Athens, TX -
January 26-28, 2017
Van Pearce hosted the first ever PKC Texas Black-Eyed Pea Classic last week at his home in Athens, Texas. The format was a three-night hunt under PKC Pro Rules, with sixteen entries each night. These sixteen entrants hunted in four, 4-Dog casts early. The late round each night consisted of the four early round cast winners. The entry fee of $6,500 covered three entries, one third for each of the three nights. The late round awards totaled $31,500 each night. The total awards paid out for all three nights combined was an amazing $94,500.
Thanks go out to the four Pro Judges who went to the woods both rounds each night as Judges and Panel Members; John Granberry, Richie Manning, Benny Taylor and T John Treadwell. We appreciate Van hosting this event and everyone who took part in making the first PKC Texas Black-Eyed Pea Classic a huge success!!!
Shown below is Thursday night’s overall winner; PCH Huff Hollow Shot, owned by Umbarger/Travis of Manchester, TN and handled by Jeff Travis of Cumberland Furnace, TN.
Advance, NC -
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Congratulations to Tucker Beamer of Hillsville, Virginia for winning the 2017 PKC North Carolina Youth State Championship Saturday night in Advance. Tucker hunted Beamer's Bad Betty, owned by Kevin Beamer.
Good Springs, AL -
Saturday January 28, 2017
Mark Jones reports that the third and final night of the 2017 PKC Sunshine Jamboree at Good Springs saw 80 eager handlers looking for a chance to cash in. The coon seemed to cooperate again with 35 being scored on last night and a total of 116 scored on in three nights in Northern Alabama. That's an average of 38.6 raccoon per night. The final four opted to split the open money and added purse earnings, call it a night and head for home. Congratulations to all the winners and a huge THANK YOU to all who contributed to hosting another great PKC Sunshine Jamboree week!
$60 Open Event
$1,000 Added Purse
Final Four Split