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.
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.
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Chula Homa Hounds
Located in Central Mississippi
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