Sporting articles by David Zincavage
AMERICAN FALCONRY IN 1830
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The first use of the term BASSET and description of the use of such hounds in
hunting appears in La Vénerie
of Jacques du Fouilloux, Poitiers: Marnetz et Bouchetz frères, 1561.
The quarry of Fouilloux's bassets were foxes and badger, which were driven to ground and then dug out by one's accompanying staff of laborers and reduced to possession. The
gentleman in Fouillouz's time rode along leisurely in a cart, equipped, astonishingly enough, with an air mattress, and a remarkable quantity and variety of comforts, some of which the
sportsman of today must sigh for in vain.
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