Three members of the Nottinghamshire based Grove and Rufford Hunt appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’Court on the 4th October after each were charged with hunting a wild mammal with dogs contrary to S1 of the Hunting Act 2004. Huntsman Paul Larby, 57 of The Kennels, Kennel Drive Barnby Moor; hunt terrier man Peter White 57 of Leyfields Farm, Redhill Lane, Kneesall and the hunt’s whipper-in Jane Wright, 63, of Town Street, Lound, each pleaded not guilty to offences under the Hunting Act. The alledged offence took place on earlier this year on the 20th January at Laneham, Nottinghamshire and was witnessed by two members of the public who then reported the incident to the police. A case management hearing has been set for December and a trial date has been set for the 7th to the 9th March 2017 at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.
Stuart HARRISON, huntsman of the Claro Beagles, appeared before Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on 3rd May 2018, charged with S.1 hunting of a hare. 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