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Reorganisation at the Crawley and Horsham

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Written by: The Editor
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With increasing urbanisation as well as changes in farming arrangements and land ownership patterns within their country, the Crawley & Horsham Hunt has made some immediate changes to their infrastructure in order to safeguard the hunt’s future. The current Joint Mastership have therefore instigated a plan to ensure its continued future The pack will be...

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New Book on the Hunting Horn

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Written by: Peter Brook

 The Hunting Horn ‘What to Know and How to Know it” is a new work  by Grosvenor Merle-Smith. The Author is an ex-MFH and huntsman of numerous packs and a lover of all field sports. With page after page of photographs, interesting period graphics and historical descriptions of the huntsmen that used them from America’s...

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Winners of Baily’s Hunting Image Competition

Posted on Monday, December 7, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

We were astounded and delighted with the number of entries and the breadth of subjects of Baily’s first International Hunting Art Competition. Entries came from as far as Australia. Unavoidable Delays caused by issues related to the pandemic were overcome by our panel of judges putting in considerable effort and we are incredibly grateful to...

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Latest Guidance for Hunting in Tiered Restrictions in England

Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

The latest guidance from the Hunting Office is that in T1 and T2 areas, trail hunting can take place providing it is conducted in a Covid-secure manner. T3 residents should not travel into or out of a Tier 3 area to participate in hunting activities (other than those who are employed by the hunt and...

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Hunting Suspended During November Lockdown

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020
Written by: Polly Portwin

Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, the hunting authorities have advised hunts that all hunting activities in England are to be suspended in line with the lockdown from Thursday 5th November until the restrictions are due to be lifted on Wednesday 2nd December. While many will be taking the opportunity to enjoy a...

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Hunting Background Behind Side Saddle World Record

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook
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We were delighted to hear that Navan based Side Saddle supremo Susan Oakes MH is now a Guinness World Record Holder. Susan is the Master of the Fingal harriers. She grew up hunting with the Meath Foxhounds, Tara Harriers, and the Ward Union Staghounds along with the  Fingal Harriers. Here in her own words is...

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Update to Hunting Office Pandemic Guidelines

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020
Written by: The Editor

The Hunting Office has updated the guidelines concerning the resumption of hunting activities and has researched and prepared plans for the safe and responsible operations of hunting activities. A summary is available below. The activities within the hunting community are at a significantly lower risk due to the nature of the activities themselves and the...

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An Open Letter to the Cumbria PCC

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

Dear Mr McCall I write to you with some concern over the recent message that you have published regarding hunting in Cumbria, and I admit after conducting considerable research I am confused. I write as someone who has direct experience of dealing with over 20 Police Forces over a number of years including working with...

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Covid-19 and Hunting

Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020
Written by: Peter Brook

The Hunting Office have now provided simple advice and guidance on how to operate in a Covid-Secure manner. The guidance should go a long way to removing the deceit and half truths currently being spread by those with animal rights agenda relating to the current 2019-ncov sars2 pandendemic. Activities can continue as per the guidelines...

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Win a £1000 Windfall from Lycetts

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020
Written by: The Editor

As the new hunting season approaches, this year has proved a challenge for many hunts with the curtailment of their usual fundraising events. To help counter this Lycetts have launched a free prize draw. This will enable a winning hunt to put to good use £1000 for the benefit of their hunt. When this year’s...

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