Huntsmen Share Valuable Insight at Inaugural Whipper-In Seminar

Whipper In Seminar 2013Emily Esterson photoA standing-room-only crowd of prospective and practicing whippers-in gathered at Morven Park on May 25, 2013, the Saturday before the Virginia Foxhound Show, to hear huntsmen from eight respected hunts discuss the art and practice of whipping-in. The seminar provided an interesting mix of wisdom from the older, experienced huntsmen and fresh insights from our bright, younger huntsmen.

Our sport is changing. Coyotes are increasingly becoming the predominant quarry, making new demands on staff in terms of speed and distance. Road traffic is increasing in many hunting countries, posing new safety issues. As a result, many hunt staffs are breaking away from established ways, to the dismay of traditionalists, by utilizing high tech equipment to meet these new challenges. The use of radios, cell phones, tracking collars, and GPS equipment would not have been a serious subject for discussion at a seminar held ten years ago, but were among the topics addressed that day.

National Sporting Library Announces Photo Exhibit: Contemporary Hunters and their Gun Dogs

sporting dogMIDDLEBURG, VA - Award-winning fine art photographer Jesse Freidin has embarked on an epic documentary project telling the story of the contemporary American hunter. The first of its kind, this series uses traditional photo techniques to create a comprehensive survey of contemporary American sporting culture. The first public exhibition of this project is at the National Sporting Library & Museum, June 5, 2013 – September 29, 2013.

In the exhibit, NSLM George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator Claudia Pfeiffer underlines the motivations of the California and New York-based photographer to create the fifteen color and black and white photographic prints in American Sporting Heritage: A Portrait Survey of Contemporary Hunters and their Gun Dogs.

Potomac Dapper Steals the Show at Bryn Mawr


BMHS Ch Potomac 2013Harper Meek photoThe Bryn Mawr Hound Show Association, MFHA, National Beagle Club and Penn-Marydel Foxhounds, Inc.  presented the 99th installment of the Bryn Mawr Hound Show on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern, PA. More than 500 hounds competed in six rings over the course of the day, which is capped off with a Best in Show Class, where the Champion Foxhound, Beagle, and Basset square off in a final competition. 

Potomac Dapper was the star of the day and named Champion Crossbred Foxhound, Champion Foxhound and Best in Show by the panel of Judges. Farmington Iceberg was judged Champion Beagle and Ripshin Norma declared Champion Basset. 

Champions Crowned at Maryland Foxhound Club's Annual Puppy Show

On May 5, 2013, the Maryland Foxhound Club held its 35th annual puppy show at Keechland Farm, home of De La Brooke Joint Master Sarah Hruda. Donald Philhower, Millbrook, NY, served as judge. This year the show had over 100 unentered foxhounds from 12 foxhound clubs and approximately 60 foot hounds (beagles and bassets) from eight clubs showing.

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