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The Rogue River – A Hunting Tale

Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017
Written by: Deborah Jane Nicholas

Of the many rivers that snake their way through the English countryside on their journey to the sea, this river was a rogue. A rebel amongst the well behaved picturesque rivers we all love to sit by and have a picnic. This river stuck two fingers up to the likes of Constable and Monet. Dare...

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The NT, Sir Ranulph Fiennes & I

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Written by: The Aldenham

I walked into the reception at Dysons in Malmesbury. My job for the day was to install some high end computers for design work. I was faced immediately with a long boat like contraption, it turned out to be the sledge Sir Ranulph Fiennes had hauled across the Antartic in a daring bid to become...

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Hunting in America – An Englishman’s Viewpoint.

Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017
Written by: Willy Poole

In his the first of two articles taken from Baily’s 1989 which looks at hunting through the eyes of hunting men from either side of the Atlantic the late great Willy Poole takes the reader with him on his journey hunting with packs across the United States. Foxhunting in the USA is different. I knew...

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An American View of Hunting in England

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Written by: Benjamin H Hardaway III MFH

This is the second of two articles taken from Baily’s 1989-90 looking at hunting on either side of the Atlantic through the experienced yet critical eyes of  hunting men from the ‘other side’. I am Master and Huntsman of a pack of foxhounds, The Midland, located in the southern part of the U.S.A. My hounds...

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When Vets Met Freddy & Vinny

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017
Written by: Jim Barrington

Anti-hunters are not averse to believing their own propaganda, but the claim that the recent general election result swung away from Theresa May in favour of Jeremy Corbyn because of foxhunting really is a classic case of self-delusion. Ignore Brexit, national security, the NHS and blatant uncosted bribes to the young and naive, apparently just one method...

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RSPCA and Statistics- Misunderstanding or Deliberate Misinformation?

Posted on Sunday, September 3, 2017
Written by: The Aldenham

In part two of his well researched article The Aldenham asks whether the RSPCA are playing ‘fast and loose’ with statistics to suit a rather darker anti farming/anti hunting agenda. Many would suggest the RSPCA, as a charity funded by the public and taxpayer, are disingenuous to use the achievement of the various fox control...

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RSPCA – The Nasty Charity

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Written by: The Aldenham

In the first part of his non nonsense muli part article The Aldenham illustrates just how hunting with hounds was used as a pawn in the ‘Machiavellian’  Blair government’s manoeuvres and battles with its MP’s and how it has been used by charities for their own puposes . This multi-prt article has been written in...

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Putting Mark Halford MFH Under the Spotlight!

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

This year sees Mark Halford MFH join the Athestone. We wanted to know more…so we asked! We think some of Mark’s frank answers and his fresh approach will surprise you. Baily’s: Hi Mark thank you for agreeing to do this! An easy first question. Do you have a family background in hunting? MH: No, not...

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Let Denman go! Ex-racehorses out hunting

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2017
Written by: Zoe Wales – Lycetts Newmarket Office
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Racing enthusiasts will know the name Denman, winner of the Hennessy Gold Cup (2007, 2009) and the Cheltenham Gold Cup (2008). Hunting enthusiasts will, however, also remember him for his subsequent hunting career with Charlotte Alexander and the Beaufort. ‘Everyone was so kind at the beginning when he was just starting out,’ says Charlotte, ‘They...

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Rewilding is Not the Answer

Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017
Written by: The Aldenham

According to several internet sources the phrase ‘Rewilding’ first appeared in 1990 and was written by a man called Dave Forman. He was a founder member of Earth First!, a radical group promoting sabotage as a weapon of intimidation against large corporations accused by the group of damaging the earth and plundering its resources. Dave...

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