Coursing (and lurcher work) is hunting using sighthounds for quarry such as coyote or hare. Coursing Hunting Outdoors Recreation.
Coursing is the pursuit of game or other animals by dogs —chiefly greyhounds and other sighthounds —catching their prey by speed, running by sight, but not by scent. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Coursing is the pursuit of game or other animals by dogs?chiefly greyhounds and other sighthounds?catching their prey by speed, running by sight, but not by scent. Coursing was a common hunting technique, practised by the nobility, the landed and wealthy, and commoners with sighthounds and lurchers. In its oldest recorded form in the Western world, as described by Arrian, the sport was practised by all levels of society, as remained the case until Carolingian period forest law appropriated hunting grounds, or commons, for the king, the nobility, and other land owners. Animals coursed include hares, rabbits, foxes, deer of all sorts, antelope, gazelle, jackals, wolves. Jackrabbits and coyotes are the most common animals coursed in America. Competitive coursing in Ireland, the UK and Spain has two dogs running together. In America, generally speaking three dogs are run together.
- Hare coursing - Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares with greyhounds and other sighthounds, which chase the hare by sight and not by scent.
- Greyhound racing - Greyhound racing is an organized, competitive sport in which greyhound dogs are raced around a track. There are two forms of greyhound racing, track racing and coursing. Track racing uses an artificial lure that travels ahead of the dogs on a rail until the greyhounds cross the finish line.
- Lure coursing - Lure coursing is a sport for dogs that involves chasing a mechanically operated lure. Competition is typically limited to dogs of purebred sighthound breeds, although the AKC has a pass/fail trial for all breeds called the Coursing Ability Test.
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- A Irish Council Against Blood Sports www
A view from the "Anti" side. Irish Council Against Blood Sports.
- Home HawksView Hounds www
Home site of some open field coursing salukis. HawksView Hounds.
- Brief National Coursing Club www
Brief guide, Coursing Club, history, dogs, hares, 10 lies, news, fixtures list, results and links. National Coursing Club.
- A Stop AB2110 www
A group opposed to California 2006 State Assembly bill AB 2110, AB2110, which would have outlawed the hunting of hares with hounds. Stop AB2110.
- Discussion Coursing Web www
Discussion lists about the sport, Web, especially in the UK and Ireland. Coursing Web.
- An Borzoi Club of America www
An overview of the sport and answers to some questions about open field coursing with borzois. Borzoi Club of America.
- Introduction Valeska Borzoi Article www
Introduction to official NACA and NOFCA hunting, Borzoi Article, followed by a description of a hypothetical hunt. Valeska Borzoi Article.
- Descriptions Hunting with Borzoi in Russia www
Descriptions and photos. Hunting with Borzoi in Russia.
- Includes Roosevelt, Theodore - Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail (1896) www
Includes the former US President's experiences hunting and coursing in the West. Theodore - Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail (1896). From Chapter XI, The Ranchman's Rifle on Crag and Prairie. Roosevelt, Theodore - Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail (1896).
- Webring Ring of Scenthounds www
Webring connecting sites on all scenthound breeds. Ring of Scenthounds.
- Information Sighthounds in the Netherlands www
Information about the sighthound breeds, the Netherlands, and racing in the Netherlands. Site in three languages. Sighthounds in the Netherlands.
- An GundogsUnlimited www
An e-mail list to share information, GundogsUnlimited, stories or humor relating to hunting, training dogs and upland game and waterfowl. GundogsUnlimited.
- Lists Gun Dog Breeders www
Lists dog kennels and puppies for sale by state for sporting dog breeds; also events, Dog Breeders, training tips and forum. Gun Dog Breeders.
- History Sighthounds and Lure Coursing www
History of coursing, and Lure Coursing, description of a trial. Sighthounds and Lure Coursing.
- Lure Sighthounds www
Lure coursing club links and events, Sighthounds, ASFA and AKC entry forms, pet friendly hotels near trial sites, ASFA top twenty coursers, and photos by Shot On Site. Sighthounds.
- Article Record crowds at Waterloo Cup www
Article in the Horse and Hound. Record crowds at Waterloo Cup.
- BBC Defiant Spirit at Last Waterloo www
BBC news reports from the hare coursing meet at Altcar, Spirit at Last Waterloo, Merseyside. Defiant Spirit at Last Waterloo.
- Alexa: Coursing Hunting
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Coursing Hunting
- DMOZ: Coursing Hunting
dmoz.org Directory: Coursing Hunting