rules to play fox hunting
Main hunting season
. Once the season proper starts usually from early November in the northern hemisphere,or May in the southern hemisphere, the idea is to drive the fox from the covert and pursue the scent that it leaves for long distances over open countryside. The northern hemisphere season continues through to March or April.
Drag trail and bloodhound hunting
. Drag hunting, an equestrian sport which involves dragging an object over the ground to lay a scent for the hounds to follow,can also be popular, either instead of, or in addition to, live quarry hunting. Drag hunts are often considered to be faster, with followers not having to wait while the hounds pick up a scent, and often covering an area far larger than a traditional hunt, which may even necessitate a change of horses half way through.A non
Master of Foxhounds
. The Master of Foxhounds or Joint Master of Foxhounds operates the sporting activities of the hunt, maintains the kennels, works with and sometimes is the huntsman, and spends the money raised by the hunt club. Often the master or joint masters are the largest of financial contributors to the hunt. The master will have the final say over all matters in the field.
. Honorary secretaries are volunteers usually one or two who look after the administration of the hunt.
. The Treasurer collects the cap money from guest riders and manages the hunt finances.
. A kennelman looks after hounds in kennels, assuring that all tasks are completed when pack and staff return from hunting.
. The huntsman, who may be a professional, is responsible for directing the hounds. The Huntsman usually carries a horn to communicate to the hounds, followers and whippers in.Some huntsmen also fill the role of kennelman and are therefore known as the kennel hunstman. In some hunts the master is also the huntsman.
. Whippers in are assistants to the huntsman. Their main job is to keep the pack all together, especially to prevent the hounds from straying or riotting, which term refers to the hunting of animals other than the hunted fox or trail line. To help them to control the pack, they carry hunting whips and in America they sometimes also carry .22 revolvers loaded with rat shot or blanks.The role of whipper in in hunts has inspired parliamentary systems
. Carries out fox control. Most hunts where the object is to kill the fox will employ a terrier man, whose job it is to control the terriers which may be used underground to corner or flush the fox. Often voluntary terrier men will follow the hunt as well. In the UK and Ireland, they often ride quadbikes with their terriers in boxes on their bikes.In addition to members of the hunt staff, a committee may run the Hunt Supporters Club to organise fun
. The object of the fox is to get back to his burrow before being caught. The object of the hound is to catch the fox before he gets back to his burrow. Each player has a chance to be the fox and the hound, whoever gets further around the board as the fox wins the game.
. There really is no scoring needed. All that needs to be remembered is what number youre up to and after the roles are reversed, where the first fox finished.
. Each player throws one dart at bullseye, closest to the bullseye is the fox and goes first. The fox starts on 20 and must throw one dart in order into the double 20 and the single 20 to advance. The double twenty is the thin outer ring and the single is either of the large wedges. After the 20 is completed, the fox continues counter clockwise around the board first hitting the double then the single of each number. After three darts are thrown,
Site on fox hunting
. The case against fox hunting seems to me to be based on emotion not fact. Therefore, I would like to put before those who bother to visit this site a few of the logical reasons why I support fox hunting. I am encouraged to do this by the fact that over several years four senior officers of the League against Cruel Sports have resigned from this well meaning but misguided organisation after learning a lot about hunting. Eventually, they became con
. Attire varies according to three main variablesgender, colors, and cub hunting versus formal season. There are also distinctions between adult members of the field, masters, huntsmen, and juniors but we are only addressing the turnout etiquette for adult field members here.
. During cub hunting season in September and October, there is no distinction in attire between members who have been awarded colors and those who have not or, for that matter, between the field, masters, and staff. There is also very little difference regarding the attire of gentlemen and lady members. Hacking jackets are worn by both ladies and gentlemen, preferably wool tweed or a linen material and in an earth tone color such as shades of bro
. Once formal season begins, more distinctions apply based on the members gender and whether or not he or she has been awarded colors. There are, however, four elements of proper turnout that are universalheadwear, neckwear, gloves, and vestsand we will consider these first. Headwear All members of the field should wear a hunt style helmet which is defined as a brimmed cap with a black velvet covering. Safety harnesses are recommended and, if the
. The only appropriate neckwear during formal season is a white or cream stock tie, properly tied and secured with a plain i.e., no emblems, ornaments, initials, etc. gold pin. The pin should be placed horizontally; only professional staff may place the pin vertically. Although faux stock ties are permissible, a full length, four fold stock is preferable both for the sake of appearance and, more significantly, in the event it is needed as a bandage
. Gloves worn during formal season may be brown, either dark or lighter shades such as tan or buff, full leather. White or buff string gloves or chamois gloves are suitable for rainy conditions. Modern dress Black gloves are sometimes seen, but they tend to bleed and may stain the hands. Vests Appropriate vests are canary or tattersal in various color combinations. A vest made from material matching the hunts official color is also acceptable in
. Terrier work plays an important role in fox control, especially on livestock farms and where game shooting takes place. It is the only legal method of controlling foxes underground. If a fox is run to ground, digging may only take place with the expressed permission of the landowner or farmer. It can only be carried out by those licensed by the appropriate governing body. Normally the terrierman will be accompanied by only one assistant. Due to t
Dispatching the Deer
. At the end of a hunt the deer will normally stand at bay frequently this will be in water. It is the job of the hounds to keep the deer at bay until one of the official marksmen arrives and dispatches it humanely at close quarters. Due to the use of a firearm hunt followers must keep at a safe distance away.
. The primary objective of shooting packs is pest control but that is no reason to ignore welfare standards. No shot should be taken unless the shooter believes he can achieve a clean kill.
. The red fox Vulpes vulpes is the normal prey animal of a fox hunt in the U.S. and Europe. A small omnivorous predator,the fox lives in underground burrows called earths,and is predominantly active around twilight making it a crepuscular animal. Adult foxes tend to range around an area of between 5 and 15 square kilometres 2 6 square miles in good terrain, although in poor terrain, their range can be as much as 20 square kilometres 7.7 sq mi.The r
Birds of prey
. In the United Kingdom, since the introduction of the hunting ban, a number of hunts have employed falconers to bring birds of prey to the hunt, due to the exemption in the Hunting Act for falconry.Many experts, such as the Hawk Board, deny that any bird of prey can reasonably be used in the British countryside to kill a fox which has been flushed by and is being chased by a pack of hounds.
. The hunt is often the setting for many social rituals, but the hunting itself begins when hounds are cast or put into rough or brushy areas called coverts, where foxes often lay up during daylight hours. If the pack manages to pick up the scent of a fox, they will track it for as long as they are able. Scenting can be affected by temperature, humidity, and other factors. The hounds pursue the trail of the fox and the riders follow, by the most di
Autumn or cub hunting
. In the autumn of each year August October in the UK and Ireland, hunts take the young hounds out cub hunting or autumn hunting in order to cull weaker young foxes which are full size by autumn season as they are born in spring, albeit not yet sexually mature until they are 10 months old and still living in their family group and teach the young foxhounds to restrict their hunting to foxes.The activity sometimes and in some areas takes place in th
. Foxes are considered vermin by the law of England and Wales and also in some other countries, and some farmers fear the loss of their smaller livestock,while others consider them an ally in controlling rabbits, voles, and other rodents, which eat crops.A key reason for dislike of the fox by pastoral farmers is their tendency to commit acts of surplus killing toward animals such as chickens, yet having killed many they eat only one.Some anti hunt