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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) – A pack of howling hounds raced through the woods in Lee County this morning.

It was part of a European style hunt by the Bear Creek Fox Club.

30 riders on horseback with those trademark hats and red coats hunted foxes and coyotes at the Chokee Plantation, 40 hounds were used to help track the prey.

The dogs didn't sniff out any foxes or coyotes but they did find a wild bore.

"Wild hogs have taken over they may be as bad as the coyotes, they can destroy crops and we let our hounds hunt them," said Hal Barry, Fox Hounds Master.

"The thrill of the chase is the riding, when the hounds are speaking which means they've actually found a coyote and riding as fast as you can on a great horse in the country is a privileged," said Guy Cooper, Professional Huntsman.

This is the first time Chokee plantation has hosted a fox hunt.


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