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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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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…

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…

“There’s Nowt so Queer as Scent”

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022
Written by: Glenye Oakford

An article on hounds scenting ability As Mr. Jorrocks said in Handley Cross. Jorrocks ended this pronouncement by adding,” ‘cept a woman.” But I think I’d end it differently: “There’s nowt so queer as scent, ‘cept what we’ll do to try to understand it.” More of that in a moment. “Oh, that weary scent!” exclaimed...

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Stowe Beagles in the ’80’s

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2022
Written by: Adrian Dangar
Hunt:

John Thornton, known to everyone as Nat, spent over 35 years working at Stowe together with his wife Ann, who worked in the Medical centre caring for sick Stoics. They arrived in 1973 and initially, Nat looked after the Beagles and also tended the Headmaster’s garden. They lived in the West Boycott Pavilion. At that...

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The Warship Hounds

Posted on Monday, February 14, 2022
Written by: Contributed by Mrs Hazel Bishop
Hunt:

From Richard Parnall’s History of the Golden Valley Hunt we found this intriguing tale concerning   Golden Valley Lightning and Golden Valley Lively: During the summer of 1946 a young Naval Officer, whose parents were friends of Mrs. Riddell, who lived at The Moor, Nr. Hay-on-Wye, called on her for advice. He owned a couple...

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Early 20th Century Notes on the Belvoir

Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
Hunt:

Exactly when the Belvoir Hounds were first established is not known. It is, however, probable that the occupants for the time being of the famous castle included a pack of hounds among their possessions almost from time immemorial. At any rate, we know that there were hounds at Belvoir in the reign of James 1st,...

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The Winners of The Great Hound Match of 1905?

Posted on Friday, August 27, 2021
Written by: Buck Wiseman with additional notes from BHD

Many readers will know that the Great Hound Match of 1905 was a face-off between A. Henry Higginson’s Middlesex Hunt with its English Foxhounds and Harry Worcester Smith of the Grafton Hunt and his American Foxhounds.  The Match was held in the Piedmont Hunt’s then country with each pack alternating days hunting in the country. ...

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Goodall’s Practice

Posted on Friday, August 13, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook
Hunt:

Better known as ‘Goodall’s Practice’ These notes which were first published by Baily’s are Lord Henry Bentinck’s Remarks on the Late William Goodairs Method with the Belvoir Hounds. William Goodall was Huntsman to the Duke of Rutland for 17 years until his death on 1st May 1859 William Goodall’s Method with Hounds. In handling his...

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