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Plan to Support the Hunt Staff Benefit Foundation

While it seems like the season is just getting underway, it will soon be time to begin planning for the holidays, and many hunts ask their members to consider supporting the Hunt Staff Benefit Foundation. This fund provides financial assistance to professional hunt staff and their families facing urgent financial need. Grants are considered on an individual basis determined by need. For more information on how to support this important foundation, please click here.

Hark Forward Series Charges Ahead

Our season-long celebration of foxhunting in support of the new MFHA headquarters in Middleburg is off to a great start. Enjoy this month's eCovertside articles about the Hound Performance Trials and Field Hunter Trials from the past few weeks. Mark your calendars for the coming month's events: Hound Performance Trials at Bull Run and Rappahannock, Field Hunter Championships at Arapahoe and Keswick, and the Junior North American Field Hunter Championships at Belle Meade. To see all of the year's activities, visit our Hark Forward page.

Southeastern Hunts Survive Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma tracked up the length of Florida and into the southeast, many of our hunts were impacted by the wind and flooding that accompanied the storm. Fortunately, staff and supporters across several states prepared ahead of time to reinforce kennels, stockpile supplies, and coordinate cleanup efforts.

MFHA Must Continue to Champion the Countryside Point of View

David Twiggs, Executive Director: Headwaters Hounds in Colorado is experiencing a nasty dispute with some relatively new neighbors who have initiated an online misinformation campaign designed to influence the local government and restrict non-commercial agriculture practices. This could impact sporting dogs, horse keeping, and small home farming all the way down to the local 4-H Club projects. The MFHA will continue to support Headwaters Hounds in all ways possible.

Great Plains Summer Hunt Seminar Delivers Education and Entertainment

Mission Valley Hunt Club (KS) hosted visitors from across the central region of the country on August 8 at the Great Plains Summer Hunt Seminar in Kansas City, Missouri. Organized by Jane Jeffries, DVM, MFH, the day's panelists included experts across a variety of hunt-related fields. Attendees appreciated the information as well as the opportunity to share experiences and ideas with others, sometimes a challenge during the season due to the vast geographic distances between hunts in this area.

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