Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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Fox Hounds

The Belle Meade Hunt Masters believe that the more field members understand what huntsman and hounds are up to, the more they will enjoy each foxhunting day. To that end, Epp Wilson sends the occasional email to the membership reviewing the day’s hound work. With virtually every foxhunt in North America entering puppies right about now, here’s a timely one for all.

epp and hounds fox hunting.gianniniEpp Wilson and hounds / Lauren Giannini photo

Those of you who came out yesterday morning know how well the hounds worked. You also know that we jumped a coyote by the Foxboro Mare Barn and ran him into a culvert on an old logging road in Wilson Woods. Not only was this good training for the puppies, it was even better than one might first think.

Earlier we had drawn mostly blank except for two incidents of puppies starting what we believe were deer lines. And we were able to get them to leave those lines by hollering at them. Why do we feel confident that they were deer lines? There were numerous clues:

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# Deborah K Bundy 2017-09-14 10:15
Nice article!
# gail andersen 2017-09-14 11:07
Ahhhhh, the perfect wine with a gourmet meal. The constant search & training for great hounds & hunting! Here's to your health and longevity. GMA/NHC
# Nancy Mitchell 2017-09-14 11:11
Thank you, MFH Wilson. Knowledge is power.
# C. Thompson Pardoe 2017-09-14 13:45
A great article by a knowledgeable huntsman and Master. Thanks, Epp.

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