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Kansas Federation of Houndsmen - Spring Meeting 2020 - Kansas Federation of Houndsmen

Kansas Federation of Houndsmen Spring State Meeting
Will be Held at
Osage City Community Center in Osage, Kansas
2:00pm - Sunday July 19th, 2020



Agenda for the Kansas Federation of Houndsmen Spring Meeting
2:00pm - Sunday July 19th, 2020
Held at Osage City Community Center in Osage, Kansas

Meeting called to order by Bruce Anderson
Roll Call of Officers and Board of Directors
Reading of the minutes
Treasures Report
State Reporters Report
Social Media Report
Pratt Negotiation Report

Old Business:
Hunt Directors Report by Terry Porter
D.J. Bales Memorial Scholarship Report by Terry Porter

New Business:
Election of officers. All positions open except Skyler Micks and Brian Gerhardt
Possible changes to our youth hunt format due to money---Terry Porter
Location of Youth Hunt October 17th 2020. All Federation Hunt dates were moved by UKC due to this year being a leap year
Additional items to be considered or discussed
Adjournment:

Kansas Federation of Houndsmen - Spring Meeting 2020 - Kansas Federation of Houndsmen

DJ Bales Memorial Scholarship
2020 Winner

The Kansas Federation of Houndsmen is honored to announce the recipients of the 2020 DJ Bales Memorial Scholarship
Wyatt Reyer
is a graduating senior at Chase County High School.

He is the son of Kim and Lana Reyer of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.

$500.00


We would like to Thank All the Students who submitted essays to the DJ Bales Memorial Scholarship



Pratt Negotiator Updates

Hello everyone, in light of the current situation with the COVID-19, our state hunt, show and meeting have been canceled which I’m sure you are all aware of. In order to keep everyone informed on what is going on with our sport in respect to regulations and proposed regulations I will be posting on the federation’s website.

A few weeks back Terry Porter and I went to Emporia and met with Matt Peek the Furbearer biologist for KDWPT, first of all terry explained our scholarship program to him and asked him if he or any other of his staff would be willing to judge the essays for the scholarship, he said that he would be glad to do it.

There are three things we talked to Matt about, number one was the purpose of the two weeks that are closed from February 15 to March 1, I asked that he would consider opening those two weeks up to open running season, secondly we discussed the practicality of harvesting Coons year around. Third is the use of lasers at night for the purpose of shooting Coons that are treed with dogs. Matt was receptive to all of these proposals but made no promises except that he would look into their merits. I feel very strongly that we may see that two weeks of closed season at the end of February go away soon and am optimistic that with some perseverance we may achieve the others as well down the road.

Matt has formed a furbearer committee and asked Terry and I to sit in on a meeting and we agreed, that meeting is forthcoming. There are some new regulations pending for the night hunting of coyotes using night vision equipment and spotlights, Matt says they are still working out the details. I think that this will be something we will have to be mindful of as we will be sharing the woods with them when we have been used to being the only ones out at night. There may be a season on these regulations but as Matt says they are still working out the details so we will have to wait and see. Just something to keep in mind.

As always everyone’s continued support is much appreciated and needed!

Feel free to contact me at hatchetjack58@gmail.com or my cell is 785-640-2030 or
Norm Douglas on the federation website

I look forward to hearing from everyone, keep enjoying our sport and be safe.

Thanks, Kin Hickman - Pratt Negotiator


Life Time Achievement Award
Ron Parker


2019 Kansas Federation of Houndsmen Coonhound of the year and UKC Top 100 World Qualifier
GRNITECH GRCH ‘PR’ MUDDY ROAD BACKWATER SAMMY
Owner: Terry L. Porter

2019  Kansas Federation of Houndsmen Coonhound of the year and UKC Top 100 World Qualifier

Kansas Federation of Houndsmen - In Loving Memory To DJ Bales - Kansas Federation of Houndsmen

In Loving Memory To
DJ Bales

In Loving Memory To DJ Bales - September 21, 1981 ~ December 10, 2018

September 21, 1981 ~ December 10, 2018

DJ enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid coon and deer hunter. He also enjoyed fishing, riding ATV’s, playing darts and watching KC Chiefs football.
DJ especially loved spending time with, and cooking for his family at their family dinners.
DJ will be missed by many.


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