What is needed to start a hunt?
I know the usual question is "how do I start foxhunting?" to which I will admit that I don't really know. There aren't any within 2 hours of me so I've never had the opportunity.
My question is: How does one start a hunt? How much land is needed? Where do you find the hounds? We definitely have both grey and red fox around as I've seen both.
It seems sad that a whole group of people are missing out on what seems to be an amazing experience, all thanks to being so far away from "old hunt country" areas.
Thanks in advance!
maybe the OP really wants to know
I know your answer is meant to be funny, but I live a long way from any recognized packs, and I know a bunch of cowboys who hunt bears and mountain lions with hounds. They aren't wealthy by any means. Lion hunting packs are usually 8 to 12 hounds.
Originally Posted by jawa
I would really like to know how many hounds you need to hunt red fox or coyotes? (We have both). What do you have to know to take them hunting? How many people do you need, at minimum? Do the hounds have to come right away when you call, like a good duck dog? Sit? Stay? How big are they? (Blue tick and redbone hounds seem to be the favorite lion dogs, they are big, around 80 pounds). What does your horse have to know, aside from being able to gallop in the open without losing its mind? How do you get ready to hunt a piece of land? Maps? Lots of trail rides?
There are huge tracts of public land out here, and any number of ranchers that would be thrilled to have people hunting coyotes, by any method.