The Isle of Wight hunt has voluntarily agreed to suspend hunting on Forestry Commission (FC) land until the end of the season following allegations of a breach of FC licence conditions.

The agreement was reached after the League Against Cruel Sports sent footage to the FC of the hunt on its land during January and February.

The FC has 1,080 hectares of land on the Isle of Wight, which the hunt uses for a few days each season.

A spokesman for the FC said it would look at the incident with the hunt during the closed season. “ We usually enjoy good relations with the hunt,” he added.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (13 March, ’08)