The Masters of Minkhounds Association (“MMHA”) is the Governing Body for 12packs of Minkhounds operating in the UK.
After the Hunting Act 2004 came into force, the MMHA changed its rules to restrict the activities of Minkhound packs to such that were permitted on inland waters under Schedule 1 of the Hunting Act 2004; primarily trail hunting, rat hunting & riverbank surveys.
The Masters of Minkhounds Association exists for the following purposes:
- Serving as a national association for those interested in continuing, maintaining & enjoying the continuing presence of working packs of hounds on rivers & other inland waters;
- Promoting the interests of packs of hounds working on rivers & other inland waters;
- Acting as the regulating body for their member hunts who maintain working hounds and undertake activities on inland waters as are now permitted by law.
- Maintaining a register of member packs & hunt clubs & a record of the waters registered to them;
- Adjudicating on disputes over registered waters & claims for the transfer of waters which are not currently being kept open by regular or continuing use for lawful hunting activities;
- Encouraging the formation of new packs to hunt vacant or underhunted waters;
- Providing a forum for the discussion of matters of interest or concern to members
All communications to the MMHA should be addressed via the Hunting Office.