with Horse and Hound

A Dicey Intervention

gusforbush.klmField Master Gus Forbush, MFH / Karen L. Myers photoSaturday, November 28, 2009. A large field of about fifty or sixty met at Henchmen’s Lea near the Old Dominion Hounds' kennels. For the first draw, huntsman Gerald Keal had taken hounds to nearby Thumb Run. Field Master Gus Forbush was standing by a field of soybeans on Thumb Run when he heard hounds speak. Here’s his story:

“The hounds’ voices were weird,” recalled Forbush. “I wasn’t sure what was happening.”

At that point, Keal came galloping back and said there was a bobcat caught in a snare on the other side of the river.

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