Walker Days 2023

Upcoming Annual Events







1st — 40%
2nd — 30%
3rd — 20%
4th — 10%

After Payout of the Final Four all remaining Lee Crawford Invitational Nite Hunt Cast Winners with Plus Points will receive $50.

64th Annual

Hosted at Highland County Fairgrounds,
604 John St, Hillsboro, OH 45133, United States

All entries will be taken on the grounds

Thursday April 20, 2023

Lee Crawford Pup Extravaganza

UKC Licensed Nite Hunt Deadline: 7 p.m.
Entry Fee $75 – 90-Minute hunt

Pup does not need to have previously qualified for this event. Any walker pup born on or after April 20, 2021 is eligible to complete.

  • This will be a UKC Licensed Event.
  • Pup must hunt in their category (Registered, Nite Champion, Grand Nite Champion).
  • Must show proof of age (Easy Entry™ card, Registration Paper, etc) when a dog is entered.
  • Handler and all owners must be paid up with TWBFA members for 2022.
  • All cast winners not advancing to the final Four will recieve $50.
  • The Four highest scorning pups with plus points will advance to the Final Four.
  • Dogs MUST have plus points to advance to Final Four.
  • The Final four WILL hunt a one-hour hunt-off to determine their placement (separate from UKC Licensed portion of hunt)
  • UKC Registered rules will be used on the final cast.
  • Hunting Judges will be used in early round.
  • Non-Hunting Judges to be used on casts with two or less dogs.
  • Non-Hunting Judges on the Final Four Cast.
  • Hunting and Non-Hunting guides to be used.
  • 70% of entry fee revenue will be paid back to cast winners and the Final Four.
  • This hunt is a separate hunt held on the same night as the Lee Crawford Invitational.
  • Your dog will receive performance points (if dog is eligible/paid up).
  • Your dog will receive cash for winning a cast and/or placing in the Final Four.
  • TWBFA reserves the right DNA swab/test any dog entered in this event.

Friday, April 21, 2023

UKC Licensed Bench Show Deadline : 5 p.m.
Entry Fee : $30
UKC Licensed Nite Hunt Deadline : 5 p.m.
Entry Fee : $50
90-minute hunt. Hunting Judges on all casts

A conversation with Treeing Walkers Legends Whitey Marshall and James Turpin Friday, April 21, 2 p.m. in main building.

The Annual Membership Meeting will be Saturday, April 22 at 12 noon. Memberships will be checked at the door.

Lee Crawford Invitational Championship

Non-Licensed Bench Show Deadline : 3 p.m.
Entry Fee: $25

Lee Crawford Memorial Video: 5 p.m.
Dinner served immediately after video

Non-Licensed Walker Only Nite Hunt Deadline : 7 p.m.
Entry Fee: $30
120-minute hunt

You must bring your qualifying win slip received at a Walker Sectional. Dogs will show Registered, Champion and Grand Champion Classes. Winners will compete for Supreme Male & Supreme Female.

Dinner Tickets : $10. Each Thursday hunt entry receives one free dinner ticket. To reserve your dinner tickets call Alan Kalal at 612-251-3184

Non-Licensed Old Timers Hunt. Must be 55+ Winner will receive $100

Nite Hunt Deadline : 7 p.m.
Entry Fee: $20

Saturday, April 22, 2023

UKC Licensed Bench Show Deadline : 3 p.m.
Entry Fee: $30
UKC Licensed Nite Hunt Deadline: 5 p.m.
Entry Fee : $50
90-minute hunt. Hunting judges on all casts.

Coonhound Specialty Conformation Show

April 22, 2023. Highland County Fairgrounds
Entries open at 8:30 am and close at 9:15 a.m.
Show to start at 9:30 am
Conformation Fee: $25
Junior Showmanship Fee: $15

As approved UKC for Chartered Breed Associations only. Grnad Nite Champions will be drawn out separately from Nite Champions on Friday and Saturday night.

Walker Days

Hosted in Hillsboro, OH

Thursday - Saturday, April 20, 21, and 22, 2023

"Where the Search for Superiority Never Ceases"

$5,000 PURSE

Nite Hunt Format: Semi-Final Casts

Top 8 cast winners from early round will draw out into two casts of four dogs each. All owner(s) and handler(s), regard-less of breed, must be TWBFA members prior to going to woods on early round. Those two semi-final cast winners will advance to the Final Four. Non-Hunting judges will be used.

Final Four Cast Guidelines

Both owner(s) and handler must be a member to receive the king or Queen of Show, High Scoring Male or Female of each night, or High Scoring Walker or Opposite Sex winner of the nite hunt.

There will be a Breeders Showcase available at no fee. First come basis.
Please note: No Straw in Barns; Sawdust or Wood Shavings to be used only. This is by order of Fire Marshall!

Vendor set-up will be $100. To reserve your space,
send a check for $100 made out to “TWBFA” to:
Jeremy Kidd, 5611 N County Rd 975 W, Middletown IN 47356, 765-520-1552

UKC, TWB&FA and host club are not responsible for loss, accidents or theft. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages, firearms or unprescribed drugs will be allowed on the grounds or while participating in the hunt or in the buildings the day of a UKC licensed event.