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A.C.H.A. World Championship

If you are new to the sport of coonhunting and competition hunts you are aware that there are numerous World Hunts.  In the beginning it wasn't that way.  The ACHA World Hunt was the only True world hunt in the beginning.  Even after others started forming world hunts in other organizations the ACHA World Hunt was the one everyone wanted to win. The true World Champion was the ACHA World Champion.  It was the Gold Standard for Titles.  It was the one title everyone that was into competition wanted if they had a choice.  Many of the greats in the Treeing Walker Hall Of Fame were ACHA World Champions.  The ACHA is the "orginal world hunt." The "grandfather of all world hunts" is rich in history and tradition. Every legend in coon hunting has competed and dreamed of winning this "World Hunt".

History of ACHA

In the mid 1940's a small group of coon hunters formed an organization that would give coon hunters and their hounds an opportunity to display their skills in events called Wild Coon Hunts. They called themselves the American Coon Hunters Association ... ACHA.

In 1985 ACHA reached it's peak, they hunted 635 dogs in DuQuion, Il. and every coon hunter in the country wanted to win "THE WORLD CHAMPIONSIP", the ACHA World Championship!

In the late 1980"s ACHA and AKC merged to form ACHA/AKC. The merger was a disappointment to both parties and was dissolved shortly after it was formed. Since that time ACHA and AKC have gone their seperate ways and to this day remain two completely seperate and independent registries.

The Directors of the American Coon Hunters Association have pledged to do everything we can to maintain, improve and pass on the traditions and intergrity of this proud association.

• "ACHA" .... owned and governed by it's membership.
• "ACHA" .... the "original coon hunting association".
• "ACHA" .... the "granddaddy" of all the "World Hunts".
• "ACHA" .... committed to providing the fairest, most affordable and most enjoyable hunt                     we can.
• "ACHA" .... where our goal is to promote the "coonhound".
• "ACHA" .... "where it all started" and we live by our creed.... "fair to all and partial                     to none!".
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Here are pictures of all of the ACHA WORLD CHAMPIONS won by Treeing Walkers before the ACHA/AKC merger.
           
 White River Rowdy and White River Boone

White River Boone was 1949 ACHA World Champion (The First Walker To Win It.)

White River Rowdy placed 2nd place and was the 1949 ACHA World Champion Female





1949 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION WHITE RIVER BOONE

The First Treeing Walker World Champion.


1951 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION 
1952 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
     THE INCREDIBLE ROCK

 

1955 ACHA DUAL WORLD CHAMPION 
1956 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION 
1958 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
      MERCHANT'S BAWLIE


 

 



1959 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
      MERCHANT'S FANNIE

 

 

1960 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION
        GRAND NITE CH.
        DEEP RIVER MIKE

 

 

1961 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION STAN'S SAILOR BOY


1962 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION GRAND NITE CH. KATIE'S ROWDY

 


1963 ACHA DUAL WORLD CHAMPION
 GRAND CHAMPION NITE CHAMPION HOUSE'S BAWLIE

 

1964 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION NITE CH. STAN'S SAILOR JR

 

1965 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION GRAND NITE CH. CLAXTON'S FINLEY RIVER SPOT

 


1966 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION GRAND NITE CH. SPRING CREEK SMOKEY

 

1968 ACHA WORLD CH. - 1969 ACHA WORLD CH.
GRAND NITE CHAMPION MATHIS' CAROLINA CASEY

 


1970 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION GRAND NITE CH. GANN'S FINISHER

1971 ACHA WORLD CHAMPION GRAND NITE CH. ROBB'S DANNY BOY