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Hunting with dogs

Last Updated: Monday February 14 2005 14:31 GMT

How does a fox hunt work?

Fox hunt
Groups of men and women ride horses accompanied by a number of dogs called foxhounds.

The hunt chases the fox through the countryside in the hope of tiring it out.

Eventually the hunters hope the fox will be so tired that the dogs will be able to catch it and kill it.

Other types of hunt

Foxes are also hunted by foot packs or fell packs which are packs of hounds with people following on foot.

Fox hunts that take place at night, where people use lights or lamps to help them spot the prey, are called lamping trips.