Caza Ladron Fox Hunt
Lemitar, New Mexico
Caza Ladron is a registered hunt with the Masters of Foxhounds Association. The club was was founded in the late 1990's by three avid foxhunters, including Guy McElvain and Brian Gonzales, who were the original Masters of Foxhounds, or MFH (a designation you carry even after you no longer actively hunt). The quarry is coyote and 26 hounds are maintained that are crossbred American Foxhound, English Foxhound and Penn-Marydel hounds. The hunts take place north of Albuquerque at designated "fixtures" (public lands) from October through the end of March. Members of the hunt follow in "fields", very much like the mounted cavalry (it was originally a sport that stemmed from the need to rid the countryside of fox that threatened the landowners' herds of sheep, chickens, etc... and helped to keep the soldiers and horses fit for battle at the same time) and the coyotes chased usually outsmart and outrun the hounds, or "go to ground", meaning they take cover underground or in a spot not accessible to the hounds. Members join afterwards for a potluck breakfast to celebrate the day, as they like to say, "we hunt to eat!".
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