We quickly found the Blankney hunting South of their meet at Hall Farm, Newton on Trent and upon our arrival they quickly headed back to the meet and packed up at twenty past two. Curiously there were at least 8 red coats out with them so it may have been a joint meet.
As soon as they'd finished we had a call from our other vehicle saying they'd found the beagles so we raced back South to give them a hand. When we arrived the beagles were scattered far and wide and the huntsman hasd gone back to his vehicle to pick up a spare horn as he'd lost his!
Our sabs showed the hunt how it's done and gathered some of the pack, even being praised by some of the support for their excellent horn blowing. The hunt headed back to their meet but continued to hunt on their way, pushing up numerous hares that were only saved by the quick acting sabs. Notts police turned up and we informed them that the hunt were clearly hunting illegally but a lack of desire to leave their vehicles made it hard for them to ascertain this for themselves.
An excellent day and it was gratifying to see so few support at the beagles. Clearly our constant attention is having an impact and it's no longer a fun day out!
Please help us out with a new camera if you possibly can