The training of hounds specifically to hunt foxes came about after the restoration of King Charles II in 1660.  England’s oldest fox hunt is probably the Bilsdale, in the Yorkshire Dales which was  founded by the second Duke of Buckingham who  lived openly with the Countess of Shrewsbury after killing her husband in a duel. Can you imagine what social media would have done with THAT?  Fox hunting today is done by scent and fosters a culture unto its own. We’re not sure how up-to-date this information is, but the following link takes you to an index of Foxhound packs in America by state.

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