Stuart HARRISON, huntsman of the Claro Beagles, appeared before Harrogate Magistrates Court on 3rd May 2018, charged with S.1 hunting of a hare. A ‘not guilty’ plea was entered and the case was adjourned until 17th May. A two day trial had been set to start on the 25th September 2018 at Skipton Magistrates Court and then was to continue the following day at Harrogate Magistrates Court. The trial was adjourned at the last minute until 21st January 2019 to be held at York Magistrates’ Court. The case relates to an incident that allegedly took place on the 21st October last year near Sicklinghall, North Yorkshire. Evidence was gathered by League Against Cruel Sports investigators which was given to North Yorkshire police for further investigation.
Huntsman of the Quantock Staghounds Richard Down, 54, of West Bagborough, and whipper-in Martin Watts, 55 of Washford, stood trial at Taunton Magistrates' Court on November 12th and 13th accused of illegally hunting deer with dogs on the Quantock Hills on January 22, 2018, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004 Full story
Hounds are hunting heel or are hunting the heel line when they hunt the line in the opposite direction to which the quarry has run.Full Glossary