The annual “Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials” are held the fourth weekend of March. The heritage of wild hog hunting and free range hog farming is a tradition celebrated by many in Louisiana as well as anywhere you find feral hogs. Some families in Winn Parish have been hunting and raising hogs on the same land for generations. A native of Winn Parish, Earl Kemp Long was an avid hog hunter & Governor of Louisiana, and Winnfield has kept his legacy alive. The Winn Parish Hog Hunters Association hosted the first “Uncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trial” in 1995 to celebrate what would have been Earl Long’s 100th Birthday, and it is now considered the world’s largest!
It has been coined the “Super Bowl” of hog baying, we call it “The Grandaddy of them All”. What started as a weekend field trial, has grown to five days of intense competition with the best bay dogs and trainers in the world!
The Event has a tremendous impact on the local economy, and attracts thousands of visitors from around the globe. Over the years the Classes have grown to include a Puppy Bay, Old & Young Dog, One and Two Dog Classes, and a Youth Baying. On Sunday, the “Best of the Best” competition is open to any dog scoring perfectly during the course of the Trial, with a “winner take all” purse!
In 2012, we added a Campfire Cooking Contest to showcase the amazing food prepared by the folks on the grounds each year. The City of Winnfield & Full Boar Productions would love to invite you and your family to attend our 21st Annual Uncle Earl’s!
We welcome any and all who love the tradition and excitement of hog baying with dogs, we hope you will join us!
BRING YOUR BESTto the Grand-Daddy of them All! Great dogs, great food, great vendors & great folks….
We are the pro hog baying promoters with the highest standards in stock and competitors. We thrive and push for excellence in the sport of baying, striving for the fairest competition in the world of hog baying. We are leading the way in the preservation of this great sport, OUR heritage of hog hunting, and baying by promoting these values and instilling them for generations to come.