Wentworth Audrey Best of New England Hound Show

2014 NE Hound show ChEric Schneider photoWentworth Audrey emerged victoriously from the 2014 New England Hound Show, held May 4 at Echo Ridge farm, Lee, NH. Charles Montgomery, Professional Huntsman for Bull Run Hunt (VA), presided over the competition. Wentworth Audrey earned top call in the American Single Bitch- Entered class and was also Champion American Foxhound and Best in Show.

Myopia Hunt Professional Huntsman Brian Kiely won the horn blowing contest.

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Alexander James Returns to Tri-County Feeds, Fashions, Finds

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On May 23 and 24, 2014 Alexander James will be offering custom fittings at  Tri-County Feeds, Fashions, Finds, located at 7408 John Marshall Hwy., Marshall, VA. Make a day of it in Virginia's beautiful Hunt Country and treat yourself to a fabulous custom hacking jacket, melton, or vest!

Fittings will be done May 23rd  9am - 6pm and on May 24 9 am- 1 pm.
Please call to schedule an appointment at 540-364-0305 or email events@tricountyfeeds.com
Walk-ins are welcome!

Another Successful Sedgefield Cup

sedgefield 2014 aAbby Jones photoGary Riggs, MFH and Huntsman of the Red Mountain Hounds in North Carolina, carried the horn for this year's Carolinas Cup Field Trial, hosted by the Sedgefield Hunt in Hoffman, NC. Ten packs contributed five hounds each and 120 people from five different states attended. The first day offered ample opportunity for the judges, operating under the direction of Head Judge Ed Fry, to score hounds as they ran bobcat and then gray fox through the gameland drains, or lowlands, that break up the sandy pine forests. Sunday offered further chases on gray fox, until a coyote lured the pack into a hard chase out of the country.

Nebraska Governor Stands Up For Sportsmen, Vetoes Hunting Ban

US Sportsmens logoMARCH 28, 2014-- Today, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed a bill that would have banned mountain lion hunting in Nebraska. The measure, LB 671, sought to remove the authority of the state’s wildlife management professionals in favor of legislative ban on mountain lion hunting.

In his veto message, Governor Heineman stated “Nebraskans expect responsible wildlife management. LB 671 eliminates an important tool used to accomplish it. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission should retain the ability to determine those management actions which are necessary to protect both the health and safety of our citizens and the wildlife in our state. Removing the agency's authority to manage mountain lions through hunting at this time is poor public policy.”
The bill will now be returned to the legislature where they would need 30 yes votes to override the Governor’s veto.

Live Oak Dandy Takes Southern Hound Show Title

Southern Hound show 14 Ch smallThe eighth annual Southern Hound Show, held on April 5th at Live Oak Plantation in Monticello, Florida, began with overcast skies and the threat of rain, which kept temperatures moderate for the morning classes.  

This year’s judges were Mr. Nigel Peel, MFH North Cotswold Hunt, and Mrs. Linda Jenkins Armbrust, MFH Blue Ridge Hunt. Mr. Franklin Whit Foster, MFH Green Spring Valley Hounds, was the apprentice judge.  Mr. Peel said that he was very impressed with the levelness and amount of quality he saw in every class. 

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