Hounds Hunt Countries
Our home country, where the kennels are
located, lies in southern Woodford County.
It consists of an area approximately 4 by
4.5 miles, generally bounded by Delaneys
Ferry Road on the north, the Jessamine
County line on the east, Cummins Ferry Road
on the south, and Hifner and Patterson Roads
on the west. The country is rolling farmland
with many coverts and deep, heavily wooded
creek valleys. Jumps are primarily coops
with some stone walls. Very well foxed with
reds, grays and coyotes. A fit, handy hunter
is a necessity.
Centered on the Shaker Village of Pleasant
Hill (“Shakertown”) in eastern Mercer
County. It consists of approximately 4,000
acres. The Shaker property is mainly rolling
pastureland with large fields bounded by
stone walls. There are also very steep
wooded gorges where Shawnee Run Creek and
its tributaries run down to the Kentucky
River. Jumps are primarily stone walls with
some coops. Very well foxed with reds, grays
and coyotes. Any fit hunter is suitable.
Shakertown offers extensive stabling and
overnight accommodation, as well as an
award-winning restaurant. A current negative
Coggins test is required as is a signed
Shakertown release from liability form and
$7.00 per person user fee.
Located in northeast Lincoln County. It
consists of well over 5,000 acres and is
generally within the triangle bounded by KY
Route 39, US Hwy 150, and KY Route 78. It is
bisected from southeast to northwest by the
Dix River, which is fordable in most places.
It is primarily a cattle country of large
pastures with some cropland and numerous
coverts and wooded areas along the creeks.
Plenty of game, both red and gray fox and
coyote. Jumps are primarily coops. Any fit
hunter is suitable.
Some 7,000 acres in western Nelson County.
It is very hilly and forested with numerous
dirt logging roads. Due to the logging
operations, the forest is fairly open, with
limited undergrowth. A very fit mount is
essential due to the steepness of the
terrain and often deep going, however, the
country is unfenced and no jumping is
Note: All countries are accessible to
non-jumpers via hand gates and hilltoppers
are always accommodated. A valid Kentucky
hunting license is required by all
followers. All must sign Woodford Hounds
waivers of liability as well.