Here’s FHL’s first Video Hunt Report! We hope more hunts will send us their action videos.
Cameraman Pat Cooney is in good position to catch hounds as they find and open. Blue Ridge huntsman Dennis Downing blows Gone Away and the chase begins. Galloping across the first field, Downing views his fox away and lifts his cap. When hounds check in a small covert, Downing patiently gives them a chance to recover the line on their own. After a tentative cry or two, with hounds still at a loss, Downing slowly walks toward the pack to nudge them forward. Although the short film clip ends here due to low batteries, the pack did in fact recover the line and hunted on.
Foxhunting Life has arranged with the Academy of Motion Pictures to add a new category to this year’s Academy Awards—Best Foxhunting Cinematography. Pat Cooney is the only nomination thus far, but he needs competition!