North West Hunt Saboteurs

Hunting horn and voice calls

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Hunting Horn Calls (download PDF transcript)

The use of a horn by the huntsman is integral to fox hunting and other hunting activities where hounds hunt their quarry by scent. It is employed as a signal from the huntsman to his hounds or followers to indicate what is required or to denote what is happening.

CallsIntroduction to horn calls CallsFunction of a hunting horn
CallMoving off CallDrawing
CallsCalling hounds out of blank cover CallsDoubling the horn
CallsBlowing away CallsStopping the hounds
CallsCalling the whipper in CallsGone to ground
CallsThe kill CallsBlowing for home
CallsBlowing for the pack CallsTraining hounds for the horn

Hunting Voice Calls (download PDF transcript)

In combination with the horn, the huntsman’s voice connects him with the hounds, his staff and all the people out on a hunting day following on horseback, on foot or in vehicles.

The volume and tone of human voices vary according to styles of speaking, accent and also depending on how fresh or fatigued an individual is. The same is true for huntsmen who also employ differing styles in their work. However, basic principles do exist.

CallsIntroduction to voice calls CallsFunction of the Huntsman's voice
CallsExultant CallsVocabulary of hunting
CallsBike CallsLoo in try
CallsHolloa CallsHuic
CallsHarrk fo-or-orrad CallsHuic holloa
CallsTally-ho CallsTally-ho back
CallsTally-over CallsWare
CallsA rolled tongue  

Thanks to The International Fund for Animal Welfare, The League Against Cruel Sports, and RSPCA for the info above it was copied from The Hunting Act - Information and Resources -

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