Sport: Hard-Hunting Hounds

In England, fox hunting is a ready-made pastime. The tidy, trim fields and meadows offer running space for hound and horse, arid tricky as the fox is, he cannot disguise his scent, which hangs heavy in England's damp countryside. Transplanted to the U.S., the sport has become even sportier—for the fox—as was demonstrated last week at Fort Campbell, Ky., where some 700 hunters and 300 hounds gathered for the 60th National Fox Hunters' Association Field Trials. The 100,000-acre military reservation was tinder-dry with just 3 in. of rain since June; though both red...

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