22nd Annual Bloodhound Seminar

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Bloodhound Handlers Winter Seminar

December 6th - 10th, 2020

Kings Mountain State Park
1299 Camp Cherokee Rd.
Blacksburg, SC 29702

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.

Hosted by: York County Sheriff's Office

The course is accredited by South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA) for 40 hours of continuing education.


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Food & Lodging

This year, lunch will be provided Sunday through Thursday, however, breakfast and supper will be the responsibility of each individual student. The camp has cabins complete with electricity and bunk beds that sleep up to twelve, but you may still want to bring a space heater. Toilets and shower facilities are near the bunkhouses. You must provide your own pillows and sleeping bags or blankets. Be prepared to share the cabins with others. Hotels are available at additional cost approximately 12-15 miles away. Upon request, the names and phone numbers can be supplied, however, any outside reservations are the attendee’s responsibility.


Registrations will be open until November 1st or until the roster is full. The cost of the seminar is $350.00. There are a limited number of spaces available. Once the class is full, a waiting list will be started in case someone drops out due to unforeseen circumstances. Payment and COVID waiver form must accompany the registration packet. No roster spots will be reserved prior to receipt of payment. Should the situation arise where the seminar is forced to cancel, the registration fees will be refunded. Please, be sure to provide accurate and legible contact information on your paperwork to assist us in keeping you informed in case we are faced with that scenario. Should a student withdraw from the seminar after November 1st, a refund will not be provided.


This class is for tracking hounds only. No other breed of dog will be permitted on the property. Kennels are not provided, so please bring your own crates or pens. Handlers will be responsible for the upkeep of the dog’s area.


Emphasis will be placed on actual fieldwork with day and night training. Hounds will be worked in a primarily wilderness area, however urban areas are available. A questionnaire for each handler is attached to determine classes and instructors. Seminar guidelines will be adhered to exclusively. All handlers that have not attended the Scent Class should arrive by 8:00 a.m. on Sunday to check-in. The Scent Class will begin at 9:00 a.m. Returning students who have already attended the Scent Class are not required to be in attendance for the Scent Class again this year. Handlers who are not attending the Scent Class should arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday in order to confirm their attendance and be assigned to a group. 


NO alcoholic beverages are permitted at the camp. There are no special activities scheduled or provided for guests. The event is designed for the training of handlers and hounds. No children are permitted at the seminar.

Special Note

In case of emergency, the camp number is 803-222-3209, or call the York County Sheriff's Office at 803-628-3056.


If you have any questions please contact Cpl. Tim Carroll, Cpl. Travis Shealy, or Sergeant Chris Kinsey at 803-628-3059. You can also email the York County Sheriff's Office.

Seminar Documents