2013 Autumn Oaks Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance Champion

Jim Ridge and Chris Gerth are the 2013 Autumn Oaks Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance Champions.  Thier hound, Nite Ch Briar Creek Sue, scored 750+to earn the HTDA award. Jim and Chris won a Diamond Deluxe Dog Box, compliments of Jackson Creek Manufacturing and the Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance.

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2013 PKC Labor Day Classic Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance Champion

Darrell Mayne and PCH Late Round Bound are the 2013 PKC Labor Day Classic Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance Champions. This pair put on an impressive show winning six consecutive cast wins Monday through Saturday nights totaling 2,225 plus points.  Darrell won a Tri-Tronics Trashbreaker, compliments of Tri-Tronics and the Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance.

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2013 HTDA At Cabela's Event

HTDA Director Don Bonsett and Member John Combs with grandchildren Shannon and Levi Dyer attended the June 2013 Cabela's event to represent the Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance and the Don't Shoot My Dog campaign. Thank you Dona and Company!

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2013 Backwater Youth Legacy

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On Wednesday June 12, HTDA member Brad Hall loaded up the hound, wife, and kids and made it a family to represent the HTDA at the Backwater Youth Legacy. It was a wonderful time with perfect weather.

After introducing what HTDA was all about and the agenda for the night, they talked about tree dogs in general, touched on competition, bench shows and the equipment used. When nightfall came they turned Rock loose, he treed 568 yards deep and with a group of 60 youth and 4 adults they made the trek through the hills to see what he had treed. He had a raccoon on a small poplar with few leaves, so the raccoon was exposed for all to see.

It was truly a sight to see 60 lights making their way through the woods. This year was the first year that Backwater Youth was paying those that put on demonstrations. When they presented Brad a check for $50 he donated it back to the camp. It is truly an amazing week for all these youth to come to and all they get to experience.

Crosley Youth Event 2013

January 2013 Clifty Creek Coonhunters teamed up with HTDA for the Crosley Youth event.  There were 51 youth in attendance this year, with 18 dogs/handlers.  The property manager said he believes this to be the largest youth hunt held on DNR property in the state!!

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