(2002) Kevin Devlin; (2005) Lauren Gault; (2005) Eleanor McCullough.
£170. Cap : £10, children £5, visitors (adult) £35, visitors (children) £15
Autumn gold coat, black collar.
10 1/2 couples hounds. Visitors by arrangement.
History of the Hunt
The Hunt was formed in 1989 by Jim Alec Wilson, Leslie Wilson, Johnny Bryson and Harry Abbott, who visited the Farmers Bloodhounds in the Cotswolds to assess the potential of the sport. A foundation pack of hounds was purchased and is the first bloodhound pack in Ireland hunting the clean boot, of which the Hunt is very proud.
The country runs from Larne through to Bellaghy with outlying areas in Cushendun, Cookstown and Garvagh, over mixed farmland and forestry with stone walls, banks and ditches. Hounds hunt the clean boot, ie only the scent of the human quarry. The Hunt is very popular with farmers as the quarry can bypass crops, stock, wire and other restricted areas, thus accommodating the current changes in farming practices.