Daniel Cherriman discusses the impacts of an unpredictable season
Along with the majority of the rest of England, Northamptonshire moved into tier four at midnight on 30 December. We were out hunting when the news filtered through and it didn’t take long for the inevitable consequences to sink in. No more hunting until further notice.
The management of hounds has been very much more complicated this season due to the uncertainty and the stop-start nature. We had a relatively good and uninterrupted autumn hunting season here, but our opening meet, my last as Pytchley huntsman, was a strange affair, low-key almost, without the formalities of a meet.
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