Annual Grand American Coon Hunt
Often viewed as the kick-off to the UKC coonhound events calendar, the Grand American is the first major event of the year, taking place in early January in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Presented by American Cooner magazine, the Grand American is a nationally-known event that features skilled hounds from all over the country. The coonhound community is proud to offer this family-friendly event, where attendees can shop a variety of vendors, catch up with old friends, and make new ones!
January 3-5, 2019
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Coon Fest! Free to all early arrivals on Thursday beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Featuring: Food, Country Music, Entertainment and Door Prizes
Opening Ceremonies will be Friday beginning at 10 a.m. in the Bates Building.
(Two Hour Hunts)
There will be a hunt-off following Saturday nights hunt to crown the Grand American Champion.
Double cast winners will advance to the final four. If more than four double cast winners, then top four with highest combined final score will advance. If less, then highest score dog(s) from either night will advance. Must hunt both nights to be eligible for Final Four.
Entries taken on grounds based on hunting guide availability. $60 entry fee on grounds. Cash only.
NITE HUNT ENTRY RULES
- UKC and Grand American reserve the right to assign observers to any cast.
- All guides must be residents of South Carolina and members of a participating club.
- Any cast that becomes separated must return to the Fairgrounds or be scratched.
Send Hunt Entries to:
314 Alexander Road
Whitmire SC 29178
Two Day Event and entries taken in the Bates Building.
Friday: 8 - 10 a.m. for Registered, Dual Champions & Pairs
Saturday: 8 - 10 a.m. for Champions, Grand Champions & Overall
Bench Show Deadline: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.
Entry Fee: $20
Saturday, Free Kiddy Bench Show for children under 12 years old: 10 a.m.
Entries will be taken from 8 - 10 a.m.
Deadline: 10 a.m.
Entry Fee: $15
Will be held after the Saturday Bench Show.
Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Entry Fee: $5
TOP 20 Payout! Number of Entries X $5 / 20 Each Night. The amount of money from the $5 shall be divided equally among The Top 20 Cast Winners each night.
First Place: Overall - $1,000, Tri-Tronics Trashbreaker, Regal Dog Box, Bright Eyes Light, custom embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear, Garmin System from Garmin, and gift certificate from GTs.
Second place: $500, Bright Eyes Light, dog box from Woods and Water, Garmin System from Valley Creek Hunting Supply, custom embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear, and gift certificate from GTs.
Third place: $300, Bright Eyes Light, dog box from KJ Kennels & Supplies, Garmin System from Valley Creek Hunting Supply, custom embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear, and gift certificate from GTs.
Fourth place: $200, Bright Eyes Light, custom embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear, dog box from Big River Hunting Supply, and gift certificate from GTs.
Each of the Final Four winners will be receiving a pair of boots from Yoder Nylon.
Overall Show Winner - Regal Dog Box donated by Regal, and a custom embroidered jacket from Dans Hunting Gear.
Dual Champion Show Winner - a light from Valley Creek.