) months old. No DNA tests will be required. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP Ownership Transfer Fee...$15 The fee to transfer from one (1) owner to another is $15. Any ownership transfer received more than thirty (30) days after the date of sale recorded on the Bill Of Sale on the reverse side of the registration papers will cause the date of sale recorded in the PKC database to be the date the transfer request was postmarked. PKC and/or a Disciplinary Panel may restrict the right of a member to transfer dog(s) to another owner if under penalty for misconduct or indebtedness to PKC. LOST CERTIFICATE Lost Certificate Fee...$15 An application for duplicate registration papers on any PKC registered dog must be completed by the owner on record to obtain duplicate papers. In some cases, a letter signed by the registered owner on record, including the dog's name and PKC number, may be accepted as the duplicate registration application. Application for Replacement of Lost Papers forms are available from the PKC Office on request, or on the PKC website, SECONDARY BILL OF SALE Secondary Bill Of Sale Fee...$25 PKC does not accept registration papers submitted for transfer of ownership with the Bill of Sale altered. Member should obtain a Secondary Bill of Sale which should be completed and sent to the PKC Office with the original registration papers. Forms are available from the PKC Office on request or on line at the PKC website, KENNEL REGISTRATION Any hound owned by more than one (1) person must be registered as a kennel owner. Any name may be chosen for the kennel provided it has no more than twenty-five (25) letters and spaces. The Kennel (or partnership) will be given a separate PKC number, and must maintain a current PKC membership if dog is to be entered in PKC events. PKC reserves the right to deny any Kennel Registration at its' sole discretion, without exception. Dogs will not receive credit for any awards earned unless owner(s) and handler(s) are current members and in good standing with the Association. ALL FORMS NEEDED REGARDING PKC REGISTRATION CAN BE PRINTED FROM OUR WEBSITE AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: CHAMPIONSHIP DEGREES A dog earning the following amounts in PKC lifetime awards will qualify for the respective degree: Champion...$ $3, Silver Champion...$4, $9, Gold Champion...$10, $19, Platinum Champion...$20, and Above FEE SCHEDULE Litter Registration...$7 + $6 per pup Single Registration...$25 Transfer of Ownership...$15 Secondary Bill Of Sale...$25 Replacement of Lost Papers...$15 DNA Profile Fee...$40 Dog Name Change...$15 Dog Breed Change With Pedigree From Another Registry...$10 Dog Breed Change Without Pedigree...$50 SCHEDULE OF CERTIFICATION FEES - SUPER STAKES PUPS Litter Certification Before Six (6) Months Old By Breeder...$25 This fee includes Super Stakes certification only, provided all living pups from a specific litter are certified at the same time. Permanent Registration of Breeder Certified Super Stakes Pup...$20 This fee includes permanent registration and storage of a DNA sample of any pup that has been litter certified for the Super Stakes by the Breeder. Individual Certification Before Six (6) Months Old...$60 This fee includes Super Stakes certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and storage of a DNA sample for future use. Six (6) Months Old But Less Than Nine (9) Months Old...$110 This fee includes Super Stakes certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and storage of a DNA sample for future use. Nine (9) Months Old But Less Than Twelve (12) Months Old...$210 This fee includes Super Stakes certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and storage of a DNA sample for future use. Twelve (12) Months Old But Less Than Fifteen (15) Months Old...$310 This fee includes Super Stakes certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and a complete DNA profile. Fifteen (15) Months Old Or Older...$410 This fee includes Super Stakes certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and a complete DNA profile. Page 5

8 PKC NATIONAL COONHOUND ASSOCIATION By-Laws The PKC National Coonhound Association ("Association") is an unincorporated association formed by the Professional Kennel Club ("PKC") for the purpose of assisting in breeding, promoting and recognizing PKC registered coonhounds, their owners, handlers, and breeders. It shall be the official advisory and support organization for PKC. NATIONAL DIRECTORS ADVISORY BOARD The PKC National Coonhound Association Advisory Board shall consist of the President from each recognized Breed Association, each recognized State Association, the Pro Association, and the Breeders' Association. All National Directors will be required to have a minimum of $500 in PKC handler earnings to be eligible to serve as a National Director, unless individual served as a National Director prior to October 1, PKC reserves the right to waive this requirement when deemed in the best interest of PKC and the respective Association. MEMBERSHIP Membership shall be open to those individuals interested in the sport of coon hunting with PKC and whom, after review of the proposed membership application by the National Association Executive Committee and/or PKC, is accepted into membership. All those accepted into membership agree that they must abide by and conform to rigid standards established by the National Association and/or PKC concerning sportsmanship and conduct. Acceptance and renewal of existing membership shall be at the sole discretion of PKC; provided however, membership shall not be denied based on race, religion, sex, natural origin, age or disability. Any person who owns or handles any dog in any PKC sanctioned event must be a member in good standing of this Association. Individual Membership Dues Individual membership dues are $25 per year, and shall expire one (1) year from the date paid. Members are solely responsible for maintaining current membership(s). Membership includes a one (1) year membership in PKC National Coonhound Association, PKC Breed Coonhound Association, PKC State Coonhound Association, and the privilege of handling dogs in PKC events. Membership also includes a one-year subscription to PROHOUND and the right to correspond with other members on the PKC website. Kennel/Joint Membership Dues Kennel membership and joint membership dues are $15 per year, and shall expire one (1) year from the date paid. Members are solely responsible for maintaining current kennel and/or joint membership(s). Any dog owned by more than one (1) person shall be registered to a kennel or joint membership and shall be assigned a membership number for the kennel or joint membership. Membership must remain current for awards earned by the membership to receive credit. PKC reserves the right to deny any Kennel Membership or Joint Membership at its' sole discretion. Current Membership Requirement Memberships of dogs owned or handled individually and/or owned by kennel (joint) memberships must be current at the time any dog wins any award in order for those earnings to be credited. NO EXCEPTIONS. Benefits of Kennel/Joint Membership Kennel/Joint Membership includes a one (1) year membership in the PKC National Coonhound Association, PKC Breed Association, and PKC State Association, as well as, entering dogs in PKC Events. Kennel/Joint memberships do not include a subscription to PROHOUND magazine. Youth Membership Any person who meets "Youth Hunter" requirements will be allowed to purchase an annual membership for $10, provided there is an adult paid member living at the same address. This $10 Youth Membership does not include a subscription to PROHOUND magazine. Payment of Membership Dues All membership dues shall be paid to PKC, which will process membership, maintain membership rosters and provide PROHOUND subscription. The PKC National Association shall receive $1 per member for each paid membership from PKC. An additional $1 per member shall go to the PKC Breed Association of the members' choice, and $1 per member shall also go to the State Association where the member resides, provided his state has an active State Association. The Association must disburse a minimum of sixty (60%) percent of its' total revenue as awards in recognition of PKC registered winners and breeders. Funds due to non-qualified states will be held in escrow until an association becomes recognized at which time the funds will be transferred to the new state association but in no event should such funds be held beyond five (5) years. After the expiration of the five (5) year period, funds shall be transferred to PKC. PURPOSE The purposes of the Association include, but are not limited to, improving the sport of coon hunting; promoting conservation within our own ranks; promoting sportsmanship within our own ranks; establishing and promoting good relationships with our State and National Wildlife Agencies; providing advice to PKC regarding coonhound competition rules, registration rules, and administration of all PKC sanctioned events; providing a panel to review reports of member misconduct, including unsportsmanlike conduct, as well as, member violations of the Association's By-Laws, and member breaches of PKC competition rules and registration regulations, and to render decisions on such misconduct, violations and breaches. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP Each member by his application for membership in these Associations also understands and agrees that any and all rights and privileges of membership, including, but not limited to, entry, registration, or hunting, may be: suspended during the pendency of any litigation brought by a member against the Association, its officers or directors, or terminated for any conduct or action, that shall in the sole opinion of the Executive Committee and PKC, to be considered prejudicial to the best interests of the Association and/or PKC, and/or detrimental to the welfare of the Association or PKC. Any member receiving three (3) or more legitimate complaints in any one (1) year may be referred to a disciplinary panel for disposition and/or termination of membership. Members may be notified by letter after the receipt of the second complaint. SUSPENSION OF MEMBERSHIP PKC National Directors and PKC Management reserve the right to file misconduct charges or question the conduct of any member of the National Association while participating in any sanctioned event, or elsewhere, if it is believed that said conduct is adverse to the principals of PKC and/or the PKC National Association or could reflect in a negative fashion on the integrity, operations, image or reputation of PKC, its' events or the PKC National Association. This conduct is meant to include, but is not limited to, conduct on the grounds or off the grounds of a sanctioned event, or on the PKC Message Board, or elsewhere, that may be deemed not in the best interest of PKC or the PKC National Association. Any and all rights and privileges of membership in the PKC National Association may be suspended, revoked, or denied by a Disciplinary Committee and/or PKC. This includes, but is not limited to, the right to compete, register dogs, use the PKC Message Board or be eligible for any sanctioned programs of PKC. Member s Right To Report Any Association member may report the alleged misconduct of another Association member or Association Club for misconduct, unsportsmanlike conduct, violation of the Association By-Laws, breaches of PKC's competition rules and registration regulations, as well as, any other conduct or action which adversely effects or reflects upon the Association, PKC and/or the breeding of coonhounds, registration by their owners, handlers, or breeders, hunts, or the sport of coon hunting. HANDLER MISCONDUCT Handler Misconduct Reports Handler Misconduct Reports must be received at the PKC Office within three (3) working days of the event. Other potential violations may be investigated by PKC at its' sole discretion. However, PKC and the National Association reserve the right to investigate any report of handler misconduct. All other violations may be investigated by PKC at its' sole discretion. Report must be made in writing to PKC, which will assign a representative to investigate the report. Upon proper investigation, the representative shall dismiss the report if, in his opinion, the report is not supported by sufficient evidence that misconduct has occurred, or the representative shall bring charges not only against the person(s) reported, but also against any other member allegedly involved in the misconduct. Those charged will be notified in writing by PKC and have the opportunity to respond in writing. Investigation Cooperation Requirements All members shall be required to cooperate with PKC's investigation, including, but not limited to, presenting written documentation, agreeing to recorded statements, submitting to polygraph Page 6

9 PKC NATIONAL COONHOUND ASSOCIATION By-Laws examinations, drug tests, or any such reasonable testing or examination that may assist PKC and its' representatives in their evaluation of innocence or guilt. PKC and the National Association reserve the right to pass any costs of the investigations on to the individual(s) suspected of misconduct. The committee and/or PKC shall have the right to accept or reject the results of any testing at its' sole discretion. Any testing that may be requested will be done under the supervision of PKC and/or the National Association. Any evidence collected shall remain the property of the PKC National Association, and shall remain confidential, at the sole discretion of the PKC National Association and/or PKC. Disciplinary Panel PKC will assign a three (3) member panel from the National Association and/or representatives of PKC. This panel shall review the evidence collected by the investigating representative and make a decision concerning what penalties, if any, are to be issued concerning the charges. This decision is final and cannot be appealed, unless the member can show just cause in writing to PKC for an appeal. Reconsideration of Sentence Any member requesting reconsideration of a sentence rendered by a disciplinary panel must submit new evidence in writing to the Disciplinary Chairman before any request can be given consideration. Should a reconsideration of the decision be granted, any expense incurred in collecting the new evidence shall be the responsibility of the member requesting the reconsideration, unless waived at the sole discretion of PKC. Revoked/Denied Memberships Once all evidence has been evaluated, the National Directors, at their sole discretion and with approval by PKC, may reinstate any past member who has had their membership revoked or denied. Only if the member receives a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote will he/she be granted the privilege of membership reinstatement into the Association. INFRACTIONS AND PENALTIES Anyone found guilty of accepting credit for a different amount than he actually earned in a PKC event may be subject to disciplinary action. Guilt By Association Rule - Any member failing to report known blatant cheating will be subject to suspension or probation. Any and/or all rights and privileges of membership may be suspended by PKC for any member delinquent in payments to PKC or who has given PKC a nonnegotiable check. Member will forfeit any and all awards earned after date of suspension. Any member failing to respond to a request for information concerning handler misconduct charges will be subject to disciplinary actions. No member who has been found guilty of any misconduct may hold office in any PKC association until fully reinstated by that association. No member placed on probation by a disciplinary committee shall be permitted to serve as an officer of any PKC Association, Hunt Director, or as a judge in any PKC sanctioned event during the probationary period. No dog owned by a suspended member, solely or in partnership with any other member, will be permitted to participate in a PKC sanctioned event during the suspension period. Any member may be granted a lesser sentence if cooperative with the officer investigating a situation in which he was involved. A member found guilty of intentionally giving false information to a PKC officer investigating a handler misconduct or rule violation will be subject to disciplinary action. DOGS SCRATCHED FOR FIGHTING Any time a dog is scratched for fighting, the scratch shall remain on the dog's record for one (1) year from the date of the scratch. Any dog scratched three (3) times within any twelve (12) month period will be suspended for one (1) year from the date of the last recorded scratch. Dogs that have been scratched two (2) times may be published in PROHOUND. No Handler may be used as a Judge while handling a dog with two (2) scratches for fighting on it s record. A handler may report a fighting dog even if the dog is not caught and scratched. These reports will be taken into consideration should there be a hearing. A Handler has the right to request a hearing before a Hunt Director panel to determine which dogs of the cast are charged with a scratch through the normal question procedure. Owner or handler may request a hearing by the National Association under the normal appeal process only after the normal question procedure at the club level has been exhausted, and the request for an appeal is received within thirty (30) days of the dog being scratched. An appeal deposit of $100 must be received at the time the written request for the appeal is received. Should the panel rule in favor of the appeal, the deposit will be returned and records changed to reflect the panel's decision. However, should the panel not rule in favor of the appeal, the deposit will be forfeited to PKC. ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Directors The Association shall be governed by its National Directors. All National Directors will be required to have a minimum of $500 in PKC earnings to be eligible to serve as a National Director, unless individual has served as a National Director prior to October 1, PKC reserves the right to waive this requirement when deemed in the best interest of PKC and the respective Association. National Directors will consist of one (1) from each recognized Breed Association, one (1) from each recognized State Association, one (1) from the Pro Association, and one (1) from the Breeders' Association. Associations will be recognized by PKC at its' sole discretion. PKC reserves the right to decline any nominee for any Association office. Executive Committee An Executive Committee will be appointed by the President of PKC from those National Directors currently serving. The Executive Committee should meet with other Directors at PKC major events. The Executive Committee shall have full authority to conduct any business of the Association. Any three (3) Executive Committee members and PKC shall constitute a quorum to conduct the business and affairs of the Association. Executive Committee Chairman The Chairman of the National Association Executive Committee will be appointed by, and shall work under the supervision of, the President of PKC to direct the affairs of the Association. The duties of the Executive Committee Chairman may include, but are not limited to, coordinating State and Breed Championships, scheduling of PKC sanctioned events, and investigating complaints reported by members. Secretary The Secretary of the National Association will be appointed by PKC. The Secretary shall keep minutes of meetings and correspond with members and officers. Treasurer PKC shall serve as Treasurer for all associations, shall have custody of association funds, shall make and approve all financial transactions, and shall account to each association for their escrow funds. Function Committees The function committees shall be as follows: Hunt Rules Policies The Chairman of each committee will be appointed by PKC. The chairman of each committee shall work closely with other directors assigned to his committee and shall advise PKC on matters of PKC rules and policies. PKC reserves the right to create and/or assign other committees, and/or divide committees as deemed necessary. RULE CHANGE PROPOSALS Any Association member may propose a rule and/or policy change as follows: 1. Any proposed rule change must be submitted in writing to PKC. 2. PKC shall review proposed change and assign it to the proper committee(s). 3. The assigned committee shall review the proposed change for all positive and negative effects and shall recommend approval, disapproval, or modify action. 4. A Committee approved proposal shall be submitted to PKC for it's consideration. PKC may approve the proposal, or return it to the committee for additional modification. 5. After both the assigned committee and PKC are in agreement, the proposal shall be sent to the National Directors for discussion and/or approval. Each Director will be allowed a "yes" or "no" vote. 6. In the event a proposed rule or policy is disapproved by the National Directors, it shall return to PKC, who will, after consulting with the Executive Committee, determine the final disposition of the proposal in the best interest of PKC and the association. ROLE OF P K C PKC shall approve Hunt Directors from each State Association, shall work with each State and Breed association in scheduling and conducting Championship events, shall approve the Hunt Director of each State or Breed championship and added purse event. PKC reserves the right to question any unsatisfactory Hunt Report at its' sole discretion. PKC also reserves the right to observe or appoint an observer to accompany any sanctioned cast it deems necessary. Page 7

10 PKC NATIONAL COONHOUND ASSOCIATION By-Laws PKC AREA REPRESENTATIVE PKC may also appoint PKC Representatives that will work with clubs and Hunt Directors. They may supervise Hunt Director functions and shall advise PKC of any repeated discrepancies. Representatives may also investigate situations involving suspected handler misconduct or problem dogs and make recommendations to a Disciplinary Committee and/or PKC. He may also, under the direct supervision of PKC, investigate any situation where dogs may not be registered properly. HUNT DIRECTOR Each club shall elect one (1) qualified person to serve as a "Club Representative." This person must be an Association member and should be a person who is active in PKC events at other clubs. He shall be responsible for scheduling and conducting all PKC events. He may serve as Hunt Director at all events or he may delegate these duties to any other qualified person at his discretion. He should be fully knowledgeable of PKC rules and policies. He should try to educate other members of his club in PKC rules. PKC along with State President shall approve and certify those selected as a "PKC Club Representative". Representative will be required to serve three (3) apprenticeships under three (3) different PKC certified Hunt Directors prior to being certified to become a Hunt Director. Waiver of the certification requirements for current Hunt Directors may be allowed by PKC at its' sole discretion. GUEST HUNTERS No person will be allowed to participate in a PKC sanctioned event without becoming a member of the PKC National Association. Any person who has previously applied for membership and has not received his membership number must present the receipt of membership application to the Hunt Director before being allowed to enter a PKC sanctioned event. FUNDING An escrow fund will be generated for the National Association consisting of Hunt Escrow, Membership, Hunt Fees, Raffles and other sources. Funds will be generated in the current year to be used in the following year. Funds will be maintained by PKC. After November 1st, each association President will be notified of the amount credited to his association. Ten (10%) percent of hunt escrow and membership income will be retained by PKC as an administrative fee. Sixty (60%) percent of the remaining balance will be awarded to the Association Championship winners. The remainder of the funds will be used by each association in the purchase of caps, jackets, trophies, and officer expenses as determined appropriate by the Executive Committee and Association President. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION PROHOUND and the PKC website, are the official publications for the PKC National Coonhound Association. Any business of the association must be published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website to be considered official. Changes to rules and by-laws published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website shall be binding upon all members as of the date of the publication. INDIANA CORPORATION The National Association, the Breed Associations, and the State Associations are advisory associations to PKC, which is an Indiana Corporation. A person by his membership in these associations understands and agrees that any dispute or disagreement must be litigated in Indiana and Indiana law shall apply to such litigation. Page 8

11 PKC BREED ASSOCIATION By-Laws PKC Breed Associations are unincorporated Associations formed by the Professional Kennel Club ("PKC") for the purpose of working with PKC and the PKC National Coonhound Association in the breeding, promotion and recognition of specific Breeds of Coonhounds. PKC shall recognize each Association as the official body representing a specific Breed at its sole discretion. PKC Breed Associations will recognize and reward only those Coonhounds registered with PKC. REQUIREMENT TO BE A RECOGNIZED BREED To be recognized as a Breed Association and conduct a Breed Championship, any specific breed will be required to have a minimum of thirteen (13) dogs that have earned a minimum of $100 during the preceding competition season. Escrow funds from breeds failing to meet the minimum requirements will be credited to the specific breed and held by PKC until such time as the breed reaches the thirteen (13) dog minimum requirement to conduct a Breed Championship. OFFICERS The officers of each Breed Association shall consist of President, Vice President, Director, Secretary, and Reporter. The President, Vice-President, and Director shall be elected by the membership. The Secretary and Reporter shall be appointed by the Breed Association Executive Committee. The officers shall serve a four (4) year term commencing July 1st and expiring June 30th of each election year. Names of members willing to serve shall be placed in nomination by February of each election year. PKC reserves the right to nominate and/or approve any nominees for any office. A ballot shall be prepared by PKC of the nominees and printed in PRO- HOUND. Members may vote for the member of their choice from the list of nominees or others not on the list. Ballots may be placed in an envelope and given to Hunt Directors or mailed to PKC. Ballots shall be tabulated by PKC and/or its' representatives and representatives of the National Association. The person receiving the most votes shall be President; the runner-up shall be the Vice-President, and the member with the next best vote count shall be the Director. Election results will be published in PROHOUND following each election. President The President shall preside at all meetings and shall administer the affairs of the Association. He shall become a Director of the PKC National Coonhound Association and shall represent his Breed at all meetings of the PKC National Coonhound Association. In the event the President is unable to attend a meeting of the PKC National Coonhound Association, he shall appoint someone from his Breed Association to fill his place, should the other officers of the Association be unable to attend. The President shall also have authority to appoint various committees to oversee the business and affairs of the Association. Vice-President The Vice-President shall serve in the absence of the President. In the event the President's office becomes vacant, the Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President until the next election. Director The Association Director shall serve in the absence of the Vice-President. In the event the Vice-President's office becomes vacant, the Director shall assume the duties of the Vice-President until the next election. Secretary The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings, and shall provide PKC a copy of minutes to be published in PROHOUND. The minutes of all business must be published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website, to be considered official. Changes to rules and by-laws published in PROHOUND or on the PKC web site shall be binding upon all members as of the date of publication. Treasurer PKC shall serve as Treasurer for the Association, shall have custody of Association funds and shall make all financial transactions at the direction of the President and/or the National Association Executive Committee. PKC will provide Association officers a financial statement upon their written request. Reporter The Reporter shall be appointed by the President and shall report on the affairs of the Association and the accomplishments of its members and their dogs. These reports should be made available to coonhound publications, such as PROHOUND and AMERICAN COONER. Executive Committee The President, Vice-President, and Director of each Breed Association shall compose the Breed's Executive Committee. They, along with PKC, shall have the authority to make any and all decisions concerning the affairs of the Association. Meetings of the Executive Committee may be held as necessary or by conference telephone call when necessary. Minutes of all such meetings must be published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website to be considered official. MEETINGS The annual general membership meeting shall be at PKC Breed Days. Notices of other membership meetings must be published in PROHOUND the issue before the meeting or on the PKC website, to be considered official. FUNDING Funding for the Association shall be provided from PKC at the rate of $1 per member, and through sponsoring events. PKC National Association shall provide $500 to each recognized Breed Association for added purse for Breed Day Events, provided the Breed Association provides equal matching funds. Sponsor(s) shall be solicited to contribute additional funds. Breed Association shall receive all escrow funds from all events licensed to the Breed Association for Breed Day Events. Breed Association and Cosponsoring Club shall equally share club fee from all events held in conjunction with a Breed Championship. Cosponsoring Club shall be required to submit one-half (½) of all club fees from all events held in conjunction with a Breed Championship to the PKC Office with the Hunt Reports from the events for credit to the cosponsoring Breed Association's Escrow Account. EVENTS An annual event shall be scheduled known as "PKC Breed Days". Date and location of the event shall be determined by the Association and PKC. PKC must be notified of the date and location of the event by August 31st of the preceding year. The event must be cosponsored by one (1) or more licensed PKC Clubs. Open Event/Pup Derby Held In Conjunction With Breed Championship Each State Association and the Host Club shall jointly schedule an Open Event on Friday and Saturday nights of each respective State Championship. Pup Derbies may be scheduled at the request of the Breed Association and/or Host Club, but are not required. Breed Associations are encouraged to offer added purses for these events and are permitted to designate a portion of its escrow fund for same, provided equal matching funds are provided by the Host Club. Breed Associations and Host Clubs are also encouraged to solicit sponsorship for these added purse events. Entry fees for these events shall be $60, to allow for payment of $40 to each guide. BREED LEADER AWARD The Breed Leader will be the dog that has earned the most in PKC Open Event awards from October 1st until September 30th of each Competition Year. Each Breed Leader shall receive twenty (20%) percent of it's Breed's Championship Escrow, to be paid by January 1st following the close of the competition year, when possible, and after its earnings and eligibility have been verified by PKC. BREED CHAMPIONSHIP A Breed Champion shall be determined by conducting an elimination event of the top sixteen (16) Open Event winners from the previous year. Should any one of the Top 16 fail to enter the Championship, the next eligible dog in the respective standings through Dog #24 will be permitted to compete in the Breed Championship. The event will be a single elimination event, with first round cast winners advancing to the final round. Final round cast shall be required to compete for placement to determine a Breed Champion for the current year. First Round will be conducted under Open Event Rules and Championship Cast will be conducted under Pro Event Rules. Event shall be conducted in conjunction with other events at Breed Days. The entry fee for any Breed Championship shall be $65 to allow for payment of $40 per cast to the Guide, and $50 for the Final Cast Judge. BREED CHAMPIONSHIP PURSE A minimum of sixty (60%) percent of the Association funds must be spent in the promotion and recognition of dogs and owners. Each Association will determine how awards are disbursed. When feasible, it is suggested that sixty (60%) percent of each breed's total Escrow Fund make up the purse for the Breed Championship and this purse will be divided as follows: 1st Place...50% 2nd Place...25% 3rd Place...15% 4th Place...10% Checks will be issued by PKC to the winners of the Championship following the event and will be issued to the owner of the dog on record, unless written notice is received from the owner requesting that the payment be made to another individual. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION PROHOUND is the official publication for all PKC Breed Associations. Any business of the Association must be published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website, to become official. Changes to rules and by-laws published in the PROHOUND or on the PKC website shall be binding upon all members as of the date of publication, unless otherwise specified. Page 9

12 PKC STATE ASSOCIATION By-Laws PKC State Associations are unincorporated associations formed by the Professional Kennel Club, LLC ("PKC") for the purpose of working with PKC and the PKC National Coonhound Association in the breeding, promotion and recognition of PKC Registered Coonhounds owned by residents of the specific state. PKC will recognize these Associations as the official body representing the State Coonhound owners, at its sole discretion. The PKC State Association will recognize and reward only those Coonhounds registered with PKC. REQUIREMENT TO BE A RECOGNIZED STATE To be recognized as a State Association and conduct a State Championship, any specific state will be required to have a minimum of thirteen (13) dogs that have earned a minimum of $100 during the preceding competition season. Escrow funds from states failing to meet the minimum requirements will be credited to the specific state and held by PKC until such time as the state reaches the thirteen (13) dog minimum requirement to conduct a State Championship. The following states have been combined to form the Association shown and will be recognized as a State Association until such time as each individual state qualifies to become an independent state: NEA STATES (NEW ENGLAND STATES/ATLANTIC STATES) The states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont shall be combined to form one (1) association to be known as the New England States. M/W STATES (MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN) The states of Minnesota and Wisconsin shall be combined to form one (1) association to be known as the M/W STATES (Minnesota/Wisconsin). WESTERN STATES The states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming shall be combined to form one (1) association to be known as the Western States. OFFICERS The officers of each State Association shall consist of a President, Vice President, Director, Secretary, and Reporter. The officers of each State Association shall consist of President, Vice President, Director, Secretary, and Reporter. The President, Vice-President, and Director shall be elected by the membership. The Secretary and Reporter shall be appointed by the State Association Executive Committee. The officers shall be elected by the membership. The officers shall serve a four (4) year term commencing July 1st and expiring June 30th of each election year. Names of members willing to serve shall be placed in nomination by February of each election year. PKC reserves the right to nominate and/or approve any nominees for any office. A ballot shall be prepared by PKC of the nominees and printed in PROHOUND. Members may vote for the member of their choice from the list of nominees or others not on the list. Ballots may be placed in an envelope and given to the Hunt Directors or mailed to PKC. Ballots shall be tabulated by PKC and/or its' representatives and representatives of the National Association. The person receiving the most votes shall be President; the runner-up shall be the Vice-President, and the member with the next best vote count shall be the Director. Election results will be published in PROHOUND following each election. President The President shall preside at all meetings and shall administer the affairs of the Association. He shall become a National Director of the PKC National Coonhound Association and shall represent his State at all meetings of the PKC National Coonhound Association. In the event the President is unable to attend a meeting of the PKC National Coonhound Association, he shall appoint someone from his State Association to fill his place, should the other officers of the Association be unable to attend. The President shall also have authority to appoint various committees to oversee the business and affairs of the Association. Vice-President The Vice-President shall serve in the absence of the President. In the event the President's office becomes vacant, the Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President until the next election. Director The Association Director shall serve in the absence of the Vice-President. In the event the Vice-President's office becomes vacant, the Director shall assume the duties of the Vice-President until the next election. Secretary The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings, and shall provide PKC a copy of minutes to be published in PROHOUND. The minutes of all business must be published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website, to be considered official. Changes to rules and by-laws published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website shall be binding upon all members as of the date of publication. Treasurer PKC shall serve as Treasurer for the Association, shall have custody of Association funds and shall make all financial transactions at the direction of the President and/or the National Association Executive Committee. PKC will provide Association officers a financial statement upon their written request. Reporter The Reporter shall be appointed by the President and shall report on the affairs of the Association and the accomplishments of its members and their dogs. These reports should be made available to coonhound publications, such as PROHOUND and AMERICAN COONER. Executive Committee The President, Vice-President, and Director of each State Association shall compose the State's Executive Committee. They, along with PKC, shall have the authority to make any and all decisions concerning the affairs of the Association. Meetings of the Executive Committee may be held as necessary or by conference telephone call when necessary. Minutes of all such meetings must be published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website to be considered official. MEETINGS The annual general membership meeting shall be at the PKC State Championship. Notices of other membership meetings must be published in PROHOUND the issue before the meeting or on the PKC website to be considered official. FUNDING Funding for the Association shall be provided from PKC at the rate of $1 per member and through sponsoring events. $1 for each entry in all $10, $15, and $25 Open Events and $2.50 from each $50 Open Event entry licensed in the state will be held in escrow to provide the purse for the State Championship the following year. State Association and Cosponsoring Club will equally share club fees from all events held in conjunction with a State Championship. Cosponsoring Club shall be required to submit one-half (½) of all club fees from all events held in conjunction with a State Championship to the PKC Office with the Hunt Reports from the events for credit to the cosponsoring State Association's Escrow Account. EVENTS An annual event shall be scheduled known as the "PKC State Championship". Date and location of the event shall be determined by the Association and PKC. PKC must be notified of the date and location of the event by August 31st of the preceding year. The event must be cosponsored by one (1) or more licensed PKC Clubs. PKC recommends that each State's Membership approves a long standing rotation plan that moves the State Championship from region to region within the state. States may be divided up in half, fourths, or whatever combination best suits the specific state. Once this rotation is established and in operation, any clubs interested in hosting upcoming State Championship(s) in the previously agreed upon region(s) should submit proposals to the State President. The President should then call on the other two state officers to help decide upon the actual club location within the agreed upon region. The State Association Executive Committee (three state officers) should be in agreement before PKC is contacted with State Championship dates and location to be added to the schedule. Should the need arise, PKC will assist in making the location decision. PKC reserves, at it's sole discretion, the right to approve the location plan adopted by each state association, as well as, the right to approve the location of each state championship. Open Event/Pup Derby Held In Conjunction With State Championship Each State Association and the Host Club shall jointly schedule an Open Event on Friday and Saturday nights of each respective State Championship. Pup Derbies may be scheduled at the request of the State Association and/or Host Club, but are not required. State Associations are encouraged to offer added purses for these events and are permitted to designate a portion of its escrow fund for same, provided equal matching funds are provided by the Host Club. State Associations and Host Clubs are also encouraged to solicit sponsorship for these added purse events. Entry fees for these events shall be $60, to allow for payment of $40 to each guide. Page 10

13 PKC STATE ASSOCIATION By-Laws STATE LEADER AWARD The State Leader will be the dog that has earned the most in PKC Open Event awards from October 1st until September 30th of each Competition Year, provided the dog has earned a minimum of twenty (20%) percent of it's awards at events within the state of residency of the current owner. Each State Leader shall receive twenty (20%) of it's State Championship Escrow, to be paid by January 1st following the close of the competition year, when possible, and after it's earnings and eligibility have been verified by PKC. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP A State Champion shall be determined by conducting an elimination event of the top sixteen (16) Open Event winners from the previous year. Should any one of the Top 16 fail to enter the Championship, the next eligible dog in the respective standings through Dog #24 will be permitted to compete in the State Championship. The event will be a single elimination event, with first round cast winners advancing to the final round. Final round cast shall be required to compete for placement to determine a State Champion for the current year. First Round will be conducted under Open Event Rules and Championship Cast will be conducted under Pro Event Rules. Event shall be conducted in conjunction with other events at the respective State Championship. The entry fee for any State Championship shall be $65 to allow for payment of $40 per cast to the Guide, and $50 for the Final Cast Judge. STATE OF RESIDENCY A dog will be listed in the standings in the state of the residence of the owner on record in the PKC database. In order for the state of residency of a specific dog to change during the course of a competition season due to a change of ownership, the dog must earn $1 more in PKC Open Event awards after the date of the ownership transfer than it had previously earned in the state of the previous owner. In situations involving joint/kennel membership owned dogs, dog will be assigned the state of residency recorded in the PKC database for the joint/kennel membership. In the event more than one (1) dog is owned by a joint/kennel membership, the state of residency of all dogs owned by the respective joint/kennel membership must be the same. Should the state of residency of the owner of any dog change, the same requirements shall apply. The National Association Executive Committee and/or PKC retains the authority to determine the state of competition for all dogs. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PURSE A minimum of sixty (60%) percent of the Association funds must be spent in the promotion and recognition of dogs and owners. Each Association will determine how awards are disbursed. When feasible, it is suggested that sixty (60%) percent of each state's total Escrow Fund make up the purse for the State Championship and this purse be divided as follows: 1st Place...50% 2nd Place...25% 3rd Place...15% 4th Place...10% Checks will be issued by PKC to the winners of the Championship following the event and will be issued to the owner of the dog on record, unless written notice is received from the owner requesting that the payment be made to another individual. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION PROHOUND is the official publication for all PKC State Associations. Any business of the Association must be published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website, to become official. Changes to rules and by-laws published in the PROHOUND or on the PKC website shall be binding upon all members as of the date of publication, unless otherwise specified. Page 11

14 PKC EVENTS )WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The PKC World Championship will be held at a location determined by PKC. Awards will be sixty (60%) percent of the total proceeds from the event. Total proceeds will be all World Championship nomination fees and entry fees. Entry fee is $250 per entry. Entry is open to all PKC Champions. Also, any PKC registered dog that has earned a minimum of $100 in total PKC awards during the previous competition year, and pays the $250 entry fee is eligible to compete. Hunt format to be determined by PKC, with advice from the National Association Executive Committee. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NOMINATION Any dog may be nominated for a paid entry in the World Championship by paying a fee of $50 before February 1st each year, and earning at least $100 in PKC events during the previous competition year (October 1st of the preceding year until September 30th of the current year) subsequent to payment of the nomination fee. Nomination fees postmarked or received after January 31st will be $100. World Championship will be held at a time determined by PKC. Entries will be taken for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday nights. All dogs winning first round casts will recast the same night. All dogs winning both casts on any night will advance to the quarter finals on Friday night. Any dog losing a cast any night may pay another entry fee and compete again on another night. All entrants must send in a twenty-five ($25) dollar deposit per night per dog to reserve an entry. Deposit will be refunded when dog is confirmed on the grounds. Deposit will be forfeited if entrant fails to show. The deposit cannot be transferred to another member or dog or to another night. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP The National Championship will be an elimination event held annually at a site to be determined by PKC. The location of the event will be alternated to different sites, when feasible. Qualified dogs failing to win two (2) consecutive casts on any qualifying night will be permitted to reenter, provided a qualifying round is still available. HUNT FORMAT The National Championship will be an elimination event conducted with three (3) qualifying rounds being held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, semi-finals being held on Saturday, and final cast being conducted on Sunday, if necessary. Any dog winning two (2) consecutive casts on any night, Wednesday through Friday, will advance to the semi-finals on Saturday night. ELIGIBILITY (QUALIFICATION) REQUIREMENTS The following will be eligible to compete in the National Championship: Top twelve (12) dogs in each State Standings, each Breed Standings, and the Pro-Am Series Standings that earned a minimum of $500 in Open Event awards during the previous competition season. Each State Champion, Breed Champion, Pro Champion, Pro-Am Series Champion, State Youth Champion, and Youth World Champion from the previous competition season. Top twelve (12) dogs in National Pup Leader Standings, National Male Leader Standings, and National Female Leader Standings that earned a minimum of $500 in Open Event awards during the previous competition season. Top twelve (12) Handlers in the National Youth Standings that earned a minimum of $500 in Open Event earnings during the previous competition season. Top twelve (12) dogs in Blue Ribbon (Pro) Standings that earned a minimum of $500 in Blue Ribbon (Pro) Events during the previous competition season. In the event of a tie, the dog with the most appearances in the semifinals shall receive the bid. State Youth Leaders that earned a minimum of $500 in total Open Event earnings during the previous competition season. Any dog that has acquired the status of Gold Champion or better in PKC lifetime earnings. These dogs will be required to pay the $200 entry fee. ENTRY FEES Entry Fees for the National Championship will be as follows: First Entry With Reservation...$100 First Entry Without Reservation...$125 Re-entry With Reservation...$200 Re-entry Without Reservation...$225 SPECIAL NOTE All State Leaders, all Breed Leaders, all State Youth Leaders, Blue Ribbon (Pro) Leader, Pro-Am Leader, all State Champions, all Breed Champions, all State Youth Champions, Blue Ribbon (Pro) Division Champion, and Pro-Am Division Champion may enter the National Championship twice at an entry fee of $100. Should any of these division leaders or champions choose to reenter a third time, entry fee will be $200. AWARDS PURSE The purse for the National Championship will be determined by the amount available from the National Association Escrow Fund from the preceding year, any funds received from sponsors, and seventy-five (75%) percent of the entry fees and reentry fees paid, less expenses. The following are estimated awards: First...$20,000 Second...$10,000 Third...$5,000 Fourth...$3,000 Remaining purse will be paid to all Semi-Finalists and/or Cast Winners eliminated before the championship round. NATIONAL LEADER AWARDS A National Male Leader, National Female Leader, and National Pup Leader Standings will be published monthly in PROHOUND consisting of the top money winning dogs in each category. Only money earned in Open Events and Pup Derbies will count for the Standings. Added Purse, Championship Event earnings, and any other earnings will be excluded. The dog winning the most money in Open Events only in each category during the PKC Competition Season will receive an award of $1,000 at the conclusion of the season and after its' earnings and eligibility have been verified by PKC. BREED CHAMPIONSHIPS A PKC Breed Champion will be determined in an elimination event of the top sixteen (16) dogs in each breed competing in PKC Open Events during the previous competition year. A dog must have earned a minimum of $100 during the previous competition year to be eligible to compete in a Breed Championship event. Competition year will begin on October 1st of the previous year and end on September 30th of the current year. A top twenty-four (24) listing will be published monthly in PROHOUND. In the event one (1) of the top sixteen (16) does not compete, places down to 24th may move up to replace one (1) that does not compete in the elimination event. PKC will recognize a Breed Champion from all Breeds that have a minimum of thirteen (13) dogs who have earned $100 in PKC Open Event awards during the previous competition year. These recognized Breed Champions will qualify for the National Championship the following year. Breed Championships will be one (1) night single elimination events conducted under Open Event Rules in the elimination round (early round) and Pro Event Rules in the Championship round (late round) on Friday night. Championship cast will be required to compete for placement and the title of Breed Champion. BREED AWARDS Awards will be sixty (60%) percent of the Association Escrow Fund or the amount designated by the Association Officers. This sixty (60%) percent will be divided as follows: Breed Leader...20% Breed Championship...80% STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS A PKC State Champion will be determined in an elimination event of the top sixteen (16) dogs in each state competing in PKC Open Events during the previous competition year. A dog must have earned a minimum of $100 during the previous competition year to be eligible to compete in a State Championship event. Competition year will begin on October 1st of the previous year and end on September 30th of the current year. A top twenty-four (24) listing will be published monthly in PROHOUND. In the event one (1) of the top sixteen (16) does not compete, places down to 24th may move up to replace one (1) that does not compete in the elimination event. PKC will recognize a State Champion from all States that have a minimum of thirteen (13) dogs that have earned $100 in PKC Open Events during the previous competition year. These recognized State Champions will qualify for the National Championship the following year. States that do not have a minimum of thirteen (13) dogs earning $100 will not have a State Champion. State Championships will be one (1) night single elimination events conducted under Open Event Rules in the elimination round (early round) and Pro Event Rules in the Championship round (late round) on Friday night. Championship cast will be required to compete for placement and the title of State Champion. STATE OF RESIDENCY OF OWNERS A dog will be listed in the standings in the state of the residence of the owner on record in the PKC database. In order for the state of residency of a specific dog to change during the course of a competition season due to a change of ownership, the dog must earn $1 more in PKC Open Event awards after the date of the ownership transfer than it had previously earned in the state of the previous Page 12

15 PKC EVENTS owner. In situations involving joint/kennel membership owned dogs, dog will be assigned the state of residency recorded in the PKC database for the joint/kennel membership. In the event more than one (1) dog is owned by a joint/kennel membership, state of residency of all dogs owned by the respective joint/kennel membership must be the same. Should the state of residency of the owner of any dog change, the same requirements shall apply. The National Association Executive Committee and/or PKC retains the authority to determine the state of competition for all dogs. STATE AWARDS Awards will be sixty (60%) percent of the Association Escrow Fund or the amount designated by the Association Officers. This sixty (60%) percent will be divided as follows: State Leader...20% State Championship...80% SPRING SUPER STAKES CHAMPIONSHIP SENIOR DIVISION The PKC Spring Senior Super Stakes Championship will be open to any eligible dog born between May 1st and October 31st four (4) years prior to the current PKC registration year. Refer to Registration section for specifics on registration and certification requirements. The Championship will be conducted at a time and location designated by PKC. JUNIOR DIVISION The PKC Spring Junior Super Stakes Championship will be open to any eligible dog born between May 1st and October 31st three (3) years prior to the current PKC registration year. Refer to Registration section for specifics on registration and certification requirements. The Championship will be conducted at a time and location designated by PKC. SOPHOMORE DIVISION The PKC Spring Sophomore Super Stakes Championship will be open to any eligible dog born between May 1st and October 31st two (2) years prior to the current PKC registration year. Refer to Registration section for specifics on registration and certification requirements. The Championship will be conducted at a time and location designated by PKC. HUNT FORMAT Qualified dogs may be entered in the qualification rounds on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday. Dogs will be drawn into casts under Open Event Rules with Hunting Judges. Early Round Cast Winners will recast same night under Pro Event Rules with Non-Hunting Judges. Second round winners will advance to the Quarter Finals on Friday night. Elimination rounds will begin on Friday night with each cast winner advancing to the next round. Elimination rounds will be conducted under Pro Event Rules with Non-Hunting Judges and will continue until all dogs have been eliminated down to no more than four (4) dogs for the final cast. This final cast will be required to compete for placement and to crown the Champion of each respective division. ENTRY FEES Entry Fees will be as follows: First Entry With Reservation...$100 First Entry Without Reservation...$125 Re-entry Fee With Reservation...$200 Re-entry Fee Without Reservation...$225 AWARDS Awards will be based on the combination of the Super Stakes Escrow Fund contribution of each respective period, litter registration fees of all Super Stakes pups during the respective period, and certification fees of pups born during each respective period, less PKC Administration Fees, plus seventy-five (75%) percent of entry fees, but in no event will 1st place be greater than $20,000 in the Senior Division, $15,000 in the Junior Division, and $10,000 in the Sophomore Division. Twenty (20%) percent of the total awards will be paid as follows: Sire Owner At The Time Of Breeding...10% Breeder (Dam Owner) At The Time Of Breeding...10% FALL SUPER STAKES CHAMPIONSHIP SENIOR DIVISION The PKC Fall Senior Super Stakes Championship will be open to any eligible dog born between November 1st and April 30th four (4) years prior to the current PKC registration year. Refer to Registration section for specifics on registration and certification requirements. The Championship will be conducted at a time and location designated by PKC. JUNIOR DIVISION The PKC Fall Junior Super Stakes Championship will be open to any eligible dog born between November 1st and April 30th three (3) years prior to the current PKC registration year. Refer to Registration section for specifics on registration and certification requirements. The Championship will be conducted at a time and location designated by PKC. SOPHOMORE DIVISION The PKC Fall Sophomore Super Stakes Championship will be open to any eligible dog born between November 1st and April 30th two (2) years prior to the current PKC registration year. Refer to Registration section for specifics on registration and certification requirements. The Championship will be conducted at a time and location designated by PKC. HUNT FORMAT Qualified dogs may be entered in the qualification rounds on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday. Dogs will be drawn into casts under Open Event Rules with Hunting Judges. Early Round Cast Winners will recast same night under Pro Event Rules with Non-Hunting Judges. Second round winners will advance to the Quarter Finals on Friday night. Elimination rounds will begin on Friday night with each cast winner advancing to the next round. Elimination rounds will be conducted under Pro Event Rules with Non-Hunting Judges and will continue until all dogs have been eliminated down to no more than four (4) dogs for the final cast. This final cast will be required to compete for placement and to crown the Champion of each respective division. ENTRY FEES Entry Fees will be as follows: First Entry With Reservation...$100 First Entry Without Reservation...$125 Re-entry Fee With Reservation...$200 Re-entry Fee Without Reservation...$225 AWARDS Awards will be based on the combination of the Super Stakes Escrow Fund contribution of each respective period, litter registration fees of all Super Stakes pups during the respective period, and certification fees of pups born during each respective period, less PKC Administration Fees, plus seventy-five (75%) percent of entry fees, but in no event will 1st place be greater than $20,000 in the Senior Division, $15,000 in the Junior Division, and $10,000 in the Sophomore Division. Twenty (20%) percent of the total awards will be paid as follows: Sire Owner At The Time Of Breeding...10% Breeder (Dam Owner) At The Time Of Breeding...10% FRESHMAN (BABY) SUPER STAKES CHAMPIONSHIP A Freshman (Baby) Super Stakes Championship will be held in conjunction with both the Spring Division and the Fall Division Super Stakes Championship(s) for Super Stakes certified pups under one (1) year of age. The current Super Stakes Fund will provide $500 Added Purse for each Freshman (Baby) Super Stakes Championship. The Freshman (Baby) Super Stakes Championship will be held on Saturday night of the respective Super Stakes Championship and will be a one (1) hour hunt conducted under PKC Open Event rules, and the Final Four (4) will be required to recast to determine the Freshman (Baby) Super Stakes Champion. SPECIAL NOTE The Freshman (Baby) Super Stakes Championship is a championship event, and earnings acquired competing in the Freshman (Baby) Super Stakes Championship will not be credited toward current race standings in any division. Dogs will receive lifetime earnings credit only. CLASSICS PKC Classics are Major Events, licensed to the National Association, and held in conjunction with one (1) or more clubs. Event will consist of a $50 Open Event on Thursday (optional), Friday and Saturday nights. PKC National Association will provide $1,000 for added purse at all Classics. Sponsors may be solicited to contribute additional funding. Additional entry fee of $10 will be charged to pay each guide $40 per cast. Club fee will be shared fifty (50%) percent to the National Association and fifty (50%) percent to cosponsoring club. Club will be responsible for and provide Guides. National Association will be responsible for and provide Judges. These events will be scheduled in locations that can provide the most knowledgeable "Hunting Guides". MAJOR EVENTS A major event includes, but is not limited to, any State Championship, Breed Championship, Pro-Am Series Event, Blue Ribbon (Pro) Event, or Open Event with Page 13

16 PKC EVENTS an added purse of $500 or more. In events with 144 or more entries, awards shall be adjusted to allow fourth (4th) Place to pay $10 more than cast winner awards. SPECIAL NOTE - CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS Finalists in any championship event will not be permitted to split awards and compete for title. All championship final casts are required to compete for placement. PRO-AM SERIES EVENTS Pro-Am Series Events will be scheduled to approved clubs using Open Event Rules and Hunting Judges on the early round and Pro Event Rules and Non- Hunting Judges on the final cast. Clubs may schedule a Friday and/or Saturday night event as the schedule permits. Clubs may also choose an entry fee of $100 or $200. Clubs will be permitted to use Hunting Guides. Sponsoring Club will be responsible for providing and paying all Guides. Club will also be responsible for furnishing a qualified Non-Hunting Judge for the final cast. Prior approval of the Final Round Judge may be required by PKC. The format for conducting a Pro-Am Series Event will be all casts running early with the dogs with the best four (4) scores from the early round recasting late for placement. Final Four may choose to split awards and not compete for placement. However, only one (1) finalist requesting recasting will require recasting. A separate standing will be maintained for Pro-Am Series Events. The top twelve (12) dogs in the standings with minimum earnings of $500 in Pro-Am Series Events will qualify for the National Championship the following year. PRO-AM SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP Any cast winner in a Pro-Am Series Event during the current competition season qualifies for the Pro-Am Series Championship the following year. Awards will be based on the amount available from the Pro-Am Series Escrow Fund the preceding year, and any amount received from sponsors. First time entry fee will be $100, with re-entry fee being $200. HUNT FORMAT Dogs will be drawn into casts under Open Event Rules with Hunting Judges and will compete in a single elimination type event, with cast winners advancing to the next round. Early Round Cast Winners will recast same night under Pro Event Rules with Non-Hunting Judges. Second (Late) Round Cast Winners will advance to the Quarter Finals. Elimination rounds will be conducted under Pro Event Rules with Non-Hunting Judges and will continue until all dogs have been eliminated down to no more than four (4) dogs for the final cast. This final cast will be required to compete for placement and to crown the Pro-Am Series Champion. ENTRY FEES Entry Fees for the Pro-Am Series Championship shall be as follows: First Round With Reservation...$100 First Round Without Reservation...$125 Re-entry With Reservation...$200 Re-entry Without Reservation...$225 PUP DERBY A Pup Derby may be licensed as a part of any Major Event. The event will be open only to litter registered Super Stakes certified pups born after November 1st three (3) years prior to the current year. Event will be conducted as an Open Event with an entry fee of $50. The event must be in the Schedule of Events as a Pup Derby in PROHOUND in the issue before the event. If less than four (4) dogs are entered, the Pup Derby will be canceled and pups moved to the Open Event if requested by handler. No person may own an interest in more than one (1) pup per cast. PUP SHOOT-OUT PKC will recognize the top five (5) pups in certain Open Events each month from October of the previous year until September of the present year with a berth in the annual Pup Shoot-Out, which shall be on a date and at a time subsequent to October of the current competition season as determined by PKC. Open Event Standings Three (3) of the five (5) pups qualifying each month shall be the three (3) pups with the highest total of all Open Event earnings that have not previously qualified for the respective Pup Shoot-Out. $10, $15, and $25 Standings Two (2) of the five (5) pups qualifying each month shall be the two (2) pups with the highest total of Open Event earnings in $10, $15, and $25 Events only, that have not previously qualified for the respective Pup Shoot-Out. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Pups receiving a berth in the Pup Shoot-Out must be eligible for one of the Super Stakes Championships during the previous competition season. Dogs will compete in a single elimination format to be determined by PKC management and the National Association Executive Committee. The Winner will receive a new pickup truck valued at $25,000 provided by the Super Stakes Program. Sire Owner and Breeder (Dam Owner) at the time of breeding will each receive an award equal to ten (10%) of the award received by the pup. The following additional requirements will apply: Pups earning a berth in the "Pup Shoot-Out" may not be changed. See replacement procedure below. In the event a pup earns a berth in the "Pup Shoot-Out" more than one (1) time, he will earn the title and the dog food award, if any is available, but any additional berth(s) in the Pup Shoot-Out will be awarded to the next eligible pup on the list for the respective month. Handlers may compete under Pro rules with paid judges. Any question or situation not specifically covered in these rules will be resolved by the National Association Executive Committee and PKC management. Owners and handlers agree to allow the National Association Executive Committee and PKC to rule on any question involving this event. Owners and handlers further agree, by their participation in this event, to abide by any decision of the National Association Executive Committee and PKC or their designated representative(s). Lodging accommodations may be provided by PKC and cosponsors. Otherwise, participants will be responsible for their own expenses. ENTRY FEE - Entry Fee for the Pup Shoot-Out shall be $125. This entry fee will be used to offset the costs of expenses associated with the event and to allow for payment of the following awards: 2nd Place...$2,000 / 3rd Place...$1,000 / 4th Place...$500 REPLACING QUALIFIED PUPS FOR THE PUP SHOOT-OUT No pup owner will be permitted to replace a qualified pup for any reason. Pups unable to compete will be replaced with the next eligible pup from the standings for each respective month. In the event a replacement pup has qualified earlier, the next eligible pup from the standings will be awarded the berth in the Pup Shoot-Out. In the event a replacement pup has qualified later, he will assume the position as the replacement pup, and the next eligible pup in the month the pup being used as a replacement qualified will be awarded that berth. SPECIAL NOTE - PUP SHOOT-OUT Any and all rules pertaining to the Pup Shootout may be changed as necessary upon approval of the National Association Executive Committee and PKC and published in PROHOUND. SENIORS' SHOWDOWN PKC will recognize the top five (5) dogs in certain Open Events each month from October of the previous year until September of the present year with a berth in the annual Seniors' Showdown, which shall be on a date and at a time subsequent to October of the current competition season as determined by PKC. Open Event Standings Three (3) of the five (5) dogs qualifying each month shall be the three (3) dogs with the highest total of Open Event earnings that have not previously qualified for the respective Seniors' Showdown. $10, $15, and $25 Standings Two (2) of the five (5) dogs qualifying each month shall be the two (2) dogs with the highest total of Open Event earnings in $10, $15, and $25 Events only, that have not previously qualified for the respective Seniors' Showdown. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Dogs must be registered with PKC and if a Super Stakes eligible pup, dog must have graduated from the Super Stakes Program to be eligible. Dogs will compete in a single elimination format to be determined by PKC management and the National Association Executive Committee. Winner will receive a new pickup truck valued at $25,000. The following additional requirements will apply: A dog may win only one (1) berth in the "Seniors' Showdown". In the event a dog earns a berth in the Seniors' Showdown more than once, he will earn the title and the dog food award, if any is available, but the berth in the Seniors' Showdown will be awarded to the next eligible dog on the list for the respective month. Dogs may compete under Pro rules with paid judges. Any question or situation not specifically covered in these rules will be resolved by the National Association Executive Committee and PKC management. Page 14

17 PKC EVENTS Owners and handlers agree to allow the National Association Executive Committee and PKC to rule on any question involved in this event. Owners and handlers further agree, by their participation in this event, to abide by any decision of the National Association Executive Committee and PKC or their designated representative(s). Lodging accommodations may be provided by PKC and co-sponsors. Otherwise, participants will be responsible for their own expenses. ENTRY FEE - Entry Fee for the Senior Showdown shall be $125. This entry fee will be used to offset the costs of expenses associated with the event and to allow for payment of the following awards: 2nd Place...$2,000 / 3rd Place...$1,000 / 4th Place...$500 REPLACING QUALIFIED DOGS FOR THE SENIORS' SHOWDOWN No dog owner will be permitted to replace a qualified dog for any reason. Dogs unable to compete will be replaced with the next eligible dog from the standings for each respective month. In the event a replacement dog has qualified earlier, the next eligible dog from the standings will be awarded the berth in the Seniors' Showdown. In the event a replacement dog has qualified later, he will assume the position as the replacement dog, and the next eligible dog in the month the dog being used as a replacement qualified will be awarded that berth. SPECIAL NOTE - SENIORS' SHOWDOWN Any and all rules pertaining to the Seniors' Showdown may be changed as necessary upon approval of the National Association Executive Committee and PKC and published in PROHOUND. STANDINGS QUALIFICATION PROCEDURE - TRUCK TICKETS PUP SHOOT-OUT / SENIOR SHOWDOWN DOGS QUALIFYING IN BOTH STANDINGS A dog with sufficient earnings to qualify for a berth in the Pup Shoot-Out and/or the Senior Showdown in both the regular Open Event Standings and the $10, $15, and $25 Standings will be awarded its' berth in the respective truck hunt from the regular Open Event Standings. That dog's berth in the $10, $15, and $25 Standings will be filled by the next eligible dog from the respective standings for that month. EXAMPLE - Rover has earned $1,000 for the month of January in total money earned; $240 of this $1,000 was earned in $25 events. The $1,000 earned qualifies Rover for a truck ticket through the regular Open Event Standings and the $240 qualifies him for a truck ticket through the $25 Open Event Standings. Rover would be awarded his ticket through the normal standings, and the next eligible dog in the $25 Standings would be selected to replace Rover. TIE BREAKING PROCEDURE PUP SHOOT-OUT / SENIOR SHOWDOWN 1. Dog with the most cast wins for the month. EXAMPLE - Two dogs are tied with earnings of $180 for the month; Dog A has four (4) cast wins of $45 each during the month; Dog B has three cast wins of $60 each during the month. Dog A would be awarded the ticket with more cast wins during the month. 2. Dog with most plus points scored during the month. EXAMPLE - Two dogs are tied with $240 in earnings and four (4) cast wins of $60 each for the month; Dog A scored 200+, 150+, 100+ and 25+ for its' cast wins; Dog B scored 200+, 125+, 125+, and 50- for its' cast wins; Dog A would receive the truck ticket with a total score of 475+ for the month, compared to a total score of 400+ for Dog B. 3. Dog with the most accumulated earnings in the respective standings for the current year through the respective month. EXAMPLE - Dogs A and B are tied with the same number of cast wins and points for the month of January; Dog A has total earnings of $600 for the period 10/01/08 through 01/31/09 while Dog B has total earnings of $550 for the same period; Dog A would be declared the winner of the truck ticket. BREEDERS' SHOWCASE A Breeders' Showcase will be held annually to allow owners of Super Stakes Sires and Super Stakes pups to exhibit their dogs. Event will consist of a Sophomore Division Pup Derby (One Year-Olds), a Junior Division Pup Derby (Two Year-Olds), a Senior Division Pup Derby (Three Year-Olds) and an Added Purse Open Event. The Super Stakes Program will provide $500 for the High Scoring Dog of the Sophomore Division (One Year Olds), Junior Division (Two Year-Olds) and the Senior Division (Three Year-Olds). Formula for Determining Breeders Showcase Champion - The PKC Breeders' Showcase formula for determining the champion of each respective division shall be the dog with the most cast wins and best combined score. Should there be a tie, the tie will be broken according to the following process: 1. The dog with the most plus tree points. 2. The dog with the most plus strike points. 3. The dog with the most circle points, combined strike and tree. 4. The dog with the most circle tree points. 5. The dog with the least minus points. SPECIAL NOTE Any Super Stakes pup competing in the Open Event, instead of its proper division, will receive credit for its' cast win and/or score in the proper division in which it is eligible. (Example: A Junior Division Pup competing in the Open Event will have its' cast wins and/or scores recorded in the Junior Division Pup Derby.) ADDED PURSE OPEN EVENTS Added Purse events must be scheduled at least sixty (60) days in advance and must be at least two hundred (200) miles from any other added purse event. Added Purse Events of $500 or more may charge $5 in addition to the entry fee which must be paid to the guides. Added Purse may be divided between the Pup Derby and the Open Event, however, the total added purse must be at least $500. Added Purse events of $1000 or more may charge $10 in addition to the entry fee which must be paid to the guides. Added Purse may be divided between Pup Derby and the Open Event, however, the total added purse must be at least $1,000. OPEN EVENTS Open Events may be licensed to any PKC chartered club. Event will be open to any PKC registered dog owned by a current member. Clubs may schedule either a $10, $15, $25, or $50 Open Events at their option. Refer to Chart of Awards for each event. Senior Citizens (members over 50 years of age) and Pups may draw separate casts at Open Events large enough to accommodate separate casts, provided entries are separated in increments of four (4), there is a minimum of four (4) entries per division, and splitting these into separate casts does not create an additional cast at the event. Club is required to furnish adult supervision for youth casts, and Hunt Directors may implement this policy at their discretion. Youth casts are not allowed at Open Events held Monday through Thursday, unless held in conjunction with a major event. SCHEDULING OPEN EVENTS Open Events will be scheduled upon the club's request, based on the schedule of other clubs in the area and the best interests of PKC. Clubs drawing low entries or receiving complaints may have their schedule reduced or cancelled. In areas where there are numerous clubs, a club may be limited to no more than five (5) weekend events per year. Clubs will be permitted to hold one (1) hour $25 Open Events on Friday and Saturday nights provided the event is designated as a one (1) hour event in the Schedule of Events for the respective month in PROHOUND. Hunting time on any late round may be no greater than the hunting time on the early round. Later Entry Deadlines - 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 listing in PROHOUND. Recasting Policies - Open Events For a detailed explanation of all Open Event recasting policies, refer to Hunt Director Instructions in this publication. SPECIAL NOTE - OPEN EVENTS All Open Events held Monday thru Thursday will be one (1) hour events, unless held in conjunction with a Major Event, and advertised in PROHOUND. Page 15

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19 PKC BLUE RIBBON (PRO) EVENTS BLUE RIBBON (PRO) EVENTS Entry Fee...$250 Blue Ribbon Events (Pro Hunts) will be scheduled using Pro Rules and Non- Hunting Judges. Clubs are permitted to use "Hunting" Guides. Entries are to be reserved by calling the PKC Office with the owner's name and account number of the member booking the entry. Entry cannot be canceled. Entries may be transferred to another individual; however, when an entry transfer is handled by the PKC Office, a handling charge of $25 will be assessed to the member requesting the transfer. PKC must be notified of any entry sold to another individual; however, payment of entry fee remains with the original buyer should the person agreeing to buy the entry not show. If the buyer fails to show, the original buyer will be billed $250 if the entry is not sold on the grounds. All amounts due must be paid before the owner, handler and/or dog enters another PKC event. PKC will provide the Hunt Director and required judges. Co-sponsoring Club will receive $750 from PKC and will be responsible for providing and paying all Guides. Club will also be responsible for furnishing six (6) qualified Judges. The format for conducting a Blue Ribbon Event will be: ten (10) casts running early Friday; and six (6) casts running late Friday. All Friday night cast winners will advance to Saturday night. If deemed appropriate by PKC, all sixteen (16) casts may run early with cast winners recasting the same night. Finalists shall compete early on Saturday night. AWARDS Awards will be as follows: 1st Place...$4, nd Place...$1, rd Place...$ th Place...$ Semi-Finalists (12)...$ SPECIAL NOTE PKC reserves the right to cancel any Blue Ribbon (Pro) Event failing to receive a minimum booking of 48 entries as of fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the scheduled event. PRO-RATED AWARDS AND FEES All awards and fees are based on a full entry of sixty-four (64) dogs, and awards will be prorated for less than a full entry. For events not filled, refer to the Blue Ribbon (Pro Hunt) Chart Of Awards below. JUDGE FEES $15 of each entry fee will be used to hire four (4) judges who will be used both rounds on Friday and as needed on Saturday. The following contributions will be made from each entry as designated: National Association Escrow Account...$3.00 Pro Championship Escrow Account...$10.00 Pro Association Escrow Account...$2.50 BLUE RIBBON (PRO) LEADER AWARD A National Blue Ribbon (Pro) Standings will be published monthly in PRO- HOUND consisting of the top money winning dogs in Blue Ribbon (Pro) events. Only money earned in Blue Ribbon Events will count in Pro Standings. The dog winning the most money during the Blue Ribbon Season will receive an award of $1,000 at the conclusion of the season after its earnings and eligibility have been verified by PKC. BLUE RIBBON (PRO) CHAMPIONSHIP A Pro Championship will be held annually. All dogs placing as a semi-finalist at any Blue Ribbon Event during the previous competition year will be eligible to compete. There will be an entry fee. The Pro Championship will be a elimination event and Hunting Judges and Open Event Rules may be used during the first round. The purse for the Pro Championship will be ten ($10) dollars per entry for each entry in all Blue Ribbon Events held during the previous competition year, sponsorship contributions, if any are received, and $3000 (three thousand dollars) provided by PKC. For Late Breaking News about the PKC Blue Ribbon (Pro) Event Program, please visit us online at the PKC Website: PKC CONTACT INFORMATION Should a problem occur at any PKC sanctioned event, please contact one (1) of the following Staff Members: JERRY MOLL...(812) TONY SECOY...(419) KEVIN ROBERSON...(931) MIKE CRANEY...(812) BLUE RIBBON (PRO) HUNT Pro-Rated Chart Of Awards ENT...PROCEEDS...AWARDS...1ST...2ND...3RD...4TH...CW...AMOUNT...CW TOTAL...SPLIT , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Page 17

20 PKC SUPER STAKES PROGRAM By-Laws PKC BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION The PKC Super Stakes Program shall be governed by the PKC Breeders Association. The PKC Breeders' Association is an unincorporated association ("Association") formed by the Professional Kennel Club ("PKC") for the purpose of working together in the breeding, promoting and recognizing of superior PKC registered coonhounds, their owners and breeders. The Association shall be an official advisory and support organization for Professional Kennel Club. BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION OFFICERS The officers of the Breeders' Association shall consist of President, Vice President, Director, Secretary, and Reporter. The President, Vice-President, and Director shall be elected by the membership. The Secretary and Reporter shall be appointed by the Breeders' Association Executive Committee. The officers shall serve a four (4) year term commencing July 1st and expiring June 30th of each election year. Names of members willing to serve shall be placed in nomination by February of each election year. PKC reserves the right to nominate and/or approve any nominees for any office. A ballot shall be prepared by PKC of the nominees and printed in PROHOUND. Members may vote for the member of their choice from the list of nominees or others not on the list. Ballots may be placed in an envelope and given to Hunt Directors or mailed to PKC. Ballots shall be tabulated by PKC and/or its' representatives and representatives of the National Association. The person receiving the most votes shall be President; the runner-up shall be the Vice-President, and the member with the next best vote count shall be the Director. Election results will be published in PROHOUND following each election. MEMBERSHIP Membership shall be open to any member of the PKC National Coonhound Association interested in breeding, promoting and recognizing better coonhounds. Each member must place at least one (1) stud dog in the Super Stakes Sire Program. Membership is for the breeding season and will begin with pups born between November 1st of the previous year and April 30th of the current year for the Fall Division and May 1st and October 31st of the current year for the Spring Division. Any person who becomes a member of the Association agrees to comply with and be bound by the Association's By-Laws. Suspension of Membership Any and all rights and privileges of membership may be suspended and/or revoked by a Disciplinary Committee or PKC. This includes any and all benefits earned as a Breeder and/or Stud Owner. Any member more than thirty (30)- days delinquent in payments to PKC of Super Stake Sire fees may be suspended and will forfeit all rights and funds paid into the Super Stakes Fund. Any member ninety (90) days or more delinquent in payment of Super Stakes Sire Fees shall have his membership revoked. SUPER STAKES SIRE PROGRAM FALL DIVISION The Fall Division Super Stakes Sire Program will include matings of all sires enrolled in the program for the period of September 1st of the previous year until February 28th of the current year. Pups sired by these sires must be born between November 1st of the previous year and April 30th of the current year. SPRING DIVISION The Spring Division Super Stakes Sire Program will include matings of all sires enrolled in the program for the period of March 1st of the current year until August 31st of the current year. Pups sired by these sires must be born between May 1st of the current year and October 31st of the current year. SUPER STAKES SIRE FEES Sire Owners may choose any of the following options and/or enrollment periods for inclusion of their sire(s) in the Super Stakes Sire Program: If Paid By September 30th of the Current Breeding Period...$400 If Paid By October 31st of the Current Breeding Period...$500 If Paid By November 30th of the Current Breeding Period...$600 For Full Year After November 30th...$700 Fall Period Only (November 1st until April 30th)...$350 (Breeding Period - September 1st until February 28th of each breeding season) Spring Period Only (May 1st through October 31st)...$350 (Breeding Period - March 1st until August 31st of each breeding season) SINGLE LITTER ENROLLMENT Breeders (Dam Owners) or Sire Owners may choose to enroll any single litter in the Super Stakes Program. The enrollment fee to enroll a single litter in the Super Stakes Program is $200. PKC FROZEN SEMEN POLICY COLLECTION Prior to collection, sires must be PKC registered and DNA Profiled. The sire's PKC number must be clearly identified and affixed to each and every vial by the collection and storage facility at the time of collection. If the dog being collected and all semen stored and used is under the same ownership, no additional PKC registration numbers will be created. FROZEN SEMEN TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP If the ownership of frozen semen breeding units are transferred to another member(s) for future use there must be a bill of sale created, signed and dated by all sellers and buyers involved. There must also be a written statement provided by the storage facility indicating the physical transfer of the semen. When this bill of sale and facility statement are received by PKC there will be a new, unique registration number generated for this particular semen now owned by the new purchaser(s). This is to ensure proper "sire owner" credit is given from pup earnings. FROZEN SEMEN AND PKC SUPER STAKES PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY Frozen semen breeding units may be entered into the PKC Super Stakes Program just as a live sire. All the same rules apply for first time enrollment, fall and spring divisions and/or individual litters. If frozen semen for a particular dog is owned by more than one individual or partnership, each unique registration number must be entered into the program individually. USING FROZEN SEMEN FOR BREEDING When breeding with frozen semen, use the standard litter application and mail the yellow copy to PKC within fifteen (15) days of the breeding. Please note on the application that frozen semen was used along with the insemination facility's name and phone number. REGISTERING LITTERS FROM FROZEN SEMEN When registering a litter from frozen semen insemination, use the standard litter application and mail the white copy to PKC with all blanks filled out completely. Please note on the application that frozen semen was used along with the insemination facility's name and phone number. SUPER STAKES CHAMPIONSHIP(S) All certified pups will be eligible to enter Super Stakes Championship(s) the following three (3) years. Super Stakes Escrow Funds shall be included in the winner's purse of the Super Stakes Championships as follows: Sophomore Division (One-Year Olds)...20% Junior Division (Two-Year Olds)...30% Senior Division (Three-Year Olds)...50% NOTE: Refer to the Events Section of this publication for complete details concerning each division of the Super Stakes(s) Championships. Hunt Format The Hunt format for the Super Stakes Championship(s) shall be determined by PKC, after requesting advice from the PKC National Association Executive Committee. Refer to the Events section of this publication for details regarding the Super Stakes Championship(s). PUP INSPECTION A representative of PKC and/or the PKC National Association must be allowed by the Breeder to inspect any litter of pups sired by a Super Stakes Sire to insure that date of birth is correct. PKC and/or the PKC National Association reserves the right to perform a random check for correct birth dates of any Super Stakes litter. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT Stud dog must be permanently registered with PKC and DNA profiled. SIRE FEES PAYMENT REQUIREMENT If a member becomes more than thirty (30)-days delinquent in payments to PKC or the Super Stakes Escrow Fund, his/her stud dog may be expelled and notification placed in PROHOUND that pups sired by that dog will not be eligible for Page 18

21 PKC SUPER STAKES PROGRAM By-Laws participation in any PKC sanctioned events. Member will not be eligible for any awards earned under the Breeder Of The Year or the Sire Of The Year Program. All previous balances due from owner must be paid before any stud dog can be enrolled in the current year's program. DNA PROFILE REQUIREMENT Stud Dogs All Stud dogs placed in the Super Stakes must be DNA profiled in order to be DNA matched with pups they sire. PKC will provide sire owner with testing kit for a cost of $5. The sire owner will collect the sample from his sire and mail to PKC for testing. Dams (Females) All dams (females) must be DNA profiled. In the event a female has not been DNA profiled at the time of breeding, the Sire Owner agrees to DNA test all females bred to his sire and mail the DNA sample to PKC along with the breeding certificate. Breeders will be required to pay for and acquire a DNA profile fee for the dam (female) before the pups are litter registered. BREEDING CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENT Sire Owner will complete the breeding certificate portion of a litter enrollment form, provide Breeder with the original, and mail second copy, along with DNA sample for female, if needed, to PKC within fifteen (15) days after breeding. Breeding Certificates received more than fifteen (15) days after the breeding date will cause a late fee of $20 to be assessed to the Sire Owner. LITTER ENROLLMENT FORM REQUIREMENT Breeder will complete the litter enrollment form and mail to PKC within sixty (60) days after pups are born. Litter enrollment forms received more than sixty (60) days after the litter's date of birth will cause the following late fees to be assessed to the Breeder (Dam Owner): More Than 60 Days But Less Than 90 Days...$20 More Than 90 Days But Less Than 120 Days...$40 More Than 120 Days But Less Than 150 Days...$60 More Than 150 Days But Less Than 180 Days...$80 More Than 180 Days...$100 Right to Refuse - Litter Registration Application PKC may refuse to register any litter when the Breeder and/or Sire Owner have not presented the breeding certificate and the litter registration on time. No dog can be litter registered with PKC after one-year old. REPLACEMENT OF STUD DOG(S) If a stud dog dies or is incapacitated, he may be replaced with another eligible dog for the remainder of the year at no additional cost, provided a death certificate or the dog's registration papers is presented by the dog's owner to PKC. If member chooses not to replace expired or incapacitated dog for the remainder of the year, the unused portion of the enrollment fees cannot be refunded. Pups from the new dog that are bred after the date of enrollment of the replacement sire will be eligible for the Super Stakes Championship(s). MEMBER BENEFITS A computer listing of all litters registered with PKC, sired by his stud dog upon written request. A computer listing of all pups permanently registered with PKC along with the name of their owner upon written request. A monthly listing in PROHOUND of his stud dog's participation in the Super Stakes Program. A quarterly listing of the current top three (3) reproducing males and females of each recognized Breed in PROHOUND. STUD OWNER AWARDS The Owner of the Sire of the Super Stakes Winner(s) shall receive an amount equal to ten (10%) percent of the award earned by pup(s) from his sire, provided he is a member in good standing at the time of breeding and at the time the pup wins the award, with no exceptions. Any member whose membership has lapsed between the breeding date of the litter and the time the pup wins an award in the Super Stakes Championship(s) will have his Sire Owner awards reduced to seventy-five (75%) of the original amount due. PKC reserves the right to deduct any amount(s) due to PKC before awards are paid. BREEDER AWARDS The Breeder (Dam Owner) of the Dam (Female) of the Super Stakes Winner(s) shall receive an amount equal to ten (10%) percent of the award earned by pup(s) from his dam, provided he is a member in good standing at the time of breeding and at the time the pup wins the award, with no exceptions. Any member whose membership has lapsed between the breeding date of the litter and the time the pup wins an award in the Super Stakes Championship(s) will have his Breeder awards reduced to seventy-five (75%) of the original amount due. PKC reserves the right to deduct any amount(s) due to PKC before awards are paid. PAYMENT PLANS Payment plans available upon approval of PKC management. LIMITS OF ENROLLMENT No hound may be entered as a sire later than sixty (60) days after each breeding season ends without prior approval from PKC. ESCROW ACCOUNT The Escrow Account shall include all sire fees and pup certification fees, less 25% which will be retained by PKC for management of the Escrow Account and the Super Stakes Program. Awards for the Super Stakes Championship(s) shall be 75% of the remaining fund balance for each respective period. Super Stakes eligible pups shall be certified to compete in the Super Stakes Championship(s) according to the fee schedule outlined below. DISTRIBUTION OF LITTER REGISTRATION FEES The per pup litter registration fees outlined in the Registration section of this publication will contribute to the awards purse for each respective Super Stakes Championship. The $6 per pup litter registration fees per period, less PKC administration fees, will be included in the awards purse for each respective Super Stakes Championship. PKC may retain a maximum of forty (40%) of the per pup litter registration fees. This $6 per pup fee will be credited to the awards purse of each Super Stakes Championship as follows: Sophomore Division (One-Year Olds)...$1 per litter registered pup Junior Division (Two-Year Olds)...$2 per litter registered pup Senior Division (Three-Year Olds)...$3 per litter registered pup CERTIFICATION FEE SCHEDULE OPTION #1 - CERTIFICATION BY BREEDER Breeders will be permitted to certify each live pup in a specific litter before the age of six (6) months for a fee of $25 per pup, provided all live pups in the litter are certified at the same time. The registration papers of any deceased pup must be returned to the PKC Office for processing in the PKC database before the remaining pups can be certified at this special rate. SPECIAL NOTE This fee does not include transfer of ownership to the new owner of any pup. That member will be required to pay $20 to transfer the pup to his ownership and store a DNA sample of the pup for future profiling before the pup reaches nine (9) months old. ANY PUP NOT LITTER CERTIFIED (PAID UP) BY THE BREEDER (DAM OWNER) MAY BE CERTIFIED TO COMPETE IN THE SUPER STAKES(S) CHAMPIONSHIP BY THE NEW OWNER ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE: OPTION #2 - CERTIFICATION BY PUP OWNER Pup Owners will be permitted to certify any eligible pup for the Super Stakes Program according to the following schedule on an individual basis: Before Six (6) Months Old...$60 This fee includes Super Stakes certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and storage of a DNA sample for future use. Six (6) Months Old But Less Than Nine (9) Months Old...$110 This fee includes Super Stakes certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and storage of a DNA sample for future use. Nine (9) Months Old But Less Than Twelve (12) Months Old...$210 This fee would include Super Stakes certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and storage of a DNA sample for future use. Page 19

22 PKC SUPER STAKES PROGRAM By-Laws Twelve (12) Months Old But Less Than Fifteen (15) Months Old...$310 This fee would include SUPER STAKES certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and a complete DNA profile. Fifteen (15) Months Old Or Older...$410 This fee includes Super Stakes certification, transfer of ownership with permanent registration to the new owner, and a complete DNA profile. SIRE OF THE YEAR - FALL DIVISION A Fall Division Sire of the Year will be recognized in November three (3) years following the current year and will receive an award of ten (10%) percent of the total awards from the Escrow Fund for that specific period. The Fall Division Sire of the Year will be the sire whose top five (5) pups, born during the respective Super Stakes Season, have the highest total of accumulated earnings in PKC Open Events from birth until September 30th prior to their Senior Super Stakes Championship. Only the top five (5) pups produced by each sire will be considered for determining the Fall Division Super Stakes Sire of the Year Award. The Top Five (5) pups must be DNA profiled before awards will be disbursed. Sire Owner's account must be current and in good standing with PKC to be eligible for the award. These requirements will be strictly enforced, with no exceptions. Awards will be disbursed as follows: $500 will be awarded to the Sire Owner of the leading sire of each recognized breed, excluding the leading breed, whose pups have the highest total of accumulated earnings from birth until September 30th prior to their Senior Super Stakes Championship, provided there was a minimum of six (6) sires of the respective breed enrolled in the Super Stakes Sire Program for the respective period. The remaining awards will be distributed as follows: 1st Place...50% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $8,000 2nd Place...25% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $5,500 3rd Place...15% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $3,700 4th Place...10% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $2,300 Remaining Funds (if any) Any remaining funds will be divided equally between the owners of the next four (4) sires in the standings, up to a maximum of $1,000 each. Any remaining funds will be distributed in equal increments of four (4) up to a maximum of $1,000 each. SIRE OF THE YEAR - SPRING DIVISION A Spring Division Sire of the Year will be recognized in May three (3) years following the current year and will receive an award of ten (10%) percent of the total awards from the Escrow Fund for that specific period. The Spring Division Sire of the Year will be the sire whose top five (5) pups, born during the respective Super Stakes Season, have the highest total of accumulated earnings in PKC Open Events from birth until March 31st prior to their Senior Super Stakes Championship. Only the top five (5) pups produced by each sire will be considered for determining the Spring Division Sire of the Year Award. The top five (5) pups must be DNA profiled before awards will be disbursed. Sire Owner's account must be current and in good standing with PKC to be eligible for the award. These requirements will be strictly enforced, with no exceptions. Awards will be disbursed as follows: $500 will be awarded to the Sire Owner of the leading sire of each recognized breed, excluding the leading breed, whose pups have the highest total of accumulated earnings from birth until March 31st prior to their Senior Super Stakes Championship, provided there was a minimum of six (6) sires of the respective breed enrolled in the Super Stakes Sire Program for the respective period. The remaining awards will be distributed as follows: 1st Place...50% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $8,000 2nd Place...25% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $5,500 3rd Place...15% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $3,700 4th Place...10% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $2,300 Remaining Funds (if any) Any remaining funds will be divided equally between the next four (4) stud dogs in the standings, up to a maximum of $1,000 each. Any remaining funds will be distributed in equal increments of four (4) up to a maximum of $1,000 each. BREEDER OF THE YEAR - FALL DIVISION A Fall Division Breeder of the Year will be recognized in November three (3) years following the current year and will receive an award of ten (10%) percent of the total awards from the Escrow Fund for that specific period. The Fall Division Breeder of the Year will be the Breeder whose top five (5) pups, born during the respective Super Stakes Season, have the highest total of accumulated earnings in PKC Open Events from birth until September 30th prior to their Senior Super Stakes Championship. Only the top five (5) pups produced by each Breeder will be considered for determining the Fall Division Breeder of The Year Award. The top five (5) pups must be DNA profiled before awards will be disbursed. Breeder's account must be current and in good standing with PKC to be eligible for the award. These requirements will be strictly enforced, with no exceptions. Awards will be disbursed as follows: $500 will be awarded to the leading Breeder of each recognized breed, excluding the leading breed, whose pups have the highest total of accumulated earnings from birth until September 30th prior to their Senior Super Stakes Championship, provided there was a minimum of six (6) sires of the respective breed enrolled in the Super Stakes Sire Program for the respective period. The remaining awards will be distributed as follows: 1st Place...50% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $8,000 2nd Place...25% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $5,500 3rd Place...15% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $3,700 4th Place...10% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $2,300 Remaining Funds (if any) Any remaining funds will be divided equally between the owners of the next four (4) Breeders in the standings, up to a maximum of $1,000 each. Any remaining funds will be distributed in equal increments of four (4) up to a maximum of $1,000 each. BREEDER OF THE YEAR - SPRING DIVISION A Spring Division Breeder of the Year will be recognized in May three (3) years following the current year and will receive an award of ten (10%) percent of the total awards from the Escrow Fund for that specific period. The Spring Division Breeder of the Year will be the Breeder whose top five (5) pups, born during the respective Super Stakes Season, have the highest total of accumulated earnings in PKC Open Events from birth until March 31st prior to their Senior Super Stakes Championship. Only the top five (5) pups produced by each Breeder will be considered for determining the Spring Division Breeder of The Year Award. The top five (5) pups must be DNA profiled before awards will be disbursed. Breeder's account must be current and in good standing with PKC to be eligible for the award. These requirements will be strictly enforced, with no exceptions. Awards will be disbursed as follows: $500 will be awarded to the leading Breeder of each recognized breed, excluding the leading breed, whose pups have the highest total of accumulated earnings from birth until March 31st prior to their Senior Super Stakes Championship, provided there was a minimum of six (6) sires of the respective breed enrolled in the Super Stakes Sire Program for the respective period. The remaining awards will be distributed as follows: 1st Place...50% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $8,000 2nd Place...25% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $5,500 3rd Place...15% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $3,700 4th Place...10% of the Fund Balance up to a maximum of $2,300 Remaining Funds (if any) Any remaining funds will be divided equally between the next four (4) Breeders in the standings, up to a maximum of $1,000 each. Any remaining funds will be distributed in equal increments of four (4) up to a maximum of $1,000 each. SUPER STAKES ELIGIBILITY CHART Refer to Page #1 of this pubication for a Chart of Super Stakes Eligibility Periods for Super Stakes pups according to date fo birth. CONFLICTS / DISPUTES The PKC National Association Executive Committee and/or PKC shall arbitrate any disputes or conflicts of the PKC Breeders' Association. Their decision shall be final, without exception. Page 20

23 Paul has been feeding Black Gold for over 10 years to winning hounds such as She s Not Easy When asked what it takes to make a top hound perform in competition, longtime competition hunter Paul Sheffield replied, Lots of long nights in the woods and feed that will give them that Extra Edge like Black Gold. Thanks to Mr. John Allen and his Black Gold Team in striving to produce a Top Quality Dog Feed. Page 21

24 PKC YOUTH PROGRAM YOUTH PROGRAM To compete in any part of the PKC Youth Program, the youth must be a paid up member of PKC. It is the youth's responsibility to enter events in the proper category based upon their current age. Should any awards be earned in an ineligible category, those awards must be returned and will not be credited to the ineligible youth. Youth hunters must conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Inappropriate actions such as use of profanity and lewd behavior may be reviewed by a disciplinary committee and could result in probation and/or suspension from the Youth Program. Event Earnings for eligible youth will be recorded for placement in the annual PKC National Youth Standings, PKC State Youth Standings and the PKC Monthly Youth Standings. The PKC National Youth Standings will also be used to determine Youth qualification for the PKC Youth World Championship and the PKC National Championship. All scholarship awards earned must be used for college expenses by the individual winning the award. All winners must enter an accredited college and apply for his scholarship awards by age twenty-one (21). Any scholarship award not used will be returned to the PKC General Youth Scholarship Fund. YOUTH GROUPS The PKC Youth Program consists of two youth groups as follows: TEEN (Ages 13-17) PKC members reaching the age of thirteen (13), but under the age of eighteen (18) and have not yet graduated from High School as of October 1st of the current competition year that are full time students. Eligible members must provide proof of age (birth certificate or another acceptable document) and full time student status to compete. PRE-TEEN (ages 12 and under) PKC members under the age of thirteen (13) as of October first of the current year that are full time students. Eligible members must provide proof of age (birth certificate) and full time student status to compete. *Note: Youth hunters in the Pre-Teen category must have a parent or guardian accompany them when competing in PKC events. SPECIAL NOTE ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS PRESENTED FOR PROOF OF AGE AND FULL TIME STUDENT STATUS SHALL BE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF PKC. PKC YOUTH ONLY EVENTS Clubs may schedule "Youth Only" events as stand alone events or in conjunction with other Open Events. PKC Youth Events will be conducted under Open Event Rules and the entry fee will be determined by the host club. Youth hunters may be separated into the two (2) age groups, but additional casts may not be created. Clubs must provide qualified non-hunting judges if needed and sufficient hunting and non-hunting guides. NOTE: Please see non-hunting judge requirement below. YOUTH QUALIFYING EVENTS Clubs may schedule a Youth Qualifying Event limited to youth handlers. Entry fee will be determined by the host club, with awards being paid as in any Open Event. The winner of any Youth Qualifying Event will become eligible to compete in the Youth World Championship the following competition season. YOUTH COMPETING IN PKC OPEN EVENTS Youth Casts will not be available at weeknight Open Events with an entry fee of $25 or less. Youth handlers may compete in these events but must be drawn to casts randomly just as any other handler. Be sure to note "Youth Handler" on the entry slip, Hunt Report and Earnings Receipt. Clubs are permitted to offer "Youth Casts" at any Weekend or Major Open Event, provided the following requirements are met: A minimum of four (4) Youth Hunters must enter the Open Event, and entries must be received in equal increments of four (4). Youth may be separated by the two age groups, but additional casts may not be created. Club must furnish a qualified non-hunting judge for each cast if needed. Separate drawing of Youth Casts can not cause any additional casts. NON-HUNTING JUDGE REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUTH CASTS Non-hunting Judges for Youth Casts must be provided by the sponsoring club. Judges must be current PKC members in good standing and qualified to judge. No parent or legal guardian of a Youth Handler may judge that youth in a PKC Youth Cast. No full or part owner of a dog being handled by a Youth Handler may judge that youth or dog in a PKC Youth Cast. Non-Hunting Youth Judges will conduct the cast in accordance with Rule 1-F of the PKC Open Event Rules. PKC NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERS A top twenty (20) National Youth Standings for both age groups combined will be kept and published in PROHOUND monthly of all Open Event Awards. Competition year will begin on October 1st of the previous year and end on September 30th of the current year. Scholarship awards will be presented to the top four (4) handlers as follows: First...$4,000 Second...$2,000 Third...$1,000 Fourth...$750 In addition, the top four (4) handlers in the National Youth Standings will receive the following cash awards: First...$2,000 Second...$1,000 Third...$750 Fourth...$500 PKC YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The PKC Youth World Championship will be conducted annually in conjunction with the PKC World Championship and will consist of all handlers from both age groups in the National Youth Standings who have earned at least $100 in PKC awards or any Youth Qualifying Event winners during the previous competition season. The two youth age groups, Pre-Teen and Teen, will be drawn separately as far into the competition as possible, but will all be competing for a berth into the Final Four. Youth Handlers may participate with any PKC registered dog, regardless of the dog's lifetime earnings. Scholarship awards will be presented as follows: First...$4,000 Second...$2,000 Third...$1,000 Fourth...$750 PAYMENT OF YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Payment of scholarship awards may be made to accredited colleges, universities, and technical schools at the sole discretion of PKC. Scholarship awards will be retained in an escrow account by PKC, and payments will be made to eligible winners in a timely manner. For more information regarding the eligibility of a specific college, university, or technical school, as well as, the eligibility period for scholarship awards earned, please contact the PKC Office. YOUTH HANDLER SHOWDOWN PKC will recognize the top Youth Handler in certain Open Events each month from October of the previous year until September of the present year with a berth in the annual Youth Handler Showdown, which shall be on a date and at a time subsequent to October of the current competition season as determined by PKC. A sponsor, if any, may choose to award each month's winner with some type of prize package. This shall be at the sole discretion of the sponsor and PKC. Eligibility Requirements Youth Handler must be registered with PKC and must meet the age limit requirements outlined in Youth Groups above. Youth Handlers will compete in a single elimination format to be determined by PKC management. Page 22

25 PKC YOUTH PROGRAM Awards Winners will received the following awards: First...$1,000 Second...$500 Third...$300 Fourth...$200 The following additional rules and requirements will apply: A Youth Handler may win only one (1) berth in the "Youth Handler Showdown". In the event a Youth Handler earns a berth in the Youth Handler Showdown more than once, he will earn the title and the monthly leader award, if any is available, but the berth in the Youth Handler Showdown will be awarded to the next eligible dog on the list for the respective month. Dogs will compete under Pro Rules with paid judges. Any question or situation not specifically covered in these rules will be resolved by the National Association Executive Committee and PKC management. Owners and handlers agree to allow the National Association Executive Committee and PKC to rule on any question involved in this event. Owners and handlers further agree, by their participation in this event, to abide by any decision of the National Association Executive Committee and PKC or their designated representative(s). Any and all rules pertaining to the Youth Handler Showdown may be changed as necessary at the sole discretion of PKC. YOUTH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP A Youth State Championship will be conducted in conjunction with all annual State Championships. The event will be held on the opposite night of the respective State Championship. A PKC State Youth Champion will be determined in an elimination event of any eligible Youth Hunter wishing to compete in the event. The following rules and regulations will also apply: State Youth Championships will be conducted under PKC Open Event Rules. Entry Fee will be $30, to allow for payment of a $5 Guide Fee. No prior earnings are required for a youth Hunter to compete in State Youth Championship. There shall be a minimum requirement of two (2) entrants and a nonhunting judge in order to conduct a State Youth Championship. Once a Youth Hunter has earned the title of any State, he/she shall be come ineligible for further participation in any remaining State Youth Championships for the respective year. State Association and/or Cosponsoring Club may provide an Added Purse for the State Youth Championship, at their discretion. Championship cast will be required to compete for placement and the title of State Youth Champion. These recognized State Youth Champions will qualify for the National Championship the following year. FOR LATE BREAKING NEWS ABOUT THE PKC YOUTH PROGRAM, PLEASE VISIT US ONLINE AT THE PKC WEBSITE: PKC CONTACT INFORMATION Should a problem occur at any PKC sanctioned event, please contact one (1) of the following Staff Members: JERRY MOLL...(812) TONY SECOY...(419) KEVIN ROBERSON...(931) MIKE CRANEY...(812) REGISTRATION NUMBERS PREFIX EXPLANATIONS O...Permanently Registered D...Permanently Registered with DNA Sample on file C...Permanently Registered with DNA Profile OP...Litter Registered, not Super Stakes eligible (Temporary Pup Papers) OLS...Litter Registered, Super Stakes Certified (Temporary Pup Papers) OPS...Super Stakes eligible, not certified (Temporary Pup Papers) DIS...Super Stakes eligible and certified with a DNA sample on file CIS...Super Stakes eligible and certified with a complete DNA profile F...DNA Profiled Without Parentage Match ON...Permanently Registered, not Super Stakes certified DN...Permanently Registered, DNA sample on file, not Super Stakes certified CN...Permanently Registered, DNA Profile, not Super Stakes certified Page 23

26 PKC HUNT DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS Open Events TAKING ENTRIES Entries will be taken on peel off labels. Be sure dog's name and PKC number are recorded accurately to identify the dog as it is presently registered with PKC. Always use complete PKC registration number, not just last five (5) digits. The Owner s and Handler's name and account numbers should also be verified and written on the entry slip. No person is allowed to participate in a PKC sanctioned event without first becoming a member of the PKC National Association. Any person who has previously applied for membership and has not received his membership number must present the receipt of membership application (yellow copy) to the Hunt Director before being allowed to enter a PKC sanctioned event. All membership and registration fees must be paid before the cast member leaves for the woods for any awards earned at the specific event to be credited toward the dog's earnings. Entries should be taken with ball point pen only. Many other markers will fade when wet and become illegible. It is the Handler's responsibility to provide the correct dog's name and PKC number, registered Owner's Name and Account Number, Handler's Name and Account Number and to insure that both the Owner and Handler have a current membership. Dogs will not receive credit for awards earned if the dog, owner and handler information is not current and/or accurate. SPECIAL NOTE Dogs entered in Pup Derbies or Pup Casts must have an "I" included in the prefix of its' PKC registration number and must be less than three (3) years old on November 1st of the current year to be eligible to compete. ENTRY DEADLINE Entries may not close until the advertised deadline. Later entry deadlines during summer months will be available upon request. To schedule later deadlines, the club must contact the PKC office early enough to allow time for advertisement in PROHOUND. Hunt Director may take entries after advertised deadline at their discretion. However, 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. MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION Membership and registration forms are included in hunt materials. Membership and dog registrations may be taken at the event. These new members and new dogs will be allowed to compete in the event. The word "pending" should be written in the blanks asking for PKC number, Owner's and/or Handler's account number. Completed forms and fees are to be included with the Hunt Report. Membership and Registration applications are in two-part forms. Please sign the form when completed and give the duplicate to the member to be used to enter other events until his papers and/or membership is/are returned. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NOMINATIONS Hunt Directors may accept World Championship Nominations; however the awards earned at the event that night will not count toward "free entry" qualification. Only awards earned after the nomination application and fees have been received by PKC will count toward "free entry" qualification. Nomination fees received from November 1st until January 31st will be $50. Nominations postmarked after January 31st will be $100. JUDGES Judges should be selected from the entrants the Hunt Director feels are most qualified to conduct a cast. If possible, use Judges who are not members of the sponsoring club and do not live in the local area. Club members and members who live in the local area should serve as Hunting Guides. After determining number of Judges needed, and selecting Judges, contact each member and ask if they will agree to serve. Extra effort should be given to teach hunters new to PKC how to judge a cast. NON-HUNTING JUDGES A Non-Hunting Judge may be assigned to any early round cast at the Hunt Director's discretion even after it has been drawn. He will serve in the same capacity and authority as a Hunting Judge. He will be an additional voting member of a cast. Judge must be a current PKC member. A qualified Non-Hunting Judge must be assigned to the final cast. NON-HUNTING CAST MEMBER A Non-Hunting Cast Member may be assigned to any cast at the Hunt Director's discretion. He will be an additional voting member of a cast in the event of a question. This cast member is not required to be a PKC member. Cast may be assigned a "Hunting Judge" and/or a "Non-Hunting Cast Member". GUIDE Hunt Director should ask entrants if they are willing to guide their cast. Their hunting area should be close enough to allow the cast to compete for the duration of the hunt and safely return to the clubhouse before the deadline. If possible, hunting territory should be where the cast can compete safely for the duration of the hunt without calling time and moving. Clubs should use area "hunting guides" first, area "non-hunting guides" second and out of area "hunting guides" as the third option. No person will be permitted to guide a cast in a raccoon controlled environment (enclosed pens, etc). CAST DRAWING PROCEDURE 1. Hunt Director should begin drawing casts immediately following the deadline, but never later than thirty (30) minutes after the advertised deadline. Note: Open Events may not be held with less than three (3) entries. 2. Determine total number of entries and number of casts needed. 3. Prepare required scorecards with all information completed, including deadline to return scorecards. 4. Select required Judges from the entry labels and affix one to each scorecard. 5. Select the required number of guides from the entry labels and place in the "Guide" container. 6. Prepare one blank entry label for each three (3) dog cast, if any. Write "three (3) dog cast" on each and include them in the "Hunters" container with all remaining entry labels. 7. Once all entry labels are in their containers to ensure a "blind" draw, allow each Judge to draw his cast. Judge should draw a guide first, and then the remainder of cast, checking to be sure that no person owns or co-owns more than one (1) entry per cast. Be sure that the names of the Judge and Guide are indicated on the top of the scorecard. 8. Announce the number of dogs, the payout and the deadline, and then call casts. SENIOR CITIZENS CASTS Handlers over 50 years of age may be allowed to draw separate casts. Mark the back of the entry form to indicate handlers over 50 and select Judges and Guides for over 50 cast(s) and allow them to draw only from those entries. Hunt Director should insure that handlers do not use this provision to draw or not draw a particular dog, Guide or Judge. YOUTH CASTS IN OPEN EVENTS Youth Casts are not available at weeknight Open Events with an entry fee of $25 or less. Youth Handlers may compete in these events but must be drawn to casts randomly just as any other handler. Be sure to note "Youth Handler" on the entry slip, Hunt Report and Earnings Receipt. It is the youth's responsibility to enter events in the proper category based upon their current age. Clubs are permitted to offer "Youth Casts" at any Weekend Open Event or Major Weeknight (Mon-Thu) Open Event hunt held in conjunction with a Major Event. To be considered as being held in conjunction with a Major Event will require an Added Purse of $500 or more. Also, provided the following requirements are met: 1. A minimum of four (4) Youth Hunters must enter the Open Event, and entries must be received in equal increments of four (4). 2. Youth Hunters may be separated by the two (2) age groups, but additional casts may not be created. 3. Club must furnish adult supervision for each youth cast that may judge if needed. This adult must be a current PKC member in good standing. The adult's name and PKC number must be listed on the scorecard and they must sign the scorecard assuring the validity of the cast. 4. If Non-Hunting Judges are used on Youth Casts, they will be provided by the club and must be qualified to judge. No parent or legal guardian of a Youth Handler may judge that youth in a PKC Youth Cast. No full or part owner of a dog being handled by a Youth Handler may judge that youth or dog in a PKC Youth Cast. Non-Hunting Youth Judges will conduct their casts in accordance with Rule 1-F of the PKC Open Event Rules. 5. Separate drawing of Youth Casts can not cause any additional casts. Page 24

27 PKC HUNT DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS Open Events DEADLINE Deadline for cast winner and scorecard to be back at the clubhouse for recasting should be announced and written on the scorecard (see below). Allow as much time as possible for completion of the first cast and collecting dogs for recasting. If possible, deadline for recasting should not be less than five (5) hours after dogs are drawn out in a two (2) hour hunt and four (4) hours in a one (1) hour hunt. RECASTING (HUNTING OFF) OPEN EVENT FINALS FOR PLACEMENT A. WEEKEND HUNTS WITH MORE THAN SIXTEEN (16) ENTRIES A deadline will be announced and noted on scorecard for cast winners to be back to the clubhouse. Finalists will be the top four (4) cast winners whose scorecard is presented to the Hunt Director by the advertised deadline to be considered for placement; dog is not required to be present. If scorecard is not back, cast winner is not eligible to compete in the final cast and next highest cast winner will be selected. The final four (4) dogs will be placed on the final cast scorecard. Any finalist's dog not on the grounds to answer roll call will be scratched from the final cast and will receive last place. The top four (4) cast winners may recast to determine placement. Only one (1) member requesting recasting will be necessary for recasting to be required. If all members of the final cast agree, awards will be divided (split) equally. In order for the first place winner to receive all of an Added Purse, two (2) finalists must vote to hunt for it all. If this two (2) finalist requirement is not met, the Added Purse will be divided equally (split) between all finalists. B. WEEKEND HUNTS WITH SIXTEEN (16) ENTRIES OR LESS A deadline will be announced and noted on scorecard for cast winners to be back to the clubhouse. However, if all entrants and the Hunt Director unanimously agree, awards will be split and win slips may be taken on casts and no deadline will be set. In this case it is the Hunt Director's responsibility to collect the scorecards and win slip copies to be sent to PKC with the Hunt Report on time. All cast winners will automatically be finalists and will be placed on the final cast scorecard. Any finalist's dog not on the grounds to answer roll call will be scratched from the final cast and will receive last place. The finalists may recast to determine placement. Only one (1) finalist requesting recasting will be necessary for recasting to be required. If all members of the final cast agree, awards will be divided (split) equally. In order for the first place winner to receive all of an Added Purse, two (2) finalists must vote to hunt for it all. If this two (2) finalist requirement is not met, the Added Purse will be divided equally (split) between all finalists. C. WEEKNIGHT HUNTS WITH MORE THAN SIXTEEN (16) ENTRIES LESS THAN $500 ADDED PURSE A deadline will be announced and noted on scorecard for cast winners to be back to the clubhouse. Finalists will be the top four (4) cast winners whose scorecard is presented to the Hunt Director by the advertised deadline to be considered for placement; dog is not required to be present. If scorecard is not back, cast winner is not eligible to compete in final cast and next highest cast winner will be selected. The final four (4) dogs will be placed on the final cast scorecard. All finalists must request to hunt before recasting will be required on weeknight hunts unless held in conjunction with a major event (see below). If any one (1) finalist elects to split, all finalists will receive an equal split of awards. D. WEEKNIGHT HUNTS WITH SIXTEEN ENTRIES OR LESS LESS THAN $500 ADDED PURSE A deadline will be announced and noted on scorecard for cast winners to be back to the clubhouse. However, if all entrants and the Hunt Director unanimously agree, awards will be split and win slips may be taken on casts and no deadline will be set. In this case it is the Hunt Director's responsibility to collect the scorecards and win slip copies to be sent to PKC with the Hunt Report on time. All cast winners will automatically be finalists and will be placed on the final cast scorecard; dog is not required to be present. If deadline has been set and scorecard has been returned by deadline, but dog is unavailable, cast winner shall receive an equal split of awards. If scorecard does not make deadline, cast winner will be awarded last place and other cast winners will split remaining places. All finalists must request to hunt before recasting will be required on weeknight hunts unless held in conjunction with a major event (see below). If any one (1) finalist elects to split, all finalists will receive an equal split of awards. E. ADDED PURSE WEEKNIGHT (MON-THU) HUNTS HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MAJOR EVENT Any event to be considered as being held in conjunction with a major event will require an Added Purse of $500 or more. All weeknight events will be onehour hunts, unless listed differently in the Schedule Of Events in PROHOUND. All events held Monday through Thursday with an Added Purse of $500 or more will require only one member of the final cast voting to recast for recasting to be required, unless specified differently at the request of the sponsoring club and listed in the Schedule Of Events in PROHOUND. In order for the first place winner to receive all of an Added Purse, two (2) finalists must vote to hunt for it all. If this two (2) finalist requirement is not met, the Added Purse will be divided equally (split) between all finalists. CERTIFYING SCORECARD Be sure that at least three (3) cast members have signed the scorecard certifying it to be accurate. No scorecard may be considered for placement in the event if it has not been certified by at least three (3) cast members. Handlers shall sign his/her name followed by the winning score he/she is certifying and the dog's name and/or scorecard position of the cast winner. Should any Handler leave the cast for any reason before cast hunting time is completed, he/she shall sign the scorecard and record the name of the dog and/or the scorecard position of said dog with the dog's score at that time, in addition to the amount of hunting time remaining in the cast. All casts must be completed with at least three (3) members to certify the scorecard. For procedure to add a third voting member to a cast, see Open Event Rules. PANEL QUESTION Any Handler has the right to question the scoring of any dog in the cast. Questions must be placed on the scorecard at the time the dog is scored or should have been scored. Questions must be submitted to the Judge and remaining cast members to be resolved by a majority vote. If any cast member is dissatisfied with the majority decision, that decision may be brought to a Question Panel to be heard after the cast is finished by placing a deposit of $25 with the Judge at the time of the question. No deposit is required when cast has voted but does not have a majority, such as a 2-2 vote. Hunt Director will assemble a panel of three (3) qualified people to hear the question. Panel members should be current PKC members; however the best qualified personnel available who have no interest in the outcome of the cast may be used even if they are not PKC members. The Handler with the question should quote the rule violation to the Question Panel whenever possible. The Question Panel Chairman should show the rule used to reach their decision to the cast members. The $25 question deposit will not be refunded later in the cast if the Handler changes his mind. However, the Handler may choose to drop the question and forfeit the deposit at the end of the cast if it is agreeable with all cast members. Handler may sign an IOU on the back of the scorecard, which must be paid before the question is heard. If the Panel finds in favor of the questioning Handler, the deposit will be returned and the scorecard changed to reflect the change. If the Panel finds against the question, the deposit will be forfeited to the Sponsoring Club. Panel decision is final, unless appealed by complainant. Any question concerning misconduct by an Owner or Handler will be considered as provided by the PKC National Association By-Laws. In these cases a report should be filed with the Hunt Director before leaving the hunt site. NOTE: In the event a club is unable to provide a question panel, and the question is dealt with by the PKC Staff, any question fees due to the Club will be forfeited to PKC. GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING A PANEL QUESTION 1. Seat the Panel and cast members and introduce Panel members. 2. Advise cast members of who will be the Panel Chairman, and request that he be seated in the middle of the other two panel members. 3. Determine if there is a problem/conflict with any panel members, replace if needed. 4. Keep the scorecard face down at all times; make sure question section is filled out properly and $25 deposit has been paid, if required. 5. Ask the Judge if this situation was voted on (under Open Event Rules) and/or questioned with a deposit (or IOU) at the appropriate time Note: A 2-2 vote under Open Event Rules requires no deposit. 6. If the question was not presented properly, explain that the question cannot be heard and excuse all cast and panel members. 7. If question was presented properly, continue. 8. Advise cast members that everyone will be allowed to give his/her statement, but advise and insist that each cast member respect the other while he/she is speaking by holding any comments until the person speaking has finished. 9. Ask the cast member with the question to explain the situation, quoting the rule infraction if possible and state the remedy being sought. 10. Allow the remaining cast members to explain their side of the story, starting with the Judge. Page 25

28 PKC HUNT DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS Open Events 11. Panel members should ask any/all follow up questions needed to clear up details of the cast, but DO NOT offer any input, answers or suggestions at this time. 12. Ask for any further input from cast members before ending discussion. 13. Panel members should excuse themselves to speak privately about the question. 14. Panel members may seek council from PKC Staff on specific rule interpretations, but may not discuss the question at hand or details of the cast. 15. Panel members should return, sit with the cast members and state the decision followed by quoting the PKC rule(s) used. 16. Panel Chairman to return or retain cash deposit, fill out the panel portion on the back of the scorecard, have all Panel members sign and list their PKC number. 17. Ask the Judge to make any/all scorecard corrections needed, if any. 18. Make any appropriate suggestions or recommendations warranted to help Judge and/or cast members in future situations. 19. Panel members should never tolerate any loud belligerence, abusive language, argumentative attitude, or profanity from any cast member. APPEAL OF PANEL DECISION Any cast member who believes a panel has made a gross misapplication of a rule may request an appeal of the panel's decision by immediately placing a $100 deposit with the Hunt Director or Panel Chairman. If the cast member can quote this specific rule violation and explain the gross error to a PKC Representative, the appeal request will be considered. If the appeal request is accepted it will be passed on to a panel consisting of PKC Staff and/or PKC National Directors for a decision. If the Appeal Panel upholds the original panel's decision, the $100 deposit will be forfeited. Only if the appeal is accepted and the Appeal Panel overturns the original panel's decision will the $100 deposit be returned to the cast member. SPECIAL NOTE Expect the appeal process to consume a substantial amount of time. If the appeal panel overturns the original panel's decision the host club may request a detailed explanation if written request is received by PKC within ten (10) days. GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING AN APPEAL TO A QUESTION PANEL'S DECISION 1. After the question panel's decision is given, a cast member may immediately inform the Hunt Director or Panel Chairman that they would like to appeal the panel's decision by placing a $100 deposit. 2. A member of the PKC staff will then be contacted and the appeal requested. 3. At no time should the PKC Staff Member be given the scores or names of the dogs, cast members or panel members. 4. The Hunt Director or Panel Chairman should explain the situation to the PKC Staff Member in the presence of all cast and panel members. 5. The Handler requesting the appeal will then state the panel's misapplication of a rule or gross error and explain the details surrounding the question to the PKC Staff Member in the presence of all cast and panel members. 6. In an effort to make the most educated decision possible, PKC Staff Members should make an extra effort to be as detailed as possible in acquiring all information available regarding the situation, including, but not limited to, whether or not the original panel's ruling was made based solely on a rule violation and/or application of the common sense rule. 7. The request for an appeal will then be considered by the PKC Staff Member while consulting with other PKC Staff Member(s). 8. If the appeal request is accepted, three National Directors and/or PKC Staff Members will be contacted to answer the appeal after details are heard from all cast and panel members. 9. The initial PKC Staff Member will not take part in the National Director appeal hearing process, but should be contacted later to be informed of the results. 10. If the National Director Appeal Panel agrees with the cast member requesting the appeal, the $100 deposit will be returned, any/all scorecard corrections will be made and all cast and panel members will be excused. 11. If the National Director Appeal Panel upholds the original panel's decision, the $100 deposit will be forfeited and all cast and panel members will be excused. CHECK SCORECARDS Check all scorecards to insure that math is correct, the correct cast winners are indicated, and that all handlers have signed certifying the card to be accurate. PKC reserves the right to correct any error discovered, but bears no responsibility to change and/or correct any scorecard that has not been questioned in an appropriate and timely manner by cast member(s). HANDLER SIGNING IN GRAY If a Handler signs in the gray area refusing to certify the scorecard, the reason must be given and explained to the remainder of the cast at the time of the disagreement. Refer to Rule # 6 (I) for proper procedure for handling a scorecard received with cast member(s) signature(s) in the gray area. CERTIFICATE OF EARNINGS Hunt Director will account for and disburse proceeds of event, disburse awards to winners and complete Certificate of Earnings. Original copy (white copy) should be presented to winner; duplicate copy (yellow copy) should be sent to PKC with the Hunt Report. HUNT DIRECTOR REPORT Send Hunt Director Report to PKC along with all scorecards, copies of Certificate of Earnings, new registrations, new memberships, and World Championship nominations along with all fees collected. In order to keep the PKC standings updated on a timely basis we ask that you send in your Hunt Report the next day following your hunt, but never later than four (4) days after the event. A late fee of $20 may be charged for any report postmarked after the four (4) day deadline. Any Hunt Report received with a postmark of fifteen (15) days or more after an event may cause a fine of $100 to be assessed on the sponsoring club and the club will be placed on probation. Any Hunt Report received with a postmark of thirty (30) or more days after the hunt date will not be honored, and may cause the club to be suspended immediately and all future events will be cancelled. If you do not hold a hunt on your advertised date, please write the date and location on a blank hunt report and write "NO HUNT HELD" on the front and send it in with no fee the next day. Or, for your convenience dates with "NO HUNT HELD" may be reported via or text message to PKC Staff or to the PKC Office, but never over the phone or voice mail. PICTURES Pictures should be made of event winners, for publication and also for identification. The quality of the picture will determine where, when, and if it will be used in publications. Both Handler and dog should be in picture, Dog should be on table or handler kneeling down behind dog. Photographer should be as close to dog and handler as possible. If possible, a group picture of all four (4) winners with their dogs should be made. Have handlers kneel shoulder to shoulder with dogs, facing camera, in front of them. Get in very close with the camera for a clear picture. Good quality group pictures of all four (4) winners will receive priority for publication. PICTURE RELEASE AGREEMENT Each member, through application to the PKC National Association, agrees to permit the use of any photographs (pictures), of which he may be a part of, individually and/or jointly, by PKC for promotional and/or recognition purposes without any type compensation for the use of said photographs. Member further agrees to hold PKC harmless in the event of error in the use of said pictures. SPECIAL NOTE PKC reserves the right to question and/or refuse any Hunt Report submitted without pictures of each cast in events with sixteen (16) or less entries. PHOTO REQUIREMENT In all Open Events with four (4) entries or less, a picture of the cast members and dogs shall be required. Pictures should be sent with the Hunt Report, or ed to If more convenient, photos may be sent via text message to one of the PKC Staff Members. Either way, please include your name, the hunt date and location (city/state) in your text or . PKC STAFF MEMBERS JERRY MOLL...(812) Director of Field Operations MIKE CRANEY...(812) Field Representative TONY SECOY...(419) Field Representative KEVIN ROBERSON...(931) Field Representative Page 26

29 PKC HUNT DIRECTOR Checklist NUMBER OF CASTS CHART (based on number of entries in event) 1. Welcome to the (Name of Club) PKC Open Event. This event will be a (one) or (two) hour event. 2. I am (Name) and I will be your Hunt Director. 3. There are (#) of dogs entered, and the awards are as follows: 1st...$ 2nd...$ 3rd...$ 4th...$ Split...$ (read if applicable) Since there are more than four (4) casts, all casts must hunt two (2) hours to be considered for the final cast. 4. The time is now (current time), and the Deadline is (deadline time). 5. Any question not settled by a majority vote can be brought to the Hunt Director without any question fee. Any question settled by majority vote, but not to the satisfaction of the Handler, can be brought in by placing a $25 deposit or signing an IOU with the Judge at the time of the question. No exceptions! 6. All casts are to walk at a pace that all Handlers can maintain in order to keep the cast together. 7. Please be sure to sign the scorecard when the cast is finished. Handlers should sign his/her name followed by the winning score he/she is certifying and the dog s name and/or scorecard position of the cast winner. Should any handler leave the cast for any reason before cast hunting time is completed, he/she shall sign the scorecard and record the name of the dog and/or the scorecard position of said dog with the dog s score at that time, in addition to the amount of hunting time remaining in the cast. Remember all scorecards must be certified by at least three (3) cast members to be a valid scorecard. Should your cast reach the point of having less than three (3) cast members, you must contact the Hunt Director or a member of PKC Management, who will assign the necessary cast members to complete the cast. If the cast is not judged properly, you have a right to sign the gray area indicating that it is not a valid scorecard and should explain your reason(s) to the Hunt Director upon returning to the Clubhouse. Any scorecard submitted with Handler(s)' signature(s) in the gray area shall automatically subject all Handlers in the cast to possible unsportsmanlike conduct charges. 8. All Handlers are expected to conduct themselves as good sportsmen at all times. 9. The following Handlers have been selected as Judges for this event. If you feel that you would rather not serve as a Judge, please notify me now. (Read list of Judges.) Would each of you please come to the entry table and draw your cast. 10. Top four (4) cast-winning hounds must be presented to the Hunt Director at the deadline to be considered for placement in the event. (Pictures of winning dogs should be made if at all possible.) #... Total... 4-Dog..3-Dog #... Total... 4-Dog..3-Dog Page 27

30 PKC CHART OF AWARDS $10 OPEN EVENTS Entries...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1st...2nd...3rd...4th...Split SPECIAL RULES FOR $10 OPEN EVENTS All casts will be one (1) hour hunting time. Events may be scheduled for any night of the week, except Sunday. Page 28

31 For each additional entry, add $9 to Awards. For each additional four (4) dogs, add an additional place to Awards. PKC CHART OF AWARDS $15 OPEN EVENTS Ent...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1st...2nd...3rd...4th...Split One (1) three dog cast, last place pays $9 Two (2) three-dog casts, last place pays $18 Three (3)three-dog casts, last place pays $27 Bottom eleven (11) casts are not paid. Page 29

32 PKC CHART OF AWARDS $25 OPEN EVENTS Entries...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1st...2nd...3rd...4th...5th...Split , , , , , , , , , Page 30

33 PKC CHART OF AWARDS $25 OPEN EVENTS Entries...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1st...2nd...3rd...4th...5th...Split , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , For each additional entry over 84, add $15 to the Awards For each additional four (4) dogs, add an additional place. One (1) Three Dog Cast...last place pays $45 Two (2) Three Dog Casts...last place pays $30 Three (3) Three Dog Casts...last place pays $15 Page 31

34 PKC CHART OF AWARDS $50 OPEN EVENTS Entries...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1st...2nd...3rd...4th...# CW...CW Amt...CW Total...Split , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Page 32

35 PKC CHART OF AWARDS $50 OPEN EVENTS Entries...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1st...2nd...3rd...4th...# CW...CW Amt...CW Total...Split , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Page 33

36 PKC CHART OF AWARDS $50 OPEN EVENTS Entries...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1st...2nd...3rd...4th...# CW...CW Amt...CW Total...Split , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Page 34

37 PKC CHART OF AWARDS $50 OPEN EVENTS Entries...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1st...2nd...3rd...4th...# CW...CW Amt...CW Total...Split , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Page 35

38 PKC CHART OF AWARDS $100 PRO-AM SERIES EVENTS # ENT...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1ST...2ND...3RD...4TH...CW...CW Amt...CW Total...Split , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Page 36

39 PKC CHART OF AWARDS $200 PRO-AM SERIES EVENTS Entries...Proceeds...Awards...Club...PKC...Escrow...1st...2nd...3rd...4th...# CW...CW Amt...CW Total...Split , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,525 Page 37

40 OPEN EVENT RULES Hunting Judges 1. DEFINITIONS A. PROFESSIONAL KENNEL CLUB, LLC, referred to as PKC, will license clubs, events and Hunt Directors. PKC will keep records of winnings, issue championship degrees and maintain all Championship qualification records. PKC reserves the right to be responsible for accounting and disbursing of proceeds, appointing Judges, or determining winners of events. PKC reserves the right to withhold recognition of winners and may decline to license clubs and/or Hunt Directors for future events at their sole discretion. PKC reserves the right to appoint a member of PKC management to serve as Hunt Director and/or manage any event. B. SPONSORING CLUB The Sponsoring Club will be a Club, National, Breed or State Association licensed by PKC to conduct events. The club will have authority to conduct events, determine winners and disburse awards. The club will appoint a certified Hunt Director who will have authority over the event. The club must furnish Guides for all casts and a qualified non-hunting Judge for the final cast. The club will rule on all questions concerning an event via Question Panels, including rule interpretation and disciplinary action of members. The National Association and/or PKC reserve the right to correct gross errors at their discretion. C. HUNT DIRECTOR The club will appoint a "PKC Certified Hunt Director" who will have the responsibility of selecting Judges, Guides, Question Panels and conducting events. (See Hunt Director Instructions for further information.) The National Association and/or PKC reserve the right to correct gross errors at their discretion. D. GUIDE Hunt Director should ask entrants if they are willing to guide their cast. Their hunting area should be close enough to allow the cast to compete for the duration of the hunt and safely return to the clubhouse before the deadline. If possible, hunting territory should be where the cast can compete safely for the duration of the hunt without calling time and moving. Clubs should use area "Hunting Guides" first, area "Non-hunting Guides" second and out of area "Hunting Guides" as the third option. No person will be permitted to guide a cast in a raccoon controlled environment (enclosed pens, etc). E. JUDGE Judges should be selected from the entrants the Hunt Director feels are most qualified to conduct a cast. He/she should have a good knowledge of the sport and the ability to honestly judge the cast according to PKC rules. If possible, use Judges who are not members of the sponsoring club and do not live in the local area. Club members and other PKC members who live in the local area should serve as Hunting Guides. After determining the number of Judges needed, and selecting Judges, contact each and ask if they will agree to serve. Extra effort should be given to teach hunters new to PKC how to judge a cast. Subject to the limitations and other rules contained herein, the Judge will have complete control of the cast and will make all decisions. Any time cast members vote 2-2 on the scoring of a JUDGEMENT situation, the Judge will score the situation as he/she feels it should be scored, and any cast member disagreeing with his/her decision may question that decision through the normal question procedure. This does not apply to the scoring of a tree. No Handler may be allowed to serve as a Judge while handling a dog that has been scratched twice for fighting. Any Judge found to have deliberately scored any situation incorrectly for the benefit of any individual or dog shall be subject to disciplinary action. F. NON-HUNTING JUDGE A non-hunting Judge may be assigned to any cast at the discretion of the Hunt Director. The final cast must be assigned a qualified non-hunting Judge. He/she will be an additional voting member of a cast and will have the same authority as a hunting Judge, and must be a current PKC member. G. CAST MEMBERS Each Handler in the cast will serve as a voting member. After the Judge has made any decision, it may be questioned and a vote requested by any handler of the cast. Any Handler who will not cast their vote concerning a question may be scratched from the cast. Any question, whether resolved by a majority vote or not, may be brought to the clubhouse and presented to a Question Panel. Any panel required for a question will be selected by the Hunt Director. Panel members should be current PKC members; however, the best qualified personnel available who have no interest in the outcome of the cast should be used even if they are not PKC members. H. NON-HUNTING CAST MEMBER A Non-Hunting Cast Member may be assigned any cast, including the final cast. He/she will be an additional voting member of a cast in the event of a question. The Non- Hunting Cast Member should be a current PKC member, but it is not required. The cast may be assigned a "Hunting Judge" and/or a "Non- Hunting Cast Member". 2. GENERAL INFORMATION A. HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE By entry in a PKC event you agree to hold PKC, the PKC National Association, the Club, Judge, Guide and Hunt Director harmless in the event of accident, error, or misapplication of the rules. Any Owner or Handler may file a written complaint concerning actions of the sponsoring club. PKC will investigate the complaint and take necessary action, including but not limited to withholding recognition of winners, and/or refusing to license the club for future events. B. FIREARMS No person participating in a PKC sanctioned event will be allowed to have any type of firearms in his/her possession during hunting time or in the club house. C. DRAWING FOR CASTS It is very important that all Judges draw for their cast. (See Cast Drawing Procedure in Hunt Director Instructions.) Dog(s) sharing common ownership are required to draw separate casts when possible. Senior Citizens, Youth Hunters (see weeknight youth policy restrictions), and Pups may be permitted to draw separate casts at Open Events large enough to accommodate each, but there must be a minimum of four (4) participants, and the special cast cannot cause the creation of an additional cast. Hunt Director may use his/her discretion when implementing Senior Citizen, Youth Hunter, and Pup casts. D. HUNTING TIME In all Open Events with more than sixteen (16) dogs, early round casts will be required to hunt the entire scheduled hunting time. In a late round cast of a two (2) hour hunt, the majority of cast members may agree to hunt only one (1) hour. In a late round cast of a one (1) hour hunt, the cast may hunt no more than one (1) hour. Sixteen (16) Entries or Less In all Open Events with four (4) casts or less, individual casts are permitted to hunt less than the scheduled hunting time if all cast members agree. SUNRISE No Open Event cast may be extended beyond sunrise. Time of sunrise should be determined, announced by Hunt Director, and recorded on the scorecard prior to late round casts leaving for hunting grounds. E. TIME KEEPING Judges should insure that all time keeping is accurate and that all cast members are informed when any time-keeping rule is started on any dog(s). F. CALL ACKNOWLEDGMENT The Judge should acknowledge a Handler's call by responding with the dog's name and number of points received for the call. G. STAYING WITHIN HEARING DISTANCE When dog(s) are turned loose, the cast should walk slowly in the direction the Guide wishes to hunt. After the dog(s) are struck, the cast will attempt to remain as close to the dog(s) as possible at all times, keeping them within hearing distance. If cast is unable to keep all dog(s) within hearing range, the Judge may apply the time-out rule by majority vote. H. KEEPING CAST TOGETHER The cast must stay together and all cast members will go to all trees unless dogs are treed in different places. Handlers should allow Judge to reach tree first. Dog(s) declared treed must be showing tree. A Handler may leave the cast to go to a split tree when time is up or all dogs have been declared treed. A minimum of three cast members must be present to score each tree. A Handler going to a split tree must leash his/her dog and wait for at least two (2) more members of the cast to come and score the tree. Page 38

41 OPEN EVENT RULES Hunting Judges I. NUMBER OF CAST MEMBERS In the event one (1) member of a four (4) dog cast withdraws/scratches and leaves the cast, the cast then becomes a three (3) dog cast with two (2) now being the majority of the cast required for voting/scoring. No tree may be scored with less than three cast members present. The scratched cast member leaving the cast can not certify the scorecard for the remaining hunting time. Time remaining in the cast should be noted at the time it becomes a three (3) dog cast. Should any cast become less than a three (3) dog cast, the Hunt Director or a member of PKC management must be contacted to determine who should serve as the required voting members of the cast. J. USE OF MUZZLES No dog will be allowed to compete wearing a muzzle during a cast. K. ABUSE OF DOG(S) Dog abuse of any kind shall not be tolerated while participating in a PKC sanctioned event, including time-outs. If dog abuse occurs, disciplinary charges may be filed. L. ONE (1) MINUTE RULE When dog(s) are turned loose each time, the Handler has one (1) minute to call his/her dog. After one (1) minute, the dog should be called struck on or before the third bark. The dog must be called struck on the next bark after the Judge asks for a call. A dog called struck (or treed) must have opened immediately preceding the call. 3. SCORING TREE A. SHINING TIME ON TREE Eight (8) minutes of hunting time may be used to search a tree up until the tree has been scored. Shining time will be announced and started when the Judge is in position to score the tree. No game may be scored prior to the Judge starting the eight minutes or after the eight minute shining period has expired. No time may be called out to search a tree, leading away from a tree, or between split trees. After the Judge has determined which dog(s) are showing tree and which dog(s), if any, are off tree, dog(s) should be leashed and the tree scored. Any dog coming into the tree while scoring will be leashed. All dogs leashed at the tree must remain leashed until they can be released toward other trailing dog(s) or a fresh re-casting area if no dog(s) are on trail. The Handler with the most to gain on a tree should be allowed to search the tree for the first two minutes alone at their option, and then all handlers may search. In the event all dogs are declared treed, but with some on split trees, all trees will be scored in the most convenient order. Once the process has started of scoring dogs in a different order in which they were declared treed, all dogs must remain on leash until all trees have been scored. Handlers may blow squallers, pull vines, etc during the entire eight minute shining period. B. RECASTING AFTER SCORING TREE After scoring a tree, lead handled dog(s) one (1) minute. At that point if all dogs are on leash or if no dogs are struck in, dog(s) should be released and a new set of strike points opened up. If other dog(s) are struck in, but not opening, the six (6) minute rule will then be applied to them. Leashed dog(s) should be released when one (1) of the struck dogs opens, or if a dog at large opens and is declared struck. If no dog opens for six (6) minutes, except as provided in paragraph 14.F., all strike points will be minused. All leashed dog(s) should then be released and a new set of strike points opened up. After scoring a tree, do not release handled dog(s) when: (1) All other dogs have been declared treed. (2) The six minute rule is working on trailing dog(s). (3) The two minute rule is working on treed dog(s) and no struck dog(s) are opening. (4) Less than six minutes remain in the cast and struck dog(s) are not opening. (5) Cast has walked out of hearing of trailing dogs to score tree. (See Rule #14-F). C. FIVE (5) MINUTE RULE When a dog is declared treed, that dog must have opened immediately preceding the call and he must remain treed for a period of five (5) minutes unless all dogs are declared treed. A dog may not be called treed unless it has already been called struck. Should any Handler call a dog treed that has not been declared struck, Judge should ignore tree call and advise Handler that dog has not yet been struck. The cast should begin walking toward treed dog(s) as soon as possible, in no event later than two (2) minutes after the first dog is called treed. D. LISTENING FOR DOG(S) The cast should stop when requested by handlers to listen for their dog until five (5) minutes are up. E. PROCEEDING TO TREE When all dogs have been declared treed, Handlers may proceed to the tree even though five (5) minutes are not up. Handlers may proceed to split trees when all trees are closed. F. DOG COMING TO MEET HANDLER A dog should not be minused tree points for coming back a short distance to meet the Handler if he goes back and trees satisfactorily. However, the dog should be minused if it is seen not showing tree or is trailing or checking other trees. G. TREED ON CLOSED TREE Any dog declared treed after a tree is closed must receive 100 points. If the dog is actually handled on the closed tree, its tree points will be deleted. H. SEPARATE TREE Handlers should not call treed for a separate tree. The Judge should award separate tree points as soon as he/she is sure the dog(s) is/are on a separate tree(s). In the event dog(s) are found to be on separate trees upon arrival of cast, refer to Rule #8C for scoring of trees. I. MOVEMENT ON TREE Judges will pay careful attention to the location of dog(s) called treed to be sure the dog(s) do not move. If in doubt as to whether or not the dog is moving, it is best to hold the cast in place to watch for movement. 4. QUESTIONS A. PROPER PROCEDURE FOR QUESTION Any Handler has the right to question the scoring of any dog in the cast. Questions must be submitted to the Judge and remaining cast members at the time of the disagreement to be resolved by a vote. If any cast member is dissatisfied with the result of the vote, that decision may be brought to a Question Panel to be heard after the cast is finished by placing a deposit of $25 with the Judge at the time of the question. Questions must be placed on the scorecard at the time the dog is scored or should have been scored. No deposit is required when a four dog cast has voted but does not have a majority (2-2). The Handler with the question should quote the rule violation to the Question Panel whenever possible. The Question Panel Chairman should show the rule used to reach their decision to the cast members. Any $25 question deposit placed with a Judge in the woods will not be refunded later in the cast if the Handler changes his/her mind. However, the Handler may choose to drop the question and forfeit the deposit at the end of the cast if it is agreeable with all cast members. Handler may sign an IOU on the back of the scorecard, which must be paid before question is heard. B. RETURNING FOR QUESTION PRESENTATION A cast should not return to the clubhouse to have a question heard until hunting time is completed unless the question pertains to a dog or Handler being scratched (or not) from the cast. If the scratching of a dog or Handler is questioned, immediately note the remaining hunting time on the scorecard, score all pending trees, delete pending strikes not connected to trees and then call time-out to get the question resolved before continuing the cast. C. PANEL HEARING The Hunt Director will assemble a panel of three (3) qualified people to hear the question. If the panel finds in favor of the question, the deposit will be returned and the scorecard changed to reflect the change. If the panel finds against the question, the deposit will be forfeited to the club. D. APPEAL OF A PANEL'S DECISION Any cast member who believes a panel has made a gross misapplication of a rule may request an appeal of the panel's decision by immediately placing a $100 deposit with the Panel Chairman or Hunt Director. Hunt Director should then contact a member of PKC management for a determination of the validity of the appeal request. If the cast member can quote the spe- Page 39

42 OPEN EVENT RULES Hunting Judges cific rule violation and explain the gross error to the contacted PKC Representative, the appeal request will be considered. If the appeal request is accepted it will be passed on to a panel consisting of PKC Staff and/or PKC National Directors for a decision. If the appeal panel upholds the original panel's decision, the $100 deposit will be forfeited. Only if the appeal is accepted and the appeal panel overturns the original panel's decision will the $100 deposit be returned to the cast member. *NOTE: Expect the appeal process to consume a substantial amount of time. If the appeal panel overturns the original panel's decision the host club may request a detailed explanation if written request is received by PKC within ten days. E. FRIVOLOUS QUESTIONS Following the Question and/or Appeal process the Question Panel and/or Appeal Panel Chairman may report the questioning Handler to the PKC Disciplinary Committee for disciplinary review if he/she believes the question brought forth was frivolous, deceitful or malicious in nature. Special consideration will be given to those Handlers being reported more than once. F. PANEL RETURNING TO A TREE In order for this option to be exercised the tree must be questioned at the time of scoring to be brought before a Question Panel. If the questioning cast member does not agree with the panel's ruling at the club, he/she may request that the panel return to the woods to view the tree by placing a $100 deposit with the Panel Chairman. If the panel inspecting the tree finds in favor of the questioning Handler(s), the scorecard will be changed and the $100 will be refunded. If not, the original score will remain and the deposit forfeited. If the panel inspecting the tree finds this to be a mere difference of opinion with no wrong doing, disciplinary charges will not be filed. However, if the panel inspecting the tree unanimously determines there to be blatant and intentional wrongdoing, Handler(s) will be charged with Handler misconduct and will be required to serve a one (1) year suspension. Additionally, each Handler(s) will be assessed a fine of $250, which must be paid before suspension period begins. All forfeited deposits and fine money in these cases will go directly to the PKC Youth Program's Escrow Account. 5. DISCIPLINARY REPORTS Any Handler may be reported to the Hunt Director by another cast member, Judge, Guide, or club member for misconduct. The Hunt Director will send the report to PKC with other hunt results. Misconduct report will be handled as provided in National Association By-Laws. Issue will be investigated and charges may be brought on others involved, as well as, member charged. 6. HANDLERS A. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS Handler and Owner(s) must be current member(s) of PKC and be in good standing. By entering a PKC sanctioned event, the Handler and Owner(s) also agree to accept and abide by the decision(s) of the Judge, Question Panel, Appeal Panel and PKC. Handlers and Owners entering PKC events are expected to know, understand and comply with PKC rules and policies contained herein as well as any changes, additions and/or deletions published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website, which become effective on the date of publication unless otherwise stated. It is the responsibility of each Handler to ensure that results of their cast are accurate and correct on the scorecard. The PKC rules and policies clearly outline appropriate steps to be taken by handlers who believe the Judge and/or Handlers are making scoring or other errors. Unless Handler(s) follow these proper question, disqualification and/or disciplinary procedures in an appropriate and timely manner, Handler(s) forfeit their rights to question the scorecard and/or have it corrected. PKC reserves the right to correct any error discovered, but bears no responsibility to change and/or correct any scorecard that has not been questioned in an appropriate and timely manner by cast member(s). B. SPORTSMANSHIP REQUIREMENT A Handler must conduct himself as a gentleman and sportsman at all times. A Handler becoming loud, aggressive or belligerent may be scratched regardless of the merit of his/her argument. A Handler displaying unsportsmanlike conduct or failing to abide by these rules should be reported to the Hunt Director for a disciplinary hearing. The disciplinary committee may fine, place on probation, or suspend any member. C. HANDLER INTERFERENCE Any Handler found guilty of interfering with another Handler's dog in any way that would affect his/her ability to compete may be subject to disciplinary action. D. DISCIPLINING DOG A Handler may not scold, encourage, or punish his/her dog at any time (including time-outs) during any PKC sanctioned event. E. HANDLER LEAVING CAST A Handler may not leave the cast for any reason except to go to his dog on a separate tree after the tree is closed. The Judge may give a Handler permission to leave the cast to search for his/her dog during time-out. F. SCORECARD INSPECTION A Handler may inspect the scorecard at any time, provided Judge is not in the process of scoring dog(s). G. SPECTATORS Spectators may go to the woods on early round casts if agreeable by the majority of cast members. Spectators may stay at the vehicles on early round casts if agreeable by ALL cast members. Spectators will not be allowed on late round casts unless agreeable by ALL cast members and non-hunting Judge. Spectators may shine trees if agreeable by ALL cast members. Handlers shall be responsible for the conduct of spectators at all times. H. SIGNING SCORECARD Each Handler is responsible for the accuracy of the scorecard and will sign the scorecard certifying it upon completion of the cast. A member who believes that the scoring of a cast is drastically wrong and cannot be corrected by the normal voting and questioning process must notify the other cast members and sign the scorecard in the gray area at the time the situation occurs to disqualify the cast. In a four (4) dog cast, two (2) cast members must sign the scorecard in the gray to disqualify the cast. In a three (3) dog cast, only one (1) member must sign the gray area to disqualify the cast. A disqualified cast will not be considered for placement, and the signing in the gray can not be questioned, however, other cast members who believe the cast member(s) signing the gray to disqualify the cast did not have a legitimate reason for doing so may file misconduct charges against that member. If the cast is completed when a cast member signs the scorecard in the gray area, any other cast member(s) may question the signing in the gray. Hunt Director will appoint a panel to hear the reason for disqualification and if the panel determines that a mistake has been made, the panel may reinstate the cast if the Handler did not have a justifiable reason for signing the gray. PKC reserves the right to review any scorecard submitted with signature(s) in the gray area for possible misconduct charges against any and/or all members of the cast. I. REMAINING WITH CAST Each Handler shall be required to remain with the cast for the entire hunt even though his/her dog may no longer be a part of the cast, unless all remaining Handlers agree to his/her leaving. Departing from a cast and leaving it with less than the three (3) cast member at all times requirement, may subject the exiting Handler to disciplinary charges. J. SCORECARD CERTIFICATION Any cast considered for placement in an event must have the signature of at least three (3) cast members certifying it to be accurate. Handlers shall sign his/her name followed by the winning score he/she is certifying and the dog's name and/or scorecard position of the cast winner. Should any Handler leave the cast for any reason before cast hunting time is completed, he/she shall sign the scorecard and record the name of the dog and/or the scorecard position of said dog with the dog's score at that time, in addition to the amount of hunting time remaining in the cast. All casts must be completed with at least three (3) members to certify the scorecard. The Hunt director may sign the card on behalf of a Handler if a question is brought before a panel. The Hunt Director may sign the scorecard on behalf of any Handler who has not signed a scorecard due to negligence. Page 40

43 OPEN EVENT RULES Hunting Judges K. SIGNING FRAUDULENT SCORECARD Any Handler found to have signed or certified a fraudulent scorecard may be suspended from all PKC activities, fined, placed on probation, and/or barred for up to life from registering dogs. L. ACCEPTING UNDESERVED CREDIT Anyone found guilty of accepting credit for a different amount than he/she actually earned in a PKC event may be subject to disciplinary penalties. M. INTENTIONAL MISHANDLING A Handler must compete to the best of his/her and his/her dog's ability. Any Handler intentionally handling his/her dog in such a way as to allow or help another hound or Handler to win will be subject to disciplinary action. N. USE OF LIGHTS A Handler may not use his/her light to help control dog(s) or shine trees except upon the direction of the Judge. He/she must turn the light off at the request of the Judge. 7. DOGS A. PKC STANDARDS Any dog entered must meet PKC standards. It should be trained so as not to hinder other dog(s) in the cast. B. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT The entered dog must be PKC registered in the true Owner's name. All awards will be presented to the registered Owner or Handler of the dog. C. FALSE REGISTRATION/ENTERING Anyone guilty of falsely registering or falsely entering any dog with wrong papers may be scratched, fined, and/or placed on suspension and/or probation. D. VETERINARIAN EXAMINATION The Handler must allow his/her dog to be examined by a veterinarian, if requested, or be suspended indefinitely. E. TRACKING COLLARS A dog may wear a tracking collar during the hunt. It may be used during any time-out period to return the dog to the cast. All tracking receivers must remain "powered off" during hunting time. All Handlers must agree to allow the Judge to check any tracking unit for use at any time requested. Checking for use may include powering on a Handler's tracking receiver for verification of use. This rule is to be strictly enforced. Any time a Handler is scratched for tracking equipment use or failure to allow Judge to inspect equipment for use; misconduct charges MUST be filed and sent to PKC. NOTE A handler may be permitted to temporarily power on a tracking unit in order to mark a tree for a panel to look at without being scratched while his/her dog is tied at the tree. In this case, the tracking unit must be powered off immediately after marking the tree. F. TRAINING COLLARS A dog may wear an electronic training collar, but the transmitter may not be carried on cast, used during the hunt or on time-out. The transmitter may only be retrieved and utilized after the dog has completed the cast. This rule is to be strictly enforced. Any time a Handler is scratched for training equipment infractions; misconduct charges MUST be filed and sent to PKC. G. DOG WITHDRAWN BY HANDLER No Handler may withdraw their dog without first handling it, unless all cast members and Judge unanimously agree and give permission. If any cast member objects to the dog being withdrawn, he/she must state a legitimate reason as to how it could negatively affect the outcome of the cast. Handler(s) objecting for an invalid reason may be subject to disciplinary action. (Also see 13.A.) 8. POINT SYSTEM Judge shall repeat dog's name and points being awarded on each and every strike and tree call made by Handlers. Strike and/or tree points shall be split when positions called by Handlers cannot be clearly identified by Judge. A. STRIKE POINTS 100 points for the dog struck first, 75 points second, 50 points third and 25 points fourth. (1) ONLY ONE SET OF STRIKE POINTS will be awarded in the event of split trees. Each tree will be counted as a separate tree for tree points. (2) STRIKING AFTER DOG DECLARED TREED A dog cannot receive strike points if he is not struck before the first dog is declared treed unless he trees on a separate tree. However, he may receive tree points if he trees within the five (5) minutes. Any dog called struck after a dog has been called treed will have its strike points recorded with a line under them indicating that a dog was called treed before the dog was called struck. Strike points will be deleted if the dog is handled on the same tree. B. TREE POINTS 100 points for the dog treed first, 75 points second, 50 points third and 25 points fourth. C. POINTS RECEIVED FOR TREE CALL Thirty (30) seconds after the first dog is called treed, the second tree will be closed. After one (1) minute the third tree will be closed. All dog(s) treed after one (1) minute will receive 25 points. Dog(s) called treed after the expiration of the five (5) minutes will have its tree points deleted if handled on the closed tree. D. DOG(S) COMING INTO TREE Any dog handled but not declared treed at a tree that is being scored or has just been scored prior to treed dog(s) being led away to recast will have their strike points minused if coon or off game is scored unless dog(s) was declared struck after the first dog on this tree was declared treed. 9. PLUS POINTS A. MAJORITY OF CAST REQUIREMENT When a dog strikes and trees, and a coon is seen by a majority of the cast, dog's points will be plus. A minimum of three (3) cast members must be present at every tree before scoring begins. If only three (3) members of a four (4) dog cast go to a tree, all three (3) must agree on the scoring of the tree. Only one (1) tree is counted even if more than one (1) coon is up the tree. B. PLACE OF REFUGE/COON CAUGHT ON GROUND When dog(s) are declared struck and treed and a coon is seen in a place of refuge other than a tree, the dog(s) declared treed will receive plus strike and tree points. Dog(s) not declared treed and handled get plus strike points only. If off game is seen, minus strike and tree points of dog(s) handled. No tree points may be awarded for game caught on the ground. Any time dog(s) catch or bay game, the cast should advance and investigate immediately. Dog(s) declared treed will receive deleted tree points. Strike points will be plus for coon and minus for off-game. 10. MINUS POINTS A. OFF GAME Any game that is not a coon or a non-domestic winged animal is considered "off game". For dog(s) treeing "off game", both strike and tree points will be minus. Any dog handled, but not declared treed at a tree or place of refuge where "off-game" is seen will receive minus strike points unless declared struck after the first dog treed. Dog(s) catching or baying off game on the ground will receive minus strike points and deleted tree points if called treed. B. TREEING EMPTY TREE When dog(s) tree and the cast can plainly see that no coon is there and there is no place in the tree for one to be hiding. C. LEAVING TREE When a dog has been declared treed and the dog leaves the tree. If it goes back on the trail, just its tree points will be minused. If the dog returns to the tree before the tree is closed, Handler may re-tree for next available position on the tree. D. QUITTING TRAIL When a dog quits a trail, strike points will be minus. When a dog strikes back on a trail that is being worked, he will receive a maximum of 25 points, unless all dogs are competing for 100 strike points. E. SIX (6) MINUTE RULE If dogs declared struck do not open within six (6) minutes, all strike points will be minus. NOTE After scoring tree, do not start six (6) minute rule until after walking the required one (1) minute as stated in Rule #2-L. Page 41

44 OPEN EVENT RULES Hunting Judges F. TWO (2) MINUTE RULE After dog(s) are declared treed, at least one (1) of the dogs on that tree must bark at least once every two (2) minutes or be minused. NOTE If no dog(s) declared treed are barking and no struck trailing dog(s) are barking, once the two (2) minute rule expires and treed dog(s) are minused, only four (4) minutes remain on the six (6) minute rule before minusing trailing dog(s). G. RUNNING OFF GAME If dog(s) are seen to be running off game, their strike points will be minused and struck back in for 25 points. H. BABBLING Any dog leaving barking off the chain and/or is declared struck within the first minute must show that it is taking a track out of the area and not false barking. Dog(s) guilty of false barking (babbling) will be minused on the first offense and scratched on the second offense. I. FAILURE TO CALL DOG When Judge has determined that a dog has opened three (3) times after the first minute, he/she will ask for a call. If the Handler fails to call the dog struck on the next bark, Judge will award the next available strike points and minus them. If the dog continues to open he must be struck after the next three (3) barks or the same process will be repeated. J. RUNNING FAST GAME When one (1) or more dogs leave on a fast moving trail and the cast is unable to keep close enough to effectively judge the dog(s), the Judge will minus the dog(s) and apply the time-out rule. Any dog(s) not running a fast moving trail will receive deleted strike points. The place for the Handlers to return to must be designated. Any Handler unable to return his/her dog to the cast within the time limit will be scratched and the cast completed with the available dog(s). K. CALLING A DOG THAT HAS NOT OPENED Should any Handler call his/her dog that has not opened or calls another Handler's dog, the Judge will award the points called and minus them. These points will then be opened for all Handlers. 11. CIRCLE POINTS Circle points count neither for nor against dog. A dog with all circle points will have a total score of zero. Points will be circled when a dog strikes and trees up a tree or other place of refuge where there could be a coon, yet no coon and no off game is seen. No trees should be climbed; however, every reasonable effort should be made to score a dog. Stepping up on a stump, log or fork of a tree is not considered climbing. Any Handler has the right to search a hole that any dog is called treed in. Under no circumstances can strike points be circled unless they are connected to circle tree points. 12. DELETED POINTS A. When dog(s) return to a tree previously scored on. B. When dog(s) are trailing when hunting time is completed. C. If time-out must be called. D. When the Judge orders dog(s) to be called off because of livestock or nearness of a highway, buildings, etc. E. When dog's scores are altered through interference of a person that is not a member of the cast. F. When dog is called treed after five (5) minutes are up on a tree, he will receive 100 points. The points will be deleted if he is in fact treed on a dead tree. G. Dangerous Obstacle/Deep Water When dog(s) are treed across deep water or any other dangerous obstacle, after all efforts to reach dog(s) have been exhausted and the cast cannot reach dog(s), all points should be deleted and the time-out rule applied. Under no circumstances should any cast member attempt to cross water deep enough to require swimming. H. Squirrel Rule If a squirrel is seen in a tree while the tree is being scored and there is a bed or hole in the tree large enough to conceal a raccoon, strike and tree points of dog(s) handled at this tree will be deleted. I. Tie Vote On Scoring Tree Circle Or Minus In an Open Event cast with two (2) members voting to circle a tree and two (2) members voting to minus a tree, strike and tree points of all dog(s) handled at this tree will be deleted. 13. DOGS/HANDLERS MAY BE SCRATCHED Dog(s) or Handlers may be scratched for interfering with another dog or Handler's ability to compete. If an unintentional error has been made by a Judge or Handler which has done no harm to other Handlers and/or dog(s), every effort should be made to rectify the situation in ways other than scratching. If not for a specific reason outlined below, dog(s) and/or Handlers should be scratched only as a last resort. Every effort should be made to allow dog(s) and Handlers to compete for the entire cast. Specific reasons to scratch are as follows: A. FIGHTING (1) ISSUING WARNING Any dog snarling, growling, or coming off a tree toward another dog will be scratched. A dog with its hackles turned up, growling and fussing may be scratched. Equal consideration should be given regarding scratching a dog showing aggression while hunting, as well as, one who is treed. Judge may issue a warning to the Handler of a dog he/she suspects is causing trouble without scratching the dog. Judges are not required to actually see a dog(s) showing aggression in order to place that dog(s) under a warning. In any subsequent altercation where the aggressive dog is not known, the dog(s) under warning shall be scratched with the other dog(s) involved being permitted to remain in the cast under warning. No Handler will be allowed to withdraw his/her dog to avoid being "scratched for fighting". Any cast member(s) found guilty of allowing another cast member(s) to withdraw to avoid being scratched for fighting may be subject to disciplinary actions. (2) REQUIREMENTS TO SCRATCH DOG A dog may be scratched by the Judge and one (1) other cast member or a majority of the cast when observed in an altercation with another dog. No dog should be scratched for fighting while under the control of his/her Handler (on leash, in a truck, etc) or because of another dog previously scratched or withdrawn but not handled. However, a dog may be scratched after hunting time has expired should it be involved in the scoring of a tree call. B. BABBLING Any dog leaving barking off the chain and/or is declared struck within the first minute must show that it is taking a track out of the area and not false barking. Dog(s) guilty of false barking (babbling) will be minused on the first offense and scratched on the second offense. C. 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. D. MOLESTING, RUNNING, BAYING OR TREEING LIVESTOCK E. HANDLER MISCONDUCT Any Handler becoming unreasonable, aggressive or presenting his/her ideas in a forceful manner may be scratched. A Handler may be scratched by the Judge and one other cast member or a majority of the cast. The decision is final and cannot be questioned. Any Handler continuing to be abusive will be reported to the Hunt Director for disciplinary action. F. SEXUAL BEHAVIOR Females smelling strong enough to attract male dog(s), or any dog exhibiting sexual behavior instead of hunting during the progress of the cast will be scratched. If it is not possible to determine which dog is responsible for the behavior, both may be scratched. G. STATIONARY RULE Any dog continually barking in the same place for a period of six (6) minutes will be scratched, unless called treed. This rule is to apply to a dog obviously barking treed. If a dog should pause for more than two (2) minutes or leave the area, break the six (6). If it returns, a new stationary rule will be started. If the six (6) minute rule is being applied to a dog and another dog is called treed in the same place, the six (6) minute rule will be broken. If it is later Page 42

45 OPEN EVENT RULES Hunting Judges determined that the dog(s) are treed on separate trees, a new stationary rule will be started on the dog(s) not called treed. If Judge is heading to or in the process of scoring another tree, the stationary rule should be stopped. Handler(s) must be advised any time the stationary rule is being applied on his/her dog and that it will be scratched unless declared treed. Anytime the stationary rule has been running for four (4) minutes or more and dog(s) stops barking, the two (2) minute rule should be applied. Should six (6) minute rule expire before two (2) minutes expires and dog resumes barking, Handler(s) should be permitted to make a tree call provided call is made within the next three barks the dog makes. H. FIFTEEN (15) MINUTE RULE Dog(s) failing to go hunting during any fifteen (15) minute period of hunting time will be scratched. The Handler has the right to walk any dog not hunting in the direction the Guide wishes to hunt. If dog is handled at a tree during this fifteen (15) minute period, the time should be paused and then continued after dog is recast. A dog must be gone for five (5) minutes to be considered hunting, unless the hunt expires. At anytime a dog(s) is called struck that has opened, the fifteen (15) minute rule will be dropped/stopped/ broken. I. Unreasonable delay in completion of the cast. J. RETURNING TO A TREE Dog(s) may be handled at the same tree a second time without being scratched. However, any dog handled at the same tree three (3) times will be scratched, whether declared treed or not. NOTE If dog(s) are handled at the same tree the third time after hunting time has expired, they will not be scratched unless they had been previously declared treed during hunting time. K. UNSOLICITED ADVICE Any Handler offering unsolicited advice to the Judge concerning the scoring of dog(s) while he/she is considering his/her call will be scratched on the second offense. Judge must warn the Handler on the first offense and scratch on second offense. Judge must be free to make his/her decision concerning the scoring of dog(s) without being under pressure from Handlers to make a certain call. Any Handler is free to question the Judge's decision after he/she has made his/her call, or has not made a call that the Handler feels he/she should have made, in accordance with the questioning procedure. L. HANDLER LEAVING CAST Any Handler leaving the cast, except to go to a separate tree, will be scratched from the cast. (Refer to Rule 6-F) M. OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE Any Handler attempting to use assistance and/or communication from outside of the cast in an effort to gain an unfair advantage will be scratched and reported to PKC for disciplinary review. N. Tracking and/or training collar abuse. (See Rules #7-E and 7-F) 14. TIME-OUT A majority of the cast must agree on time-out. Unless absolutely necessary, time-out should not be called unless all dog(s) are close enough to be handled. If time-out is called, it will apply to all dog(s) in the cast. Time-out will be a maximum of one (1) hour. Less than one (1) hour, by majority vote of cast members, may be allowed if necessary to make the deadline at the club. A place for Handlers to return must be designated. At the end of time-out, Handlers must have their dog in hand at the predetermined location and be ready for recasting. Time-out may be called for the following reasons: A. When dog(s) or cast members are getting near a place of danger. (highway, gunshots fired, posted property, etc) B. When dog(s) not in the cast are working a trail or tree with cast members' dog(s). All scores by cast members' dog(s) will stand unless altered by dog(s) outside the cast. C. If new ground must be found to finish the cast. D. In case of accident or sickness. E. GOING OUT OF HEARING OF TRAILING DOG(S) When a cast walks out of hearing of trailing dog(s) to score a tree, it should return to the area where the dog(s) were last heard. If dog(s) are not heard within six (6) minutes, points will be deleted and the time-out rule applied or the Handler(s) may receive minus strike points and continue the cast at their option. If Handlers with dog(s) struck are unable to reach a unanimous decision on calling time-out or taking minus points, time-out will be called. F. If the scratching of a dog or Handler is questioned, immediately note the remaining hunting time on the scorecard, score all pending trees, delete pending strikes not connected to trees and then call time-out to get the question resolved before continuing the cast. TIME-OUT NOTE At no time and for no reason, will a cast be permitted to use vehicles to travel to dog(s) during hunting time. If vehicles are used, time-out must be called, and all pending scores will be deleted. 15. TIES All ties must be broken to determine a cast winner or placement. Ties will be broken as follows: A. The dog with the most plus tree points. B. The dog with the most plus strike points. C. The dog with the most circle points, combined strike and tree. D. The dog with the most circle tree points. E. The dog with the least minus points. F. If there is still a tie; the dogs tied will continue hunting until the tie is broken, however the score at the end of the two (2) hour hunting time will remain the final score for determining placement in the hunt. In overtime, the first dog to draw minus or the scoring of the first dog called treed will break the tie. Time-out should not be called to break a sudden death tie. Cast should continue hunting without time-out being called. As an option to overtime, tied Handlers may unanimously vote to flip a coin to determine the winner. 16. ENTRY REFUSAL/BARRING INDIVIDUALS FROM CLUB PKC and/or a sponsoring club has the right to refuse entry to any Owner, Handler or dog for just cause including, but not limited to violent behavior, under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the event. However, no Owner or Handler may be refused entry or barred from a club on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, physical impairment, or their status with another registry or club. A PKC member may be barred from a specific host club for just cause only. Prior to any member being barred from a club, the club must first contact the PKC staff with details surrounding the accused member. A hearing for the accused member with club officers and/or board members will be scheduled at the club. The accused member and PKC must be notified and invited in writing via certified letter more than ten (10) days in advance of the hearing. PKC reserves the right to attend and/or send a representative to the hearing. Following the hearing and club decision, the accused member must be notified of his/her status in writing via certified mail. Copies of all correspondence between the club and the accused member(s) must be provided to PKC. PKC reserves the right to uphold or deny this barring action based upon the evidence provided. 17. DOG WITH NO PLUS OR CIRCLE POINTS A dog that has not scored plus or circle points cannot place over a dog who has scored plus points or circle points. 18. DETERMINING WINNERS The final score is determined by subtracting all minus points from all plus points. All circle points count as zero as a final score. This applies to placing in a cast or cast winners placing in the final four. After determining the final score, the order of placement is as follows: A. MOST PLUS POINTS If more than one (1) dog has the same amount of plus points as a final score, see tie breaking rules. Page 43

46 OPEN EVENT RULES Hunting Judges B. TOTAL SCORE OF ZERO All circle points count as zero for a final score. If more than one (1) dog has a final score of zero (no plus and no minus), see tie breaking rules. C. LEAST MINUS POINTS WITH PLUS OR CIRCLE The dog with the least minus points that has scored plus or circle points. D. LEAST MINUS POINTS WITHOUT PLUS OR CIRCLE The dog with the least minus points without scoring plus or circle points. E. DISQUALIFIED CASTS Awards normally due any disqualified cast may be disbursed at the clubs discretion, but dog will not receive credit. Under no circumstances may awards from a disqualified cast(s) be added to other places. Examples of a disqualified cast are a cast killed by a member signing the gray, or a cast completing hunting time with less than three voting members. NOTE The preceding formula applies to a placing in a cast or a cast winner advancing. Anytime more than one dog is scratched from a cast at the same time, they will place in the order of their score at the time they were scratched. No dog scratched for fighting may advance as a cast winner. F. CREDIT RECEIVED Under no circumstances may the second, third, or fourth place dog in a first round cast receive any credit for winning. NOTE In the event two (2) or more dogs remain tied for final cast berth after all tie-breaking procedures have been exhausted, handlers may unanimously agree to flip a coin to determine finalist(s) or divide the Final 4 Split amount plus cast win awards (if any) equally. 19. HUNTING OPEN EVENT FINALS OFF FOR PLACEMENT Various rules apply to deadlines and hunting off Open Event Finals depending upon the night of the week, number of entries and Added Purse amount. Please refer to Hunt Director Instructions in the current Blue Book for specific details. 20. GOOD JUDGEMENT THESE RULES ARE WRITTEN AND INTENDED TO IDENTIFY AND REWARD THE DOG THAT HUNTS, STRIKES, TRAILS, AND TREES LIVE RACCOON AND STAYS UNTIL ITS HANDLER ARRIVES. AT TIMES IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO USE GOOD JUDGMENT RATHER THAN A LITERAL INTERPRETATION OF THESE RULES TOWARD THIS END. IT IS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THESE RULES FOR THE JUDGE, PANEL AND/OR APPEAL PANEL TO USE THEIR JUDGMENT AND DISCRETION ON SITUATIONS NOT SPECIFICALLY COVERED BY THESE RULES. USE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, ILLEGAL DRUGS OR ANY CON- TROLLED SUBSTANCE SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE GROUNDS OF OR WHILE PARTICIPATING IN A PKC SANCTIONED EVENT. ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, ILLEGAL DRUGS OR ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY AND SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION. OPEN EVENT PICTURE REQUIREMENT PKC requires a group picture of any event held with four (4) entries or less. This picture must include all participants in the event, and must accompany the Hunt Report being sent to the PKC Office or pictures may be sent by to the address below or sent via text message to one of the PKC Staff members listed below. Failure to submit the picture may cause the Hunt Director Report to be denied. Please make note of this requirement and submit your picture with your Hunt Report. If ing or sending the picture via text message, please make note on the hunt report that the picture has been ed or sent by text. pictures to the following: PKC CONTACT INFORMATION Should a problem occur at any PKC sanctioned event, please contact one (1) of the following Staff Members: JERRY MOLL...(812) TONY SECOY...(419) KEVIN ROBERSON...(931) MIKE CRANEY...(812) NATIONAL DIRECTORS Association...Director...Phone... ALABAMA...BRAD DURHAM ARKANSAS...DOUG COMPTON CANADA...WALTER MARTIN FLORIDA...JAMES WRIGHT III GEORGIA...STEVEN SMITH ILLINOIS...JASON McKINLEY INDIANA...BUD HOOD IOWA...CORY TIESKOETTER KANSAS...LOYD WILSON KENTUCKY...BUBBA SMITH LOUISIANA...CLARK CANTERBURY MICHIGAN...MIKE LENNON MISSISSIPPI...STEVEN MILLER MISSOURI...JEREMY ARMES NEW YORK...DAVE NICHOLAS NORTH CAROLINA...SAMMY RAINES OHIO...SCOTT ENGLE OKLAHOMA...LARRY CLIFTON PENNSYLVANIA...DAVID SEESE SOUTH CAROLINA...DAVID COX TENNESSEE...JACKIE NEWTON TEXAS...NOAH POWELL VIRGINIA...JAMES LOUDERMILK WEST VIRGINIA...SCOTT HOLMES BLACK & TAN...CLAY YOUNG BLUETICK...PERRY ROSS CROSS-BREEDS...RYAN MORGAN ENGLISH...GREG MAYNARD REDBONE...BOBBY STEVENS WALKER...TIM CRAMER BREEDERS...LEON CHILDERS PRO...JEFF TRAVIS Page 44

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48 PRO EVENT RULES Non-Hunting Judges 1. DEFINITIONS A. PROFESSIONAL KENNEL CLUB, LLC, referred to as PKC, will license all events, keep records of winnings, issue championship degrees and maintain all Championship qualification records. PKC Staff will serve as Hunt Director, and will have the responsibilities of taking entries, accounting for and disbursing proceeds, appointing Judges and determining winners of events. B. SPONSORING CLUB Sponsoring Club will be a PKC licensed club, who will provide Judges and Guides needed for the event. Any Owner or Handler may file a written complaint concerning actions of the sponsoring club. PKC will investigate the complaint and take necessary action, if needed. C. GUIDE The Guide will be a responsible person who is an active coonhunter and is able to keep the cast in the best possible hunting grounds. Casting ground will not be in any type of controlled raccoon environment (enclosed pens). The casting ground should be an area where the cast can compete safely for the duration of the hunt without calling time-out, if possible. Guide should be physically able and willing to stay with the cast for the duration of hunting time. The Guide may be a "Hunting Guide" or a "non-hunting guide" on the qualifying rounds, but only "Non-Hunting Guides" may be used on semifinal and final round casts. D. JUDGE The Judge will be selected by the Hunt Director. He/she should have a good knowledge of the sport and the ability to honestly conduct the cast according to PKC rules. The Judge will have complete control of the cast and will make all decisions. Any Judge found to have deliberately scored any situation incorrectly for the benefit of any individual or dog shall be subject to disciplinary action. E. ASSISTANT JUDGE PKC reserves the right to appoint an Assistant Judge at any event. Duties of the Assistant Judge will be explained when appointed. 2. GENERAL INFORMATION A. HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE By your entry in this event you agree to hold PKC, the PKC National Association, the Club, Judge, Guide and Hunt Director harmless in the event of accident, error or misapplication of rules. Any Owner or Handler may file a written complaint concerning actions of the sponsoring club. PKC will investigate the complaint and take any needed action, including but not limited to withholding recognition of winners, and/or refusing to license the club for future events. B. FIREARMS No person participating in a PKC sanctioned event will be allowed to have any type of firearms in his/her possession during hunting time or in the club house. C. DRAWING FOR CASTS It is very important that all Judges, Guides and Handlers are randomly drawn to their cast. Dogs sharing common ownership are required to draw separate casts when possible. In the case of a recent ownership change, the Hunt Director may require proof of ownership and the PKC registration papers must be in order. D. TIME KEEPING Judges should insure that all time keeping is accurate and that all cast members are informed when a time-keeping rule is started on any dog(s). E. STAYING WITHIN HEARING DISTANCE When dogs are turned loose, the cast should walk slowly in the direction the Guide wishes to hunt. After the dogs are struck, the cast will attempt to remain as close to the dogs as possible at all times, keeping them within hearing distance. If they are unable to keep all dogs within hearing range, the Judge may apply the time-out rule. F. CAST SHOULD STAY TOGETHER The cast must stay together and all cast members will go to all trees unless dogs are treed in different places. A Handler may leave the cast to go to a split tree when time is up or all dogs have been declared treed. Only the Judge is required to score each tree, however, every effort should be made to show all Handlers the coon. A Handler going to a split tree must leash his dog and wait for the Judge to come and score the tree. Any Handler leaving the cast except to go to a separate tree may be scratched from the cast. G. JUDGE FIRST The Judge should go into each tree first, but together with Handlers to determine if all dogs called treed are treeing. Dogs declared treed should be showing tree. Every effort should be made to allow cast members to go into the tree with the Judge, however, when absolutely necessary, the Judge may go into a tree alone to determine if dogs should be scratched for fighting. H. USE OF MUZZLE No dog will be allowed to compete wearing a muzzle during a cast. I. ABUSE OF DOGS Dog abuse of any kind shall not be tolerated while participating in a PKC sanctioned event, including time-outs. If dog abuse occurs, disciplinary charges may be filed. J. HUNTING TIME All casts will hunt two (2) hours or until a cast winner is determined. SUNRISE No cast to be extended more than one (1) hour beyond sunrise. Time of sunrise should be determined, announced by Hunt Director and noted on the scorecard prior to the late round cast(s) leaving for hunting grounds. K. CALL ACKNOWLEDGMENT The Judge should acknowledge a Handler's call by responding with the dog's name and number of points received for the call. L. ONE (1) MINUTE RULE When dogs are turned loose each time, the Handler has one (1) minute to call his dog. After one (1) minute, the dog should be called struck on or before the third bark. The dog must be called struck on the next bark after the Judge asks for a call. A dog called struck (or treed) must have opened immediately preceding the call. (See Minus Points Rules Paragraph 10-H and 10-I). 3. SCORING TREE A. SHINING TIME ON TREE Eight minutes of hunting time may be used to search a tree up until the tree has been scored. Shining time will be announced and started when the Judge is in position to score the tree. No game may be scored prior to Judge starting the eight minutes or after the eight minute shining period has expired. No time may be called out to search a tree, leading away from a tree, or between split trees. After the Judge has determined which dog(s) are showing tree and which dog(s), if any, are off tree, dog(s) should be leashed and the tree scored. Any dog coming into the tree while scoring will be leashed. All dogs leashed at the tree must remain leashed until they can be released toward other trailing dog(s) or a fresh re-casting area if no dog(s) are on trail. The Handler with the most to gain on a tree should be allowed to search the tree for the first two minutes alone at their option, and then all Handlers may search. In the event all dogs are declared treed, but with some on split trees, all trees will be scored in the most convenient order. Once the process has started of scoring dogs in a different order in which they were declared treed, all dogs must remain on leash until all trees have been scored. Handlers may blow squallers, pull vines, etc. during the entire eight minute shining period. B. RECASTING AFTER SCORING TREE After scoring a tree, lead handled dog(s) one (1) minute. At that point if all dogs are on leash or if no dogs are struck in, dog(s) should be released and a new set of strike points opened up. If other dog(s) are struck in, but not opening, the six (6) minute rule will then be applied to them. Leashed dog(s) should be released when one (1) of the struck dogs opens, or if a dog at large opens and is declared struck. If no dog opens for six (6) minutes, except as provided in paragraph 14.F., all strike points will be minused. All leashed dog(s) should then be released and a new set of strike points opened up. After scoring a tree, do not release handled dog(s) when: (1) All other dogs have been declared treed. (2) The six minute rule is working on trailing dog(s). (3) The two minute rule is working on treed dog(s) and no struck dog(s) are opening. (4) Less than six (6) minutes remain in the cast and struck dog(s) are not opening. (5) Cast has walked out of hearing of trailing dogs to score tree. (See 14-F - Going Out Of Hearing Of Trailing Dogs) C. TREED ON CLOSED TREE Any dog declared treed after a tree is closed must receive 100 points. If the dog is actually handled on the closed tree, tree points will be deleted. D. SEPARATE TREE Handler(s) should not call treed for a separate tree. The Judge should award separate tree points as soon as he/she is sure which dog(s) is/are on a separate tree. In the event dogs are found to be on separate trees upon arrival of cast, refer to Rule #8C for scoring of trees. E. MOVEMENT ON TREE Judges will pay careful attention to the location of dogs called treed to be sure the dogs do not move. If in doubt as to whether or not the dog is moving, it is best to hold the cast in place to watch for movement. Page 46

49 PRO EVENT RULES Non-Hunting Judges F. FIVE (5) MINUTE RULE When a dog is declared treed, the dog must have opened immediately preceding the call and he must remain treed for a period of five (5) minutes unless all dogs are declared treed. A dog may not be called treed unless he has already been called struck. The cast should begin walking toward the dogs as soon as possible, but in no event later than two (2) minutes after the first dog is called. G. LISTENING FOR DOGS The cast should stop when requested by Handlers to listen for their dog until five (5) minutes are up. H. PROCEEDING TO TREE When all dogs have been declared treed, Handlers may proceed to the tree even though five (5) minutes are not up. Handlers may proceed to split trees when all trees are closed. I. DOG COMING TO MEET HANDLER A dog should not be minused tree points for coming back a short distance to meet the Handler if he goes back and trees satisfactorily. However, the dog should be minused if he is seen not showing tree or is trailing or checking other trees. 4. QUESTIONS A. PROPER PROCEDURE FOR QUESTION Any Handler has the right to question the scoring of any dog in the cast, including a dog being scratched for fighting. Questions must be submitted at the time the dog is scored or should have been scored by placing a deposit of $25 with the Judge, or by signing an IOU on the back of the scorecard. The $25 deposit will not be refunded later in the cast if the Handler changes his mind. However, the Handler may choose to drop the question and forfeit the deposit at the end of the cast if it is agreeable with all cast members. Should a Handler decide to drop a question, he/she is still responsible for the IOU, which must be paid prior to entering another event. Should a Handler fail to pay an IOU, he/she may be suspended from entering another cast until the question fee is paid. The Handler with the question should quote the rule violation to the Question Panel whenever possible. The Question Panel Chairman should show the rule used to reach their decision to the cast members. B. RETURNING FOR QUESTION PRESENTATION A cast should not return to the clubhouse to have a question heard until hunting time is completed unless the question pertains to a dog or Handler being scratched (or not) from the cast. If the scratching of a dog or Handler is questioned, Judge will immediately note the remaining hunting time on the scorecard, score all pending trees, delete pending strikes not connected to trees and then call time-out to get the question resolved before continuing the cast. C. PANEL HEARING The Hunt Director will assemble a panel of three (3) qualified people to hear the question. If the panel finds in favor of the question, the deposit will be returned and the scorecard changed to reflect the change. If the panel finds against the question, the deposit will be forfeited to PKC. The panel's decision is final, unless appealed. (See Hunt Director Instructions for further information) D. APPEAL OF A PANEL'S DECISION Any cast member who believes a panel has made a gross misapplication of a rule may request an appeal of the panel's decision by immediately placing a $100 deposit with the Panel Chairman or Hunt Director. Hunt Director will then contact a member of PKC management for a determination on whether the appeal request is valid or invalid. If the cast member can quote the specific rule violation and explain the gross error to a PKC Representative, the appeal request will be considered. If the appeal request is accepted it will be passed on to a panel consisting of PKC Staff and/or PKC National Directors for a decision. If the appeal panel upholds the original panel's decision, the $100 deposit will be forfeited. Only if the appeal is accepted and the appeal panel overturns the original panel's decision will the $100 deposit be returned to the cast member. *Note: Expect the appeal process to consume a substantial about of time. If the appeal panel overturns the original panel's decision the host club may request a detailed explanation if written request is received by PKC within ten (10) days. E. FRIVOLOUS QUESTIONS Following the Question and/or Appeal process the Question Panel and/or Appeal Panel Chairman may report the questioning Handler to the PKC Disciplinary Committee for disciplinary review if he/she believes the question brought forth was frivolous, deceitful or malicious in nature. Special consideration will be given to those Handlers being reported more than once. F. PANEL RETURNING TO A TREE In order for this option to be exercised the tree must be questioned at the time of scoring to be brought before a Question Panel. If the questioning cast member does not agree with the panel's ruling at the club, he/she may request that the Question Panel return to the tree by placing a $100 deposit with the Panel Chairman. If the panel inspecting the tree finds in favor of the questioning Handler(s), the scorecard will be changed and the $100 will be refunded. If not, the original score will remain and the deposit forfeited. If the panel inspecting the tree finds this to be a mere difference of opinion with no wrong doing, disciplinary charges will not be filed. However, if the panel inspecting the tree unanimously determines there to be blatant and intentional wrongdoing, charges will be filed on the guilty Handler(s) requiring them to pay a $250 fine and serve a one year suspension beginning on the date the fine is paid. All forfeited deposits and fine money in these cases will go directly to the PKC Youth Program's escrow account. 5. DISCIPLINARY REPORTS Any Handler may be reported to the Hunt Director by another cast member, Judge, Guide or club member. Hunt Director will send the report to PKC with other hunt results. Misconduct reports will be handled as provided in the National Association By-Laws. The issue will be investigated and charges may be brought on others involved, as well as, member charged. 6. HANDLERS A. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS Handler and Owner(s) must be current member(s) of PKC and be in good standing. By entering, the Handler and Owner(s) also agree to accept and abide by the decision(s) of the Judge, Question Panel, Appeal Panel and PKC. Handlers and Owners entering PKC events are expected to know, understand and comply with PKC rules and policies contained herein as well as any changes, additions and/or deletions published in PROHOUND or on the PKC website, which become effective on the date of publication unless otherwise stated. It is the responsibility of each Handler to ensure that results of their cast are accurate and correct on the scorecard. The PKC rules and policies clearly outline appropriate steps to be taken by Handlers who believe the Judge and/or Handlers are making scoring or other errors. Unless Handler(s) follow these proper question, disqualification and/or disciplinary procedures in an appropriate and timely manner, Handler(s) forfeit their rights to question the scorecard and/or have it corrected. PKC reserves the right to correct any error discovered, but bears no responsibility to change and/or correct any scorecard that has not been questioned in an appropriate and timely manner by cast member(s). B. HANDLER CONDUCT A Handler must conduct himself as a gentleman and sportsman at all times. A Handler becoming loud, aggressive or belligerent may be scratched regardless of the merit of his argument. A Handler displaying unsportsmanlike conduct or failing to abide by these rules should be reported to the Hunt Director for a disciplinary hearing. The disciplinary committee may fine, place on probation, or suspend any member. C. HANDLER INTERFERENCE Any Handler or Owner found guilty of interfering with another Handler's dog in any way that would affect his ability to compete may be scratched and subject to disciplinary action. D. DISCIPLINING OF DOGS A Handler will not scold, encourage, or punish his dog during the cast. Abuse, of any kind and at any time, of any dog is strictly prohibited at any PKC sanctioned event. E. HANDLER LEAVING CAST A Handler will not leave the cast for any reason except to go to his dog on a separate tree after the tree is closed. The Judge may give a Handler permission to leave the cast to search for his dog during time-out. F. SCORECARD INSPECTION A Handler may inspect the scorecard at any time, provided Judge is not in process of scoring dogs. G. SPECTATORS Spectators may go to the woods on qualifying round casts if agreeable by the majority of cast members. Spectators may stay at the vehicles on qualifying round casts if agreeable by ALL cast members. Spectators will not be allowed on semi-final casts unless agreeable by ALL cast members and the non-hunting Judge. Spectators may shine trees if agreeable by ALL cast members. Handlers shall be responsible for the conduct of spectators at all times. H. REMAINING WITH CAST Each Handler should make every effort to remain with cast for the entire hunt even though his dog may no longer be a part of the cast. Page 47

50 PRO EVENT RULES Non-Hunting Judges I. SIGNING SCORECARD All cast members should inspect and sign scorecard, however, it is not mandatory. Any Handler who feels that the scorecard is not correct should make note in the appropriate place on the back of the card of the reason, sign his comments, and sign on the shaded side. J. INTENTIONAL MISHANDLING A Handler must compete to the best of his and his dog's ability. Any Handler intentionally handling his dog in such a way as to allow or help another dog or Handler to win will be subject to disciplinary action. K. USE OF LIGHTS A Handler may not use his light to help control dogs or shine trees except upon the direction of the Judge. He/she must turn the light off at the request of the Judge. 7. DOGS Any dog entered must meet PKC standards. It should be trained so as not to hinder other dogs in the cast. The dog must be PKC registered in the true Owner's name. All awards will be presented to the registered owner of the dog, or his written designated assignee. A. FALSE REGISTRATION Anyone found guilty of falsely registering or falsely entering any dog with wrong papers will be scratched and subject to disciplinary action. B. VETERINARIAN EXAMINATION A dog will not be under the influence of any drug that would alter his behavior or ability to hunt. The Handler must allow his dog to be examined by a veterinarian, if requested, or be suspended indefinitely. C. TRACKING COLLARS A dog may wear a tracking collar during the hunt. It may be used during any time-out period to return the dog to the cast. All tracking receivers must remain "powered off" during hunting time. All Handlers must agree to allow the Judge to check any tracking unit for use at any time requested. Checking for use may include powering on a Handler's tracking receiver for verification of use. This rule is to be strictly enforced. Any time a Handler is scratched for tracking equipment infractions; misconduct charges MUST be filed and sent to PKC. NOTE A handler may be permitted to temporarily power on a tracking unit in order to mark a tree for a panel to look at without being scratched while his/her dog is tied at the tree. In this case, the tracking unit must be powered off immediately after marking the tree. D. TRAINING COLLARS A dog may wear an electronic training collar, but the transmitter may not be carried on the cast, used during the hunt, or during time-out. The transmitter may only be retrieved and utilized after the dog has completed the cast. This rule is to be strictly enforced. Any time a Handler is scratched for training equipment infractions; misconduct charges MUST be filed and sent to PKC. E. DOG WITHDRAWN BY HANDLER No Handler may withdraw their dog without first handling it, unless all cast members and Judge unanimously agree and give permission. If any cast member objects to the dog being withdrawn, he/she must state a legitimate reason as to how it could negatively affect the outcome of the cast. Handler(s) objecting for an invalid reason may be subject to disciplinary action. (Also see 13-A.) 8. POINT SYSTEM Judge shall repeat dog's name and points being awarded on each and every strike and tree call made by Handlers. Strike and/or tree points shall be split when positions called by Handlers cannot be clearly identified by Judge. A. STRIKE POINTS 100 points for the dog struck first, 75 points second, 50 points third and 25 points fourth. (1) ONLY ONE SET OF STRIKE POINTS will be awarded in the event of split trees. Each tree will be counted as a separate tree for tree points. (2) STRIKING AFTER DOG DECLARED TREED A dog cannot receive strike points if he is not struck before the first dog is declared treed unless he trees on a separate tree. However, he may receive tree points if he trees within the five (5) minutes. Any dog called struck after a dog has been called treed will have its strike points recorded with a line under them indicating that a dog was called treed before the dog was called struck. Strike points will be deleted if the dog is handled on the same tree. B. TREE POINTS 100 points for the dog treed first, 75 points second, 50 points third and 25 points fourth. C. POINTS RECEIVED FOR TREE CALL Thirty (30) seconds after the first dog is called treed, the second tree will be closed. After one (1) minute the third tree will be closed. All dogs treed after one (1) minute will receive 25 points. If dog(s) is actually treed on the closed tree, tree points will be deleted. D. DOG(S) COMING INTO TREE Any dog handled but not declared treed at a tree that is being scored or has just been scored prior to treed dogs being led away to recast will have their strike points minused if coon or off game is scored unless dog(s) was declared struck after the first dog on this tree was declared treed. 9. PLUS POINTS A. COON SEEN When a dog strikes and trees, and a coon is seen by the Judge. Only one (1) tree is counted even if more than one (1) coon is up the tree. B. PLACE OF REFUGE/COON CAUGHT ON GROUND When dog(s) are declared struck and treed and a coon is seen in a place of refuge other than a tree, the dog(s) declared treed will receive plus strike and tree points. Dogs not declared treed, but handled get plus strike points only. If off game is seen, minus strike and tree points of dog(s) handled. No tree points may be awarded for game caught on the ground. Any time dogs catch or bay game, the cast should advance and investigate immediately. Dogs declared treed will receive deleted tree points. Strike points will be plus for coon and minus for off game. 10. MINUS POINTS A. OFF GAME Any game that is not a coon or a non-domestic winged animal is considered "off game". For dog(s) treeing "off game", both strike and tree points will be minus. Any dog handled, but not declared treed at a tree or place of refuge where "off-game" is seen will receive minus strike points unless declared struck after the first dog treed. Dog(s) catching or baying off game on the ground will receive minus strike points and deleted tree points if called treed. B. TREEING EMPTY TREE When dogs tree and the Judge can plainly see that no coon is there and there is no place in the tree for one to be hiding. C. LEAVING TREE When a dog has been declared treed and the dog leaves the tree. If he goes on the trail, just his tree points will be minused. If the dog returns to the tree before the tree is closed, handler may re-tree for next available position on the tree. D. QUITTING TRAIL When a dog quits a trail, strike points will be minus. When a dog strikes back on a trail that is being worked, he will receive a maximum of 25 points, unless all dogs are competing for 100 strike points. E. SIX (6) MINUTE RULE If dogs declared struck do not open within six (6) minutes, all strike points will be minus. NOTE After scoring tree, do not start six (6) minute rule until after walking the required one (1) minute as stated in Rule #2-L. F. TWO (2) MINUTE RULE After dog(s) are declared treed, at least one (1) of the dogs on that tree must bark at least once every two (2) minutes or be minused. NOTE If no dog(s) declared treed are barking and no struck trailing dog(s) are barking, once the two (2) minute rule expires and treed dog(s) are minused, only four (4) minutes remain on the six (6) minute rule before minusing trailing dog(s). G. RUNNING OFF GAME If dog(s) are seen to be running off game, their strike points will be minused and struck back in for 25 points. H. BABBLING Any dog leaving barking off the chain and/or is declared struck within the first minute must show that it is taking a track out of the area and not false barking. Dogs guilty of false barking (babbling) will be minused on the first offense and scratched on the second offense. I. FAILURE TO CALL DOG When Judge has determined that a dog has opened three (3) times after the first minute, he/she will ask for a call. If Handler fails to call the dog struck on the next bark, Judge will award next available points and minus them. If the dog continues to open he must be struck after the next three (3) barks or minus process repeated. Page 48

51 PRO EVENT RULES Non-Hunting Judges J. RUNNING FAST GAME When one (1) or more dogs leave on a fast moving trail and the cast is unable to keep close enough to effectively judge the dogs, the Judge will minus the dogs and apply the time-out rule. Any dog not running a fast moving trail will receive deleted strike points. The place for the Handlers to return to must be designated. Any Handler unable to return his dog to the cast within the time limit will be scratched and the cast completed with the available dogs. K. CALLING A DOG THAT HAS NOT OPENED Should any Handler call his dog that has not opened or calls another Handler's dog, the Judge will award points called and minus them. These points will then be opened for all Handlers. 11. CIRCLE POINTS Circle points count neither for, nor against a dog. A dog with all circle points will have a total score of zero. Points will be circled when a dog strikes and trees up a tree or other place of refuge where there could be a coon, yet no coon and no off game is seen. No trees should be climbed, however, every reasonable effort should be made to score a dog. Stepping up on a stump, log or fork of a tree is not considered climbing. Any Handler has the right to search a hole that any dog is called treed in. Under no circumstances can strike points be circled unless they are connected to circle tree points. 12. DELETED POINTS A. When dog(s) return to a tree previously scored on. B. When dogs are trailing when hunting time is completed. C. If time-out must be called. D. When the Judge orders dogs to be called off because of livestock or nearness of a highway, buildings, etc. E. When dog's scores are altered through interference of a person that is not a member of the cast. F. When dog is called treed after five (5) minutes are up on a tree, he will receive 100 points. The points will be deleted if he is in fact treed on a dead tree. G. When dogs are treed across deep water or other dangerous obstacle, after all efforts to reach dogs have been exhausted and the cast cannot reach dogs, all points should be deleted and the time-out rule applied. Under no circumstances should any cast member attempt to cross water deep enough to require swimming. H. If squirrel is seen in tree while scoring and there is a bed or hole in the tree large enough to conceal a raccoon, strike and tree points of dogs handled at this tree will be deleted. 13. DOGS/HANDLERS MAY BE SCRATCHED Dogs or Handlers may be scratched for interfering with another dog or Handler's ability to compete. If an unintentional error has been made by a Judge or Handler which has done no harm to other Handlers and/or dogs, every effort should be made to rectify the situation in ways other than scratching. No Handler shall be scratched for following a Judge's instructions, even if these instructions are later determined to be in error. If not for a specific reason outlined below, dogs and/or Handlers should be scratched only as a last resort. Every effort should be made to allow dogs and Handlers to compete for the entire cast. Specific reasons to scratch are as follows: A. FIGHTING Any dog snarling, growling, or coming off the tree toward another dog will be scratched. A dog with his hackles turned up, growling and fussing may be scratched. Any dog showing aggression may be scratched. Equal consideration should be given about scratching a dog fussing and growling while hunting, as well as, one who is treed. No dog should be scratched for fighting while under the control of his Handler (on leash, in a truck, etc) or because of another dog previously scratched or withdrawn but not handled. However, a dog may be scratched after hunting time has expired should it be involved in the scoring of a tree call. WARNING Judge may issue a warning to the Handler of a dog he/she suspects is causing trouble without scratching the dog. Judges are not required to actually see a dog(s) showing aggression in order to place that dog(s) under a warning. In any subsequent altercation where the aggressive dog in not known, the dog under warning should be scratched with the dog involved being permitted to remain in cast under warning. No Handler will be allowed to withdraw his dog to avoid being "scratched for fighting". B. BABBLING Any dog leaving barking off the chain and/or is declared struck within the first minute must show that it is taking a track out of the area and not false barking. Dogs guilty of false barking (babbling) will be minused on the first offense and scratched on the second offense. C. 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. D. MOLESTING, RUNNING, BAYING OR TREEING LIVESTOCK E. HANDLER MISCONDUCT Any Handler becoming unreasonable, aggressive or presenting his ideas in a forceful manner may be scratched. The decision is final and cannot be questioned. Any Handler continuing to be abusive will be reported to a disciplinary committee. F. SEXUAL BEHAVIOR Females smelling strong enough to attract male dogs, or any dog exhibiting sexual behavior instead of hunting during the progress of the cast may be scratched. If it is not possible to determine which dog is responsible for the behavior, both may be scratched. G. STATIONARY RULE Any dog continually barking in the same place for a period of six (6) minutes will be scratched, unless called treed. This rule is to apply to a dog obviously barking treed. If a dog should pause for more than two (2) minutes or leave the area, break the six. If it returns, a new stationary rule will be started. If the six (6) minute rule is being applied to a dog and another dog is called treed in the same place, break the six (6). If it is later determined the dog(s) are treed on separate trees, a new stationary rule will be started on the dog(s) not called treed. If Judge is heading to or in the process of scoring another tree, the stationary rule should be stopped. Handler(s) must be advised any time the stationary rule is being applied on their dog and that it will be scratched unless declared treed. Anytime the stationary rule has been running for four (4) minutes or more and dog(s) stops barking, the two (2) minute rule should be applied. Should six (6) minute rule expire before two (2) minutes expires and dog resumes barking, Handler(s) should be permitted to make a tree call provided call is made within the next three barks the dog makes. H. FIFTEEN (15) MINUTE RULE Dogs failing to go hunting during any fifteen (15) minute period of hunting time will be scratched. The Handler has the right to walk any dog not hunting in the direction the Guide wishes to hunt. If dog is handled at a tree during this fifteen (15) minute period, the time should be paused and then continued after dog is recast. A dog must be gone for five (5) minutes to be considered hunting, unless the hunt expires. At anytime a dog(s) is called struck that has opened, the fifteen (15) minute rule will be dropped/stopped/broken. I. Unreasonable delay in completion of the cast. J. RETURNING TO A TREE Dog(s) may be handled at the same tree a second time without being scratched. However, any dog handled at the same tree three (3) times will be scratched. NOTE If dog(s) are handled at the same tree the third time after hunting time has expired, they will not be scratched unless they had been previously declared treed during hunting time. K. UNSOLICITED ADVICE Any Handler offering unsolicited advice to the Judge concerning the scoring of dogs while he/she is considering his call will be scratched on the second offense. Judge must warn Handler on first offense and scratch on second offense. Judge must be free to make his decision concerning scoring of dogs without being under pressure from Handlers to make a certain call. Any Handler is free to question Judge's decision after he/she has made his call, or not, in accordance with the questioning procedure. L. HANDLER LEAVING CAST Any Handler leaving the cast, except to go to a separate tree, will be scratched from the cast. (Refer to Rule #6-E). M. OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE Any Handler attempting to use assistance and/or communication from outside of the cast in an effort to gain an unfair advantage will be scratched and reported to PKC for disciplinary review. N. Tracking and/or training collar abuse. (See Rules 7-C and 7-D) Page 49

52 PRO EVENT RULES Non-Hunting Judges 14. TIME-OUT Time-out should not be called unless absolutely necessary if all dogs are not close enough to leash. If time-out is called, it will apply to all dogs in the cast. Time-out should be a maximum of one (1) hour, but less than one (1) hour may be allowed if necessary to make the deadline at the club. A place for Handlers to return must be designated. At the end of time-out, Handlers must have their dog in hand at predetermined location and be ready for recasting. At no time and for no reason, will a cast be permitted to use vehicles to travel to dogs during hunting time. If vehicles are used, time-out must be called, and all pending scores will be deleted. Time-out may be called for the following reasons: A. When dogs or cast members are getting near a place of danger. (highway, gunshots fired, posted property, etc.) B. When dogs not in the cast are working a trail or tree with cast members' dogs. All scores by cast members' dogs will stand unless altered by dogs outside the cast. C. If new ground must be found to finish the cast. D. In case of accident or sickness. E. GOING OUT OF HEARING OF TRAILING DOGS When cast walks out of hearing of trailing dogs to score a tree, they should return to the area where dogs were last heard. If dogs are not heard within six (6) minutes, points will be deleted and the time-out rule applied or the Handler(s) may receive minus strike points and continue the cast at their option. If Handlers with dogs struck are unable to reach a unanimous decision on calling time-out or taking minus points, time-out will be called. F. If the scratching of a dog or Handler is questioned, immediately note the remaining hunting time on the scorecard, score all pending trees, delete pending strikes not connected to trees and then call time-out to get the question resolved before continuing the cast. 15. TIES All ties must be broken to determine a cast winner or placement. Ties will be broken as follows: A. The dog with the most plus tree points. B. The dog with the most plus strike points. C. The dog with the most circle points, strike and tree points combined. D. The dog with the most circle tree points. E. The dog with the least minus points. F. If there is still a tie; the dogs tied will continue hunting until the tie is broken. In overtime, the first dog to draw minus or the scoring of the first dog called treed will break the tie. time-out should not be called to break a sudden death tie. Cast should continue hunting without time-out being called. As an option to overtime, tied Handlers may unanimously vote to flip a coin to determine the winner. 16. ENTRY REFUSAL/BARRING INDIVIDUALS FROM CLUB PKC and/or a sponsoring club has the right to refuse entry to any Owner, Handler or dog for just cause including, but not limited to violent behavior, under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the event. However, no Owner or Handler may be refused entry or barred from a club on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, physical impairment, or their status with another registry or club. A PKC member may be barred from a specific host club for just cause only. Prior to any member being barred from a club, the club must first contact the PKC staff with details surrounding the accused member. A hearing for the accused member with club officers and/or board members will be scheduled at the club. The accused member and PKC must be notified and invited in writing via certified letter more than ten (10) days in advance of the hearing. PKC reserves the right to attend and/or send a representative to the hearing. Following the hearing and club decision, the accused member must be notified of his/her status in writing via certified mail. Copies of all correspondence between the club and the accused member(s) must be provided to PKC. PKC reserves the right to uphold or deny this barring action based upon the evidence provided. 17. DOG WITH NO PLUS OR CIRCLE POINTS A dog that has not scored plus or circle points cannot place over a dog who has scored plus points or circle points. 18. DETERMINING WINNERS The final score is determined by subtracting all minus points from all plus points. All circle points count as zero as a final score. After determining the final score, the order of placement is as follows: A. MOST PLUS POINTS If more than one dog has the same amount of plus points as a final score, see tie-breaking rules. B. TOTAL SCORE OF ZERO All circle points count as zero for a final score. If more than one dog has a final score of zero (no plus and no minus), see tie-breaking rules. C. LEAST MINUS POINTS WITH PLUS OR CIRCLE The dog with the least minus points that has scored plus or circle points. D. LEAST MINUS POINTS WITHOUT PLUS OR CIRCLE The dog with the least minus points without scoring plus or circle points. NOTE: The preceding formula applies to a placing in a cast or a cast winner advancing. Anytime more than one dog is scratched from a cast at the same time, they will place in the order of their score at the time they were scratched. No dog scratched for fighting may advance as a cast winner. 19. RECASTING A deadline will be announced for cast winners to be back to the clubhouse. Winners will be cast winners whose scorecard is presented to the Hunt Director by the deadline. Any dog not on the grounds to answer roll call will be scratched. Cast winners will recast to determine placement, or split awards equally if agreeable with all cast members. The Hunt Director will have the authority to set a time deadline for cast(s) to be finished. The winner will be the dog winning the cast at the deadline. In case of a tie that cannot be broken, the awards will be split for the tied positions. 20. GOOD JUDGEMENT THESE RULES ARE WRITTEN AND INTENDED TO IDENTIFY AND REWARD THE DOG THAT HUNTS, STRIKES, TRAILS, AND TREES LIVE RACCOON AND STAYS UNTIL ITS HANDLER ARRIVES. AT TIMES IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO USE GOOD JUDGMENT RATHER THAN A LITERAL INTERPRETATION OF THESE RULES TOWARD THIS END. IT IS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THESE RULES FOR THE JUDGE, PANEL AND/OR APPEAL PANEL TO USE THEIR JUDGMENT AND DISCRETION ON SITUATIONS NOT SPECIFICALLY COVERED BY THESE RULES. USE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, ILLEGAL DRUGS OR ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SHALL NOT BE PER- MITTED ON THE GROUNDS OF OR WHILE PARTICI- PATING IN A PKC SANCTIONED EVENT. ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, ILLEGAL DRUGS OR ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY. PKC CONTACT INFORMATION Should a problem occur at any PKC sanctioned event, please contact one (1) of the following Staff Members: JERRY MOLL...(812) TONY SECOY...(419) KEVIN ROBERSON...(931) MIKE CRANEY...(812) Page 50

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