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Hare of the Dog

Blood hound specialist Thomas Müller says that the Hanoverian method of tracker training can be adapted by substituting the hare for a red stag

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Calling in Back-up

Rudi van Kets considers follow-up procedures after a shot has been taken, and identifies when to call in the deer dog

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Instilled Basics

Tracking hound expert Thomas Müller shares his experience on conditioning both pups and hound handlers to ensure that they are literally up to following the right track

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Tack Required

Tracking expert Thomas Müller lists the equipment needed for specialist blood hounds and their handlers when following up wounded game

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Sign and Spoor

German scent hound expert Thomas Müller looks at the initial procedure and evaluation technique when first attending a possible tracking situation

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Hound Decision

Rudi van Kets outlines the work of a tracking dog and takes you through the tough decision of which breed of dog to go for

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MPs to vote on fox hunting next week – but the ban will NOT be repealed

Prime minister David Cameron has announced plans to hold a free vote regarding the fox hunting ban in England next week. Cameron will not be offering a vote to repeal the ban completely, which was promised in the Conservative manifesto

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BASC ‘strongly opposes’ Hunting Act

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has today released a statement proclaiming its opposition to the Hunting Act. The Act, which was introduced in 2004 following intense lobbying from animal rights activists, banned the hunting of wild mammals with dogs

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