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November 14, 2013

Memphis FFA Chapter to Host Annual Coon Hunt November 30th

The 2013 Memphis FFA Coon Hunt will be held at the Scotland County Fairgrounds (Art Hall) on November 30, with sign in at 6:00 p.m. and take off at 7:00 p.m. and return at midnight. The cost is $2.00 per person and $3.00 per dog.

Rules and regulations are as follows:

-All teams must have at least one in school, eligible, dues paid Memphis FFA Member and at least one coon dog. (If you need an FFA Member please contact Waltedda Blessing, Ag Teacher, at 660-465-8901.

-Everyone on the team, including dogs, must be present to register.

-Teams may not leave before 7:00 p.m. (Time is determined by official clock at headquarters).

-All persons and dogs on team must return to headquarters by midnight. (Time is determined by official clock at headquarters).

-Coons must be killed the night of the hunt.

-Coons must be brought in whole (no skinned coons).

-No traps of trapped coons may be used for this hunt.

-All local, state, and federal laws must be followed, as well as the regulations of the Missouri Wildlife Code. Observed or suspected violations will be grounds for disqualification, and appropriate authorities will be notified.

-All coons may be subjected to inspection by conservation agent.

-Team with biggest coons by weight will be declared winner.

-If there is a tie, the second heaviest coon will be used to determine winner.

-Ruling by hunt officials is final.

-You must have a small animal game license. (TRAPPING LICENSE DOES NOT WORK).

Contest for biggest coon and fastest skinner will be held at the end of the final prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for: 1st place Biggest Coon - Plaque, Fastest Skinner - Plaque

The Memphis FFA Chapter is holding a coon hunt as a fun event and to encourage community involvement. They would love to see members from the community participate and many teams sign up.

Soup and refreshments will be available at headquarters upon return from hunting.

Be safe, play fair, and have fun!

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