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The Novice Master-Huntsman

Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2020
Written by: Adapted from an article by Ralph Greaves (with permission)

For the new Master hunting hounds for the first time can be an ordeal, but the general opinion on our new Master seems to be that he’s a sensible sort of fellow, and obviously keen. During the summer he’s been getting round his country quite a bit and being a young man of engaging manners,...

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Students Get Up-close Look at Fox Hunting

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2020
Written by: Ben Baugh Aiken Standard 2012
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Walter Cheatham saw Wednesday morning’s opportunity as a way of providing students with an interactive history lesson, exposing them to a centuries old sport, and by introducing fox hunting to a younger generation. It was also the chance to plant the seeds of preserving a way of life. Cheatham is the 9th and 10th grade...

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Spotting Fake Anti Hunting Stories

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2020
Written by: The Aldenham

Two of the most politically motivated stories pushed by the left-wing press before the UK General Election were Boris is going to sell off the NHS, and trail hunting is cruel as only bloodthirsty Tories take part. The left-wing press was pretty successful with the Boris NHS fabrication but looked ridiculous liars once he took...

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Memories of Hunting on Exmoor

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2020
Written by: Nigel Bean

My home is in the shires and we have some wonderful packs. I’ve had some great days – the Bicester and Whaddon chase, Warwickshire and Kimblewick to name a few. But my hunting heart lies down with the Exmoor fox hounds, affectionately known as the Stars of the West where, pre-ban, we had some amazing...

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A Dog Walkers Thought’s on Hunt Saboteur Activity

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020
Written by: Gareth Butterfield

Local Reporter Gareth Butterfield argues that there are serious question marks over the behaviour of hunt saboteurs in the countryside. A little while ago I was walking my dogs in a quiet lane in a lovely part of the countryside and had what I thought at the time was about to be a near-death experience....

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Stalking and Harassment- Now is the Time to Act.

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Written by: Emily Mercer

In this article, Emily Mercer, a Post Graduate researcher examines the impact of the increasing numbers of hunting folk reporting incidents of stalking and harassment. The author points to strategies so that the impact of these events upon those who follow hounds in any capacity can be reduced dramatically. The author argues that successfully combating…

Thoughts from a Follower of Hounds

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020
Written by: John Carter

Just like last year one of the happiest meets I attended this season was on Boxing Day which I enjoyed an hour from home, starting in a tiny village pub with some friends and acquaintances and a large crowd of locals. After a glass of port and a sausage roll or two we set off...

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Some 19th Century Thoughts on the Chase

Posted on Sunday, August 18, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

Written by H.F.C and published in an early Bailys, the author’s thoughts on hunting cover the behaviour of the field, the quarry, casting and scent. Written over 100 years ago the observations are as relevant today as they were when written and are much more than just a historical footnote. I suppose those happy individuals...

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Author, Poet, Broadcaster and Huntsman Stanislaus Lynch Honoured by Cavan County Museum

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Written by: Noel Mullins http://noelmullins.com/

Former hunting correspondent, poet, author, broadcaster, huntsman, Irish Draught Horse and Connemara pony breeder  Stanislaus Lynch (1907-1983) from Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan in Ireland was honoured recently in Cavan County Museum. The special remembrance night saw a capacity crowd of  hunt followers from both mounted and foot  packs including admirers of his work from all...

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The Use, Misuse & Abuse of Science in Support of The Hunting Act 2004

Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019
Written by: Peter Brook

An analysis by the VAWM. This carefully compiled document comprehensively puts the scientific record straight in respect of the hunting debate and demonstrates that there are not and never were any scientific grounds for banning hunting on the grounds of cruelty. Summary of Key Points The Burns Report is incorrectly and frequently cited as justifying...

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