Sectional Hunts Information

National Plott Hound Association
Sectional Hunt Chairman responsibilities for N.P.H.A. Sectional Hunt

The hunt chairman must be a member in good standing of the N.P.H.A. for the current year. The hunt chairman is to complete the sectional agreement (download here in pdf format), showing correct dates for the sectional, and mail with fee to N.P.H.A., no later than February 1, of the year of the event.

Make sure the club advertises the event in Coonhound Bloodlines.

Hunt chairman's name and phone number should be included in ad; so N.P.H.A. members know who to contact, if they have any questions.

Make sure all proper trophies are ordered as per agreement.

Make sure club has proper facilities to hold the event and has enough members to provide guides and judges.

Make sure you or someone you appoint is available on the grounds to take N.P.H.A. dues the day of the event. Winners of the Best Overall Plott of Show and High Scoring Dog trophies must be N.P.H.A. members. Please ask to see their membership cards before awarding these trophies.

High Scoring Dog trophy goes to cast winner with the most plus points. If no cast winner, then the Plott with the most plus points, in case of any ties, use the rules on the back of the U.K.C. score card for breaking the tie.

Make sure someone takes pictures of any Plott winners at the sectional. It is suggested that an announcement be made to all N.P.H.A. members that they should also have a picture taken of their dog and send it to the yearbook editor in case the pictures you take, do not all turn out. Now matter how good your camera is, there will come a time, when your picture just don't turn out.

Fill out the five (5) part sectional result forms and mail copies to the following people:

Original - to yearbook editor
Green - to Full Cry columnist
Yellow - to American Cooner columnist
Pink - to Coonhound Bloodlines columnist
Gold - to be kept by Hunt Chairman

If you need any help or have any questions, ask one of the N.P.H.A. Officers or Directors. They will be glad to help you in anyway they can.

We want a good turnout at the sectionals. If the facilities are poor or the club doesn't do a good job, the turnout will be low and it may be necessary to move the sectional to a new location.

It has been determined by the Board of Directors if the sectional is going to be a one (1) night hunt the host club must furnish at least (1-10) first thru tenth place trophies. If it is a two (2) night hunt the host club must furnish (1-10) first thru tenth place trophies both nights.

Revised March 30, 1999