Mootenanny 2020 | Plott Hounds & Hunting Mootenanny 2020 | Plott Hounds & Hunting Bob Plott North Carolina native Bob Plott (right) is a third great grandson of (Johannes) George Plott, the originator of the Plott breed and great-great nephew of Henry Plott who first brought the Plott dogs to Haywood County in about 1805. Plott still raises the family Plott dogs today and has written five award winning books about the Plott hound – the official state dog of N.C. – and southern mountain culture, as well as hundreds of magazine articles. He scheduled the heritage programming for Mootenanny, and helped organize the PlottFest festival that raised $125,000 for regional Head Start programs. Gary Bowen, Bullock, NC Gary Bowen is a lifelong Plott hound enthusiast and expert hunter and houndsman. He has raised his own stellar line of Plott dogs and has been a long-time officer in the American Plott Association. Gary will conduct mechanical bear baying and treeing demonstrations with Plott dogs. Landen Gailey & Kelly Pensenstadler Landen Gailey of Hendersonville, N.C. along with her Plott hound Thunder, is a world famous AKC Agility Plott Hound champion. She and her dogs will be joined by Kelly Pensenstadler of Venetia, Pennsylvania – another AKC agility champ.