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Go coon hunting in Sylva

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Spend the weekend focused on coon hunting with the Jackson County Coon Hound Association Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3, in Sylva. 

• An HTX Hunt Text will be administered at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. The test, offered through the United Kennel Club, offers hunters the chance to earn a working certificate and title recognition on qualifying dogs. Dogs are evaluated alone for one hour and must go hunting, open on track, tree and stay treed and allow the coon to be seen without committing a fault. Cost is $10.

• A bench show and night hunt will take place Saturday, Feb. 3. The bench show deadline is 4 p.m. and the cost is $20. Doubleheader night hunts will begin at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., each costing $25 and lasting for one hour.

The group will meet at 44 Oak Hill Drive in Sylva. For more information, contact Mathew Bryson at 828.508.6465.

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