Huntsman of the Grafton Hunt Mick Wills is to face trial on 3rd September 2018 at Wellingborough Magistrates Court on a charge of illegal hunting. The charge relates to an alleged incident on 23rd September last year. Wills pleaded Not Guilty at an initial hearing in April.
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
Cubbing or cub hunting
The period immediately preceding fox hunting. Starts from around mid to late August until the Opening meet normally the last Saturday in October or the first Saturday in November when young hounds are trained to hunt and fox cubs are predominately hunted. Also known as Autumn hunting.Full Glossary