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Clear Creek Beagles

Hunt type: Beagles
Areas: Kentucky
Country: USA
Contact information may be out of date so has been hidden.
Hunt country: The hunting country located in Oldham and Shelby Counties in Kentucky has historically consisted primarily of open cattle and crop country interspersed with woodlands and cut by large and small creeks, some with substantial bluffs and gorges as they near the Ohio River.

Hounds also meet several times each season in Mercer County, Clark County and Woodford County.
History: Since 1920 the Clear Creek Beagles, founded by Phillip B Weissinger of Undulata Farm, Shelby, Kentucky, have hunted in Shelby, Jefferson and Oldham Counties.

During the 1920's and into the 30's, Mr Weissinger developed a considerable following amongst Louisville residents and as the Depression put pressure on Mr Weissinger's finances, these followers formed themselves into the Louisville Beagle Club which acted as a hunt supporters organisation for the Clear Creek. The first season of this more formal arrangement was in 1936-7 which also saw the first Beagle Ball to end the hunting year. A few followers from those days remain among the subscribers of the Clear Creek today including Mrs Lyons Brown, an early president of the Louisville Beagle Club and Mrs Macauley Smith, widow of longtime Master Judge Macauley Smith.

In the early 1950s, Mr Weissinger felt no longer able to hunt hounds for a field on a regular basis and the Louisville Beagle Club acquired most of the Clear Creek pack and continued hunting on a subscription basis eventually adopting the name Fincastle Beagles. Mr Weissinger retained a few hounds and continued for a time to use the Clear Creek name.

In 1987 the Fincastle Beagles amalgamated with a local private pack, the Rollington Foot Beagles, and in doing so returned to the name Clear Creek Beagles. The hounds are now kennelled in Oldham County but continue to meet in Shelby County with occasional meets along Clear Creek from which the pack takes its name.
Clear Creek Beagles web site
Last update 29th January 2004

Please note the position of the marker above is only intended as a rough guide to the location of the hunt country.
It does not show the location of the kennels, or the homes of any of the subscribers, officials or staff of the hunt.

Clear Creek Beagles

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