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A Dialogue in Kennels

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2022
Written by: Finder

Written by Finder and taken from our Baily’s of 1894 this article gives some insight into the conversation in kennels when all is quiet at night after a hunting day. We, the dog pack, were laying on our benches after a hard day’s work. We had been fed and were licking each other’s heads, finding...

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The British Hound Sports Association

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2022
Written by: The Editor

Following the AGM’s both the MFHA and AMHB members approved the plans to move forward with a new single governing body for hunting – the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA). The MFHA and AMHB will step back from the governance of hunting and instead focus on the hound breeding, stud books and regional representation and...

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Update on the Hunting With Dogs (Scotland) Bill

Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2022
Written by: Ed Swales Hunting Kind in association with TiHUK

In this article, Ed Swales turns a magnifying glass on the Machiavellian antics of those in Scotland who are ideologically opposed to hunting with hounds in Scotland. The Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act was passed in 2002 and whilst the title of this legislation sounds admirable enough, in fact its real aim was to…

Update from the Chairman of the MFHA

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Written by: The Editor

The  new representative body responsible for the governance of hunts and hunting is to be called the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA). The British Hound Sports Association (BHSA) will be responsible for the governance of all hound sports undertaken by recognised hunts and will focus on standards, viability and sustainability. Through the BHSA office and...

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Lake District National Park Authority Announces Intention to Suspend Trail Hunting Indefinitely.

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Written by: The Editor

Today in a move which could be described by a reasonable person as ‘toddler-like petulance’ the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) has announced that on land over which it has control  Trail hunting is to be suspended indefinitely following a ‘temporary’ halt in November 2020  which  followed allegations made to police about a leaked...

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Dimple- A Memory of ’94.

Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2022
Written by: Teviotdale
Hunt:

A tale in verse of Dimple ’94 and her time with Stephen Goodall and the Pytchley. Dedicated to Mr. F. Lort Phillips The Pytchley hounds are running hard across the “Badby Vale “; They fly like swallows on the wing, although it blows a gale. ‘T’would make an old man young, I swear, to see...

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The Ballad Of The Foxhunter

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2022
Written by: William Butler Yeats

‘Lay me in a cushioned chair; Carry me, ye four, With cushions here and cushions there, To see the world once more. ‘To stable and to kennel go; Bring what is there to bring; Lead my Lollard to and fro, Or gently in a ring. ‘Put the chair upon the grass: Bring Rody and his...

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The Lord of the Valley

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2022
Written by: George Whyte Melville

Hunters are fretting, and hacks in a lather, Sportsmen arriving from left and from right; Bridle-roads bringing them, see how they gather, Dotting the meadows in scarlet and white. Foot-people staring and horsemen preparing, Now there’s a murmur, astir, and a shout, Fresh from his carriage, as bridegroom in marriage, The Lord of the Valley...

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Hunting, Prejudice and NI Politicians

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022
Written by: Ed Swales

Ed Swales looks at NI at the plans to reintroduce a failed bill to the NI Assembly once again. John Blair MLA, South Antrim’s Alliance Party candidate, is at it again in the run-up to the election at Stormont on May 5th. He has unveiled plans to re-introduce his ill-judged and prejudiced Bill to ban…

Countryside Alliance Key Sponsor of Festival of Hunting

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022
Written by: Peter Brook

The Festival of Hunting is delighted to announce that the Countryside Alliance has become a key sponsor of the Festival, which returns to the East of England Showground on 20th July 2022. The Festival of Hunting will encompass the 134th Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show where the very best hounds from across the country will be...

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