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Hunt Reports

20120210144326_IMG_0550Genesee Valley hounds going home from their one hundredth hunt of the season after running their fox in and out of a swamp for nearly two hours. (l-r) whipper-in Erica Hutten, Master and huntsman Marion Thorne, and whipper-in and hunt secretary Janice Barrett. / Bill Gamble photoThe Genesee Valley Hunt (NY) celebrated a new record for their hunt on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, when they completed their one hundredth hunt of the season. True, the eastern part of the country has been blessed with an easy winter, but equally true is that their hunting country sits astride the same latitude as Buffalo, New York!

Located in a northern clime, the Genesee Valley Hunt decided long ago to simply ignore the weather. The only generally acceptable causes for cancellation are lightning—you never want to be sitting on a horse shod with steel shoes in a lightning storm—or when the Genesee River freezes over. Of course, the hunt’s geographic location is advantageous in the summer where they are able to start cubhunting in mid-July.

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# K R 2012-02-19 09:58
Great story! Beautiful historic hunt country -
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+1 # William Gamble 2012-02-28 13:58
As of today, 2/28, we've had 106, and the season runs through March. And so it continues......
Bill Gamble
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+1 # C. Thompson Pardoe 2012-02-28 14:13
This article could only have been improved by the addition of Bill Gamble's photography.
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