Fox hunt

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by animalpro24, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

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    Quote:Weeeell.... thats your opinion, Welsummer. And you are entitled to it. Just as i am entitled to mine.
    I think its cruel..you dont... no biggie. [​IMG]
    We dont have to agree. Actually, we never do. [​IMG]
    No need for the snark in your comments though. No need at all..

    Anyways, i was just wondering if this was indeed LEGAL to do in the states.(because i just could NOT imagine that it was legal..)... and i got the answer to that question. [​IMG]
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

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    My favorite hunt was on Top Gear. They did a special paint job on the car they were driving, to make it look like fox fur, plus a white tail. They did a great job and it was really cute. It was dragging a scented lure behind it.
     
  3. redhen

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    Quote:Hubby loves that show!! Did you see the cattle round up one?? [​IMG]
     
  4. Matthew3590

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    Quote:Weeeell.... thats your opinion, Welsummer. And you are entitled to it. Just as i am entitled to mine.
    I think its cruel..you dont... no biggie. [​IMG]
    We dont have to agree. Actually, we never do. [​IMG]
    No need for the snark in your comments though. No need at all..

    Anyways, i was just wondering if this was indeed LEGAL to do in the states.(because i just could NOT imagine that it was legal..)... and i got the answer to that question. [​IMG]

    What part about the hunting do you feel is cruel? And also why illegal?
     
  5. Matthew3590

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    Quote:If you neutered the males around here it would be bad. In my area hunters are only allowed 2 bucks and 10 does. Very low buck to female ratio so they are hoping for more bucks to be born this coming season.
     
  6. Peaches Lee

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    Quote:yes it is. If you didn't know georgia back in the colonial days past time was fox hunts. I see nothing wrong with it except for all the humans for 1 fox. Plus it is an enjoyable time to ride your mount and socialize.

    Interesting!! Never knew it was legal here... you would think it wouldnt be.... [​IMG]
    Learn something new on BYC everyday... [​IMG]
    Its also interesting the Brits banned it, and we didnt... (as i believe thats where it must have mostly started, then they brought it over here to the States ??..)
    Yes, i agree..all those humans on one fox is sad.

    OOH well... was just wondering if "sport" fox hunting was indeed legal here in the USA... thanks!!

    I never liked Fox hunting and I agree that 40-60 dogs plus horses and riders after one fox is cruel. All my Pony Club ever wanted to do was talk about Fox hunting. [​IMG] I felt glad that they did outlaw it in Britain. I am all for drag hunts.
     
  7. welsummerchicks

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    Quote:Weeeell.... thats your opinion, Welsummer. And you are entitled to it. Just as i am entitled to mine.
    I think its cruel..you dont... no biggie. [​IMG]
    We dont have to agree. Actually, we never do. [​IMG]
    No need for the snark in your comments though. No need at all..


    Anyways, i was just wondering if this was indeed LEGAL to do in the states.(because i just could NOT imagine that it was legal..)... and i got the answer to that question. [​IMG]

    What snark?

    Oh I did find an inaccuracy in something I wrote, though. That the 'field' does not participate.

    Actually they can participate in one way - they DO have to stay back from the master and the hounds, but if they do happen to see a fox start to run, they can point to the fox by extending their arm, cap in hand, and call 'View Halloo'.

    So in a way, they can participate.
     
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  8. redhen

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  9. welsummerchicks

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    I mentioned that earlier - a bag of scent is dragged along the ground to leave a trail. The person who lays the trail chooses a safe trail that stays within the 'country' they are allowed to ride and hunt in. He'll usually include some jumping opportunities and a good long run.

    Drag hunts tend to be VERY fast. There are no delays for working the hounds into covert and looking for foxes - usually most of the hunt is working hounds and picking up a fox. With a drag hunt it goes VERY fast. VERY. I tried to follow a drag hunt once and was left in the dust. THEY HAUL.

    I don't blame anyone for disliking hunting or specific types of hunting. That's a personal choice, like how to put the kids to bed and what church to attend - people don't all need to have the same opinion on those matters. There are pro's and con's to hunting.
     
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  10. animalpro24

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    Quote:Oh hahahaha! That's funny! What episode is that and in what season?
     

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