Seth E. Thomas, Jr., grandson of Seth Thomas the renowned clockmaker, established Spring Valley Hounds in New Jersey in 1915. Originally a harrier hunt, later a fox hunt, it is now a ‘drag’ hunt. Live quarry is never hunted; contrived scent is used, with the drag laid by dripping the scent the morning of the hunt. The hounds open when they encounter the scent and follow the scent line.
Located in Sussex and Warren counties in northwestern New Jersey. Hunts can sometimes extend over a fifteen mile radius. Many landowners graciously allow SVH the great privilege of hunting on their land. The area boasts some of the most scenic and rural landscapes that northwestern New Jersey has to offer.
Opening Day to the next year's Opening Day marks the entire hunt season. Hunt meets or fixtures start in late August and continue through to January 1st. Wednesdays and Sundays are fixed hunting days with certain holidays also observed. There are also many social activities and events that occur throughout the entire season.
Call the HUNT HOTLINE for up-to-date information:973-300-7742
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