Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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The Pocahontas Times, Thursday, November 9, 1916: In some parts of West Virginia there is an effort to promote the hunting with hounds such as forms such a feature of country life in England. It consists of clothes, fine horses, and well bred hounds with a modicum of fox thrown in, or an anise seed bag. So far as we can learn, however, this country is too rugged for a complete success of the scheme, and chase too often leads where the fashionable riders cannot follow.

We heard of one thrilling fox hunt in a distant county. A kennel of about forty hounds had been acquired and there was a big opening meet. The pack was taken into the mountain and presently the hounds opened up, and rock glen and cavern paid them back. The expert Master of the fox hounds listened to the chase and led the glad field to a certain gap where the chase was to pass, and they arrived just in time to see the chase sweep into view with every hound giving the glad tongue, and driving before them as their quarry, a stray mule.

Posted 100 years later on November 10, 2016

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