Tally Ho! JTH hosts first fox hunt in Roswell

February 20, 2011 • Local News

With bellies full of port and sherry, the ladies and gentlemen of an Albuquerque- based fox hunting group cantered over the eastern escarpment of the Pecos River Valley for the first time, Saturday morning.

The group, Juan Tomás Hounds, is a member of the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America established in the 1960s, and usually hunts only on ranches located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe or the undeveloped land on the Duke City’s West Mesa. But two Roswell JTH members persuaded the red-coated masters and their hounds to hunt coyotes on Bureau of Land Management- owned land just opposite Bottomless Lakes State Park.

“We like to hunt in various places,” Leandro Gutierrez, a veterinarian at Casa Querencia Animal Health in Roswell who scouted the land three weeks before the hunt, said. “We’re Login to read more

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