Foxhunting Vocabulary

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  • 1. 
    Early hunting before the formal hunt season begins. This is the time when the huntsmen train the "young entry," or foxhound puppies.
    • A. 

      Hunting

    • B. 

      Hacking

    • C. 

      Cubbing

    • D. 

      Walking

  • 2. 
    The high-pitched cry given only by a staff member on viewing a fox breaking covert.
    • A. 

      View Halloa!

    • B. 

      Tally Ho!

    • C. 

      Hold Hard!

    • D. 

      Oh! Oh! I think I just saw one of those fox-thingies!

  • 3. 
    The smell of the fox, and the physical and chemical phenomena by which the smell is transferred from the fox's footprint to the hound's nose. It is what the hounds follow.
    • A. 

      Perfume

    • B. 

      Trail

    • C. 

      Odor

    • D. 

      Scent

  • 4. 
    The long flexible braided leather portion of a hunting whip.
    • A. 

      Lash

    • B. 

      Thong

    • C. 

      Cracker

    • D. 

      Handle

  • 5. 
    Two hounds, for convenience in counting.  Also a device for keeping two hounds attached to each other for training purposes.
    • A. 

      Pair

    • B. 

      Set

    • C. 

      Marriage

    • D. 

      Couple

  • 6. 
    The card sent out to list the hunt times and meeting places for the given period, usually one month. Can also be used to describe a schedule of games or matches.
    • A. 

      Roster

    • B. 

      Calendar

    • C. 

      Fixture

    • D. 

      Schedule

  • 7. 
    Means that the fox has taken shelter, usually in a groundhog hole. Also used to describe someone or something who is hiding.
    • A. 

      Gone to ground

    • B. 

      Working a line

    • C. 

      Hide and seek

    • D. 

      Flown away

  • 8. 
    Staff who assists the huntsman with hounds, usually going out ahead to watch for a fox going away or to keep hounds off a highway.
    • A. 

      Master Of The Foxhounds (MFH)

    • B. 

      Fieldmaster

    • C. 

      Huntsmen

    • D. 

      Whipper-In

  • 9. 
    The foot of a fox, or the center cushion of a hound's foot.
    • A. 

      Pad

    • B. 

      Paw

    • C. 

      Hoof

    • D. 

      Sole

  • 10. 
    The person who is in command of the hunt, both in the field and in the kennels.
    • A. 

      Huntsman

    • B. 

      Fieldmaster

    • C. 

      Whipper-In

    • D. 

      Master of the Foxhounds (MFH)

  • 11. 
    Young born of the same mother at the same time. In foxhunting it applies to whelps (puppies), as well as fox cubs.
    • A. 

      Puppies

    • B. 

      Whelping

    • C. 

      Litter

    • D. 

      Brood

  • 12. 
    To jump a fence unnecessarily when hounds are not running. Considered very bad form, and the source of a surprising number of accidents.
    • A. 

      Lark

    • B. 

      Bolt

    • C. 

      Mark

    • D. 

      Honor

  • 13. 
    A Staff member who trains the hounds, hunts the hounds, and controls them in the field.
    • A. 

      Master of the Foxhounds (MFH)

    • B. 

      Fieldmaster

    • C. 

      Huntsman

    • D. 

      Whipper-in

  • 14. 
    A hound "_________" when he gives tongue on a line that another hound has been hunting.
    • A. 

      Ignores

    • B. 

      Barks

    • C. 

      Follows

    • D. 

      Honors

  • 15. 
    "STOP!"
    • A. 

      "Wait!"

    • B. 

      "Hold Hard!"

    • C. 

      "View Haloo!"

    • D. 

      "Tally Ho!"

  • 16. 
     The person designated to lead the hunt field. This member of the staff is in charge of the people hunting, members and guests.
    • A. 

      Master Of The Foxhounds

    • B. 

      Whipper-Ins

    • C. 

      Huntsman

    • D. 

      Fieldmaster

  • 17. 
    A hound "________" when he indicates, by actions rather than voice, that he is on a line, or near it. The stern is waved and activity is concentrated and intensified.
    • A. 

      Wags his tail

    • B. 

      Lays down

    • C. 

      Gives tongue

    • D. 

      Feathers

  • 18. 
    A hound is "_________" when he is first regularly used for hunting.
    • A. 

      Entered

    • B. 

      Happy

    • C. 

      Heeled

    • D. 

      Scrubbed

  • 19. 
    Early hunting before the formal hunt season begins. This season, usually in the fall, is used to train the "young entry," or foxhound puppies.
    • A. 

      Driving

    • B. 

      Larking

    • C. 

      Training

    • D. 

      Cubbing

  • 20. 
    A patch of woods or brush where a fox might be found.
    • A. 

      Covert (pronounced 'cover')

    • B. 

      Ground

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Babble

  • 21. 
    A fee that is paid by non-subscribers for a day of hunting.
    • A. 

      Price

    • B. 

      Ticket

    • C. 

      Draw

    • D. 

      Cap

  • 22. 
    A fox's tail is always called the _______.
    • A. 

      Stern

    • B. 

      Brush

    • C. 

      Dock

    • D. 

      Tail

  • 23. 
    When you ask the MFH how the hunt went today he says "We drew a blank." What did he mean?
    • A. 

      The weather was bad and they couldn't go out.

    • B. 

      They got lost in the field

    • C. 

      They lost some hounds

    • D. 

      They didn't find a fox

  • 24. 
    When the hounds give tongue on scent other than fox, on no scent at all, or on a scent too faint to follow.
    • A. 

      Babble

    • B. 

      Check

    • C. 

      Honor

    • D. 

      Cry

  • 25. 
    A fox has "____ ______" when he has left the covert (cover).
    • A. 

      Cold Lined

    • B. 

      Run Riot

    • C. 

      Run Away

    • D. 

      Gone Away