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STEVE CLIFTON HONORED WITH 2022 IAN MILNE AWARD

STEVE CLIFTON HONORED WITH 2022 IAN MILNE AWARD

On the eve of this year’s Virginia Hound Show in Leesburg, Virginia, Steve Clifton joined an exclusive group of honorees who have blown the legendary Ian Milne’s horn. As a recipient of the 2022 Ian Milne Award, it is a tradition and honor that only five other…

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JOHNNIE GRAY PASSES THE HORN

JOHNNIE GRAY PASSES THE HORN

Four fields followed the Hillsboro Hounds pack the morning of March 26, 2022. It was a large turnout viewable from various vantage points as they poured across the middle Tennessee hills and ridges and through the trails of the Hounds Ear fixture in Cornersville…

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PHOEBE DRISCOLL: FOXHUNTER FOR LIFE

PHOEBE DRISCOLL: FOXHUNTER FOR LIFE

For her 85th birthday, Phoebe Driscoll’s children joined her in a day’s hunting with Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Foxhounds in Chester County, Pennsylvania. “Oh, that was such a great surprise!” she said, since four of them live scattered across the continent, and most…

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WICOMICO HUNT’S PENN-MARYDEL HOUND PERFORMANCE TRIALS 

WICOMICO HUNT’S PENN-MARYDEL HOUND PERFORMANCE TRIALS 

On the first weekend of March, eight Penn-Marydel packs traveled to Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA) on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to participate in Wicomico Hunt’s Regional Performance Trials. This was the only Penn-Marydel-exclusive…

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CLAY BRYANT AND DAKOTA REACH THE CENTENNIAL MILESTONE

CLAY BRYANT AND DAKOTA REACH THE CENTENNIAL MILESTONE

Years ago, Clay Bryant seemed unlikely to become a veteran fox hunter and achieve his centennial status. However, the dynamic duo of Clay and his trusty steed Dakota reached this milestone last year when Clay turned 74 and Dakota marked his 26th birthday. This…

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JUNIORS PROMOTE FOXHUNTING

JUNIORS PROMOTE FOXHUNTING

Members from Keswick, Deep Run, Glenmore, Old Dominion, and Farmington Hunt Clubs went to Richmond, on Feb. 11, to meet with state senators and delegates about the importance of mounted hunting with hounds in Virginia. We met with Senators Peake, Hanger, Stuart and…

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NO LAND, NO FUTURE: WHY CONSERVATION MATTERS

NO LAND, NO FUTURE: WHY CONSERVATION MATTERS

The Masters of Foxhounds Association awarded this year’s Hunting Habitat Conservation Award, which is given annually to a hunt that has made significant and enduring contributions toward the preservation of habitat and biodiversity of their flora and fauna, to the…

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