10/6/17: For the third time, we put on a "Coon Hunting Birthday Party" for one of our local youths. We had around 10 youth hunters and about as many parents. Everyone had a blast. The birthday boy went home with a coon tail (picture on the left) and everyone got a class on the Garmin system (picture on the right). Thank you Mr. Blackburn for the help in making this happen again this year!
We plan on attending the UKC hunt scheduled in Harper Tx in February and Texas Black and Tan Days in Thompsonville, Tx. in February as well. This time, we'll do a better job of taking pictures and will post them here.
9/29/17: Bullet picked up another Nite Champion win and Booger picked up another Best of Show at the Hill Country Coon Hunters Association in Harper. That gives Bullet 3 wins to Grand Nite Champion and made Booger a Bench Show Champion.
Black and Tan Days 2017 was another great weekend! We had some great hunts, made new friends, and got to see some old ones. Here is Justin and Booger before the pup derby.
6/30/17 - It's been really hot and we've been treeing a few coons here and there...but not like when the weather was cooler. We're planning on making it to the UKC hunt in Waelder on July 14, 2017. I think we may hunt Bullet in this one.
1/13/18: We took Bullet and Booger to the Black and Tan Sectional in Thompsonville, Tx. Bullet won Best of Show on the bench, but unfortunately, had a dead cast in the hunt. Booger managed to come in with plus points on his cast, but not enough for a win. Congratulations Haskell Wright, who had the better hound!
Once again, the ABTCHA did an outstanding job putting on Black and Tan Days 2018. This was our 3rd trip to Black and Tan Days. For us, its a 30 hr/1800 + mile trip, and we have the best time each year. This year, Justin was awarded 2nd place in the Youth Endowed Scholarship Bench Show, as well as, the Horizon Award. We would like to say Thank You to the Association for these honors, and again to Mr. Blackburn for all of the guidance and mentorship that he has provided over the years.
Booger won High Scoring B&T male and Best of Show male at the Texas State Youth Championship in Fayetville on June 10, 2017. We couldn't get a cast win this time, but he did pick up his second Best of Show win.