The Mink Hounds Association is comprised of just four registered packs and they all hunt on foot. Unlike all the other constituent sports, they hunt in the summer, from May until late September. Mink hunting is a relatively recent sport here, because the mink itself is a recent addition to the Irish fauna and indeed largely an unwelcome addition. The mink was inadvertently introduced to Ireland and is known to be a predator to indigenous species as well as livestock. The mink hound clubs find their sport on Irish rivers, while providing a valuable contribution to controlling a problem species.
For further information contact David Daly Chairman 087-2580355.
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