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  • Bid for Tickner online
    Your chance to bid for two original drawings by Horse& Hounds’ legendary cartoonist Tickner

    Hunting season begins
    Around 30 hunts are expected to re-start activities today, as DEFRA’s liftsthe FMD-imposed ban

    Scotland marches for hunting
    It is not too late to join the March on the Mound this Sunday and show your support

    UK hunting directory 2001/2002
    As hunting prepares to restart, find out about your local pack of Bassets, Beagles, Bloodhounds, draghounds, Foxhounds, Harriers, Mink Hounds and Staghounds in our online directory

    Scots march for rural feedom
    Countryside campigners to march in Edinburgh next month to protest again the plight of rural communities in Scotland

    Hunting guidelines announced
    Protocols have been drawn up by the Master of Foxhounds Association as hunts prepare to restart

    Green light for hunting
    Hunting will restart in FMD free areas of England and Wales on 17 December

    Hunting restrictions could be lifted
    Hope grows that hunting will resume next month inFMD-free areas

    Beaufort Master calls for hunting to restart
    Joint Master of the Beaufort Hunt has called for the FMD ban on hunting to be lifted in “low-risk” areas

    Battle against Scottish hunt bill begins
    Lord Watson’s anti-hunting bill is presently under consideration by the Scottish Parliament

    “The Hunted” on video
    If you missed the TV series “The Hunted”, here’s your chance to own it on video

    Hunts mark start of “season”
    With hunting still on hold, hunts mark the start of the season with a call for a public inquiry intoFMD

    Vets oppose hunting ban
    A survey of UK vets showed a majority were opposed to a ban on hunting

    Hunter hirelings hit by FMD
    A West Country hireling yard is forced to sell more than half its horses in a bid to survive the continued hunting ban

    Farmers suffer from hunting loss
    Lack of hunting due to FMD has resulted in significant financial loss to farmers.

    Scots vote on hunting
    A bill to ban hunting with dogs in Scotland has won the majority support of MSPs

    Bid for the countryside
    Support the Countryside Alliance by bidding in the Countryside Internet Auction

    Hunt members jump to raise funds
    Three brave members of the Berwickshire Hunt are planning a parachute jump to help raise funds

    Opening meet with a difference
    Foot-and-mouth restrictions results in the Devon & Somerset Staghounds’ opening meet taking an unusual turn

    TV hunting series reaches climax
    Granada screens the last in its TV documentary about hunting, The Hunted on Tuesday

    Alternative to autumn hunting
    Hunts are organising events during September to raise moral while hunting remains suspended

    Irish hunts could ban British visitors
    Visitors from Britain could be barred from hunting with Irish packs when foot-and-mouth regulations are lifted to allow the sport to recommence

    Hunts prepare for all-clear
    Although the government and DEFRA have not yet given hunting the go-ahead, hounds and huntsmen are ready and raring to go

    Could hunting begin again soon?
    Discussions are underway into the possibility of lifting the ban on hunting in some parts of the country

    Countryside heads for London’s 10k run
    The countryside heads for the capital once again, but this time people are running rather than marching

    Hunting may resume in August
    DEFRA considers lifting the ban on hunting imposed due to FMD

    Hunting code of conduct online
    New website for Independent Supervisory Authority on Hunting

    Middle Way considers the way ahead
    Middle Way Group committee considers its options as the Hunting Bill raises its head once again

    Hunt donates £1,000 to air ambulance charity
    The Fernie Hunt presents the County Air Ambulance with a cheque for £1,000 at its open day

    Hounds go on parade
    See minkhounds, beagles, harriers, foxhounds and bloodhounds at the CLA Game Fair

    Internet poll reveals support for hunting
    A new poll by Sky TV reveals that over half the public are against a ban on hunting

    New cabinet’s hunting threat
    Cabinet reshuffle leaves Brian Bender in charge of the hunting bill

    MPs get another chance to vote on hunting
    The Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament confirms that MPs are to have another chance to vote on future of hunting

    Hunting’s future hangs in the balance
    All eyes are on next week’s queen’s speech as speculation about the future of hunting reigns

    Richard Meade expelled from RSPCA
    Pro-hunting former Olympice event rider is expelled from the RSCPA

    Hunting hits the Net
    Hunting becomes more open and accessible as hunts get online

    John Mortimer to defend Richard Meade
    Author and retired barrister to defend Olympic equestrian, Richard Meade, in his efforts to stop the RPSCA expelling him

    Fell Foxhounds launch appeal
    The beleaguered Fellpacks are suffering the effects of FMD

    No compromise over hunting, say Alliance
    Countryside Alliance prepares for life in rural Britain, post FMD

    New hunting website launched
    Masters of Foxhound Association launch new website

    Cash from USA beacons
    Hunting receives a boost from supporters in America

    Counting the costs at the start of a new hunting year
    At the dawn of a new era for hunting, what are the prospects for packs across the UK?

    Hunting Bill set for comeback
    Hunting Bill expected to feature in Labour party’s election manifesto

    Bramham Moor puppy show
    Middleton Woodman progeny dominates the Bramham Moor puppy show

    Beagles stolen from hunt kennels
    Thieves stealtwo Beagles from the Pimpernel kennels in Hants

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