Fox hunting is an activity related to the tracking, screening, chasing, capturing, arresting and sometimes killing a fox (common red fox) by fox hounds that are trained or using other sniffing dogs. This is a hobby of nobility, royal, regal in Europe and is a recreational sport.
Traditionally, fox hunting is for on a group of noble who are unarmed, usually sit on horseback and lead a frantic hunt dogs toward the living area to organize fox hunting. The horses are ridden by the hunters, which is features of many hunts, though others will hunt by way of walking.
The use hounds to track the fox began in Assyria, Babylon, and the ancient Egyptians. Many countries such as Greece and Roman had been influencesd and has a long tradition of hunting with hounds. Hunting with hounds was popular in Celtic Britain, even before the Romans arrived, and incorporated herein by Fulpine and Castorian hunting dogs that they used to hunt. The hunting traditionly was brought to England when William Conquistador, together with Gascon and Talbot hounds. Fox hunting was usually served for many social rituals.
Fox hunting originated in Great Britain in the 16th century, but is popular all over the world including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy and the United States. In Australia, this term also refers to the fox hunting with weapons similar to deer hunting. In many countries in the world of hunting in general is understood to be related to any game animal killings related to weapons (such as deer hunting with bow and arrow, hunting wild boar and hunting tigers ).
Fox hunting has begun since the 1500s. Fox was considered the obsession of some farmers because they feared that they may lose the value of pets, while others argue that it was effective in controlling rabbits, hamsters and other rodents. Another important reason for the farmers’ dislike foxes are their tendency to kill animals like chicken. But they only ate a part of the chicken, the rest of it would be left, the fox would leave all the chickens it kills and hide them somewhere more discreet.
- In Germany, hunting with hounds (usually hunt deer or wild boar hunting) was first banned by Hermann Göring’s proposal on July 3, 1934. In 1939, the ban was extended to include all Austria after the merger in Germany. A guy named AnhRobert Brooke who was the first used hounds imported to the United States to hunt fox on the 1650 Maryland with his horse. Also around this time, the number of European red fox fox was introduced to the east coast of North America to serve the hunt.
- In Australia, the European red fox was introduced solely for the purposes of fox hunting in 1855, because of this, the native animal populations were very severely affected, with the extinction of at least 10 species from the dispersal of foxes. Fox hunting with hounds was done mainly in eastern Australia. In Victoria there were thirteen hunt with over 1000 members. There were about 650 foxes were killed every year in Victoria. Fox hunting is legal in Northern Ireland.
- In the US, fox hunting was the practice of many hunts, but not really intended to kill the fox (for red fox is not considered a significant pest here). In many areas of the eastern United States, werewolves were natural enemies of red fox and gray fox was becoming increasingly popular and threatened populations of certain statements in the territory.
Red fox is a common prey of the hunt in the US and Europe. As a carnivore with omnivore small size, it lives in caves beneath datva mainly active in the sunset at dusk.
The gray fox is a relative of the European red fox which is hunted in North America, because it’s good at climbing and mountaineering it makes more difficult to hunt with hounds. The smell of the gray fox is no concentration anonymously as red fox, so it takes more time for the hounds to sniff. Unlike the red fox, while chasing it will run away from the herd, gray fox will speed thereby making it more difficult to pursue.
Fox hunting is usually done with a pack of hounds scent known as sniffing dogs and in most cases they are kept in a special way just for fox hunting. The dogs are trained to pursue the fox based on its scent. Two main types of foxhounds are British foxhounds and American Foxhounds. It is also possible to use a dog to hunt by sight as Greyhound. Fox hunting can also use hounds to kill soil or underground so the hunting dogs they are small enough to chase the fox through the narrow passage. However this is not common in the United States.