The Fox Hunt

Feb 25, 2023 | Diary, Family, Wildlife

I’ve just stepped out of the house to take our furry buddy for a walk and heard the sound of a horn …the hunt is in a nearby wood. The horn sounded again and then that awful, bloodcurdling sound of the dogs baying like crazy. I could also hear the quad bikes and tried to keep up but lost them. Later on, whilst walking along a woodland track, I saw a couple of riders and redcoats through the trees but again they soon disappeared into adjacent woodland, leaving deer and a couple of hares running scared.

As a result of the recently leaked Avon Vale footage of a fox being thrown to a pack of hounds,  the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA) have been forced to ban terrier work for the rest of the season pending a “review”. This begs the question as to why terrier men on a couple of quad bikes were today accompanying the Portman hunt.

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