Chula Homa Hounds
Chula Homa Hounds

The Chula Homa Hounds History

Chula Homa Hounds began in 1980 as the private pack of Mrs. Alex S. Payne, Jr., MFH. The name was chosen because Chula Homa is Choctaw for Red Fox. Our first formal opening hunt was in 1982 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Payne in Mississippi. Chula Homa Hunt, as it was originally named, became a subscription hunt in 1991 and was recognized by the Master of Foxhounds Association in 1994. We hunt in central Mississippi.

Mrs. Payne (Whitty) maintained the kennels on her property and served as kennelman for 16 years until 1996, at which time Karen Allred took over the duties for the next 5 years. Cathy Nestler served as kennelman from 2001 until 2019. Our current kennelman is Hope Brannan.

Our Joint Master of the Foxhounds are Mrs. Scott Skipper (Sue, 1988), Dr. Hildreth McCarthy (1997) and Mrs. Beattie Williams (2016). Mrs. Payne continued as master and subsequently master emeritus until her death in 2006.


Our huntsmen have been: Mr. M. E. (Pete) Norman, 1980-1987; Mrs. Scott Skipper (Sue), 1987-2014; and Dr. Howard Friday, 1988-1993. In 2014, Mrs. Beattie Williams assumed the role of huntsman. Our newest huntsman is Petra Kay who will start her maiden hunt season in 2020.  What a great team we have!

Below is a video of a hunt in which the video is freeze framed to capture moments of the hounds working. 

COVID UPDATE: We plan to hunt! We will be practicing social distancing - not hard on horseback, but we may be altering tailgating. Check here and on our facebook page for weekly updates. The Chula Homa Hunt is blessed to be able to hunt September to March each year. If you are interested in joining our fun, contact us.

Opening Hunt Program 2019
The program from our Opening Hunt held in 2019. For you to enjoy!
Chula Homa 2019 program.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [11.3 MB]

Check out some of the pictures from our recent events.

Chula Homa Hounds
Located in Central Mississippi

Foxhunting at its BEST!

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