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Hunting the Irish Stoat with Beagles

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

In 1906 Captain Herrick, of Crookstown, County Cork, kept a pack of 15 couple of 12-inch beagles which he used to hunt the stoat during the spring, and summer, their Master’s time being taken up with the chase of the fox during the autumn and winter. The hounds were bred by Capt. Herrick for this...

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Pipewell Beagles – Crossing their Country with a Pole in 1936

Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Written by: Jack Ivester-Lloyd 1936

A considerable list could be compiled of unusual mounts on which men have followed hounds. In the last century there were several incidents of young bulls being ridden, some of them even in the Shires, and many a youngster has had his first day’s hunting on a donkey. I, myself, have seen a mule put...

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Contemporary Notes on the Stoodleigh and Knowlton Basset Hounds

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

Taken from our Hunt/Kennel and newspaper reports in 1900/1901 A visit to the kennels of Mr. E. H. Dunning’s bassets at Stoodleigh, Devon, is an object-lesson on how a pack should be housed, and a day in the field with those grand, busy little hounds convinces one that there is no hare-hunting like that with...

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Story of the Long Forgotten Doagh Hunt

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018
Written by: Colin Johnston-Robb

This is a summary of a piece written by Colin Johnston- Robb in 1952   The advent of autumn, marked by the peeping yellow tints and the rather chill winds, reminds us that soon we shall hear hound and horn once more. It is, indeed, animating to behold the figures in glowing scarlet and sombre...

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Notes on the Brookside Harriers

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

This Report on the Brookside Harriers was taken from an early Baily’s – according to Rawdon B. Lee, Kennel Editor of “The Field,” the Brookside were one of the oldest packs in the country and is recorded as hunting from at least 1770 though they were subsequently sold in 1903 and formed the Brighton and...

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Wick Basset Hound History -Part One the Story to 1931.

Posted on Sunday, January 7, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

The Wick are noted in Baily’s as a beagle pack from 1909 with Dr Hawes acting as huntsman and Joint  Master with Mr Pratt. Having closed down during the 1st World War they returned as a beagle pack until 1923 and then were not recorded in Bailys until 1925/26 when they were listed as one...

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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 Refugee Foxhounds

Posted on Friday, November 3, 2017
Written by: Norman Fine

Since acquiring Baily’s we have made every effort to remind readers of the sacrifices that individuals from the hunting community and hunt horses have made in various theatres of war. This year we thought we would look at the efforts made to save various hound bloodlines and, recounted below, is the story of one such...

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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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