Fort Leavenworth Fox Hunt
The objective of the Hunt is to pursue a fox or coyote with our hounds through our hunt country, offering the subscribers of the hunt an opportunity to view this chase. The actual hunting is the work of the Huntsman and staff. The subscribers and guests are observers of the chase.
The normal number of hounds used for hunting on a given day are between 25-35. Our intentions are only to chase. The thrill is in the chase, watching the hounds work and hearing them give tongue, doing their job guided by the Huntsman and assisted by the Whippers-in. The Field Master leads the field of riders into a position to view the fox or coyote being pursued. Our hunt is designed to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for any rider wishing to participate.
Our hunt country is on Fort Leavenworth and in the Easton, Kansas vicinity. Twice a year we hunt the wide open expanses of the Flint Hills at the Mulvane Ranch. This is truly a unique hunting experience, hunting over 15,000 acres of native prairie grass. Because of weather, it is wise to check with a joint Master before each Hunt to make sure of the time and location. During the off-season we exercise and train the hounds, work on trails and participate in various fund raising events.
History of The Hunt
The Fort Leavenworth Hunt was organized in 1926 by the 10th Cavalry Regiment and disbanded during WWII. The pack of hounds was reconstituted in 1964, registered with the Masters of Foxhound Association (MFHA) in 1965, and recognized by the MFHA in 1966. Military personnel and their families, as well as civilians, are subscribers to the Hunt.