he Southern Shires Bloodhounds hunt the "natural scent of man". The pack celebrates its 10th year this season (2003/04). The hunt is currently kenneled at Park Farm, Wherwell.
Hunting with Bloodhounds is a field sport within its own right. Hunting with Bloodhounds is often described as hunting the "clean boot". This means the "quarries" shoes are free from all artificial scents, unlike Drag Hunting, where they use foxhounds to hunt an enhanced or artificial scent. So you can see the two types of hunting are quite different and should never be confused
There is one thing with all hunting tjhat should never be taken for granted. If it were not for the kind generosity of the Landowners, Farmers and Game Keepers, then there would be no hunting at all, so the Southern Shires Bloodhounds thanks all its Land owners, Farmers and game Keepers for their continued support. We as followers of field sports should always respect the land upon which we hunt.
Hunting at Bull Barrow Hill, Dorset
If you would like to be updated on meet changes, forthcoming events and any breaking news then please e-mail Jo Ricketts and ask for your name to be added to the e-mail update list. (E-mail address can be found on the Contact Details page)
Congratulations to Sarah Haggar and Dan court on their marriage. They were married at Essebourne Manor on Saturday July 23rd. Sarah was ecsorted to her wedding by Joint Master Dave Clark on Sarahs horse "Max" and Joint Master & Huntsman Marc Winchester on "Squid"