Coursing Hounds

Coursing Hounds 

Animal Control is responsible for the administration/attendance of Service and Coursing Hounds and their oversight at Gulf Wars. We do not handle horses or birds of prey. If you have any questions concerning the attendance/oversight of Service and Coursing Hounds, please feel free to contact us anytime at

King’s Arrow Ranch is a no-pet site. The only species the site owner currenly permits on site are dogs (Service Animals and Coursing Hounds) via Animal Control, horses via Equestrian and birds of prey via Falconry. During Gulf Wars, the RV Park is considered on site camping.

Due to health (Mississippi Board of Animal Health-MBAH) and sanitation concerns, no live animals can be brought to site for the purpose of slaughter, encampment cooking, ritual use or bait/ prey.

Those bringing unpermitted NSAs on site during Gulf Wars must either find boarding arrangements off-site or you will be asked to leave site with no refund. This applies to whose bring an unpermitted NSA on site during Gulf Wars and it is discovered.

The use of retractable leads is prohibited for permitted NSAs.

Non-Service Animals are not permitted to be on Merchant’s Row, in the Food Court Area, or in any public building or facility.

Coursing Hounds (CH)

Greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Whippets, Salukis, Borzois, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Deerhounds, Vizsla, Mastiffs, and Cane Corsos have been pre-vetted and are the only canine breeds permitted, by exemption, to attend Gulf Wars

Coursing Hound Owners must contact Kennel Lands (kennellands@ before pre-registering/registering for Gulf Wars so room can be made for you and your hounds.

Only the hound’s owner, no unrelated agents, can petition Animal Control for permission to camp elsewhere, including the RV Park. Owners must contact AC before they pre-register/register to make the petition. Event Staff approval must be obtained before registration with Animal Control. Please email using the subject “20XX CH Petition”; owners will be notified of approval via email. If disapproved, the owner and their hound/s must camp with Kennel Lands. This process is documented via email traffic.  Permission must be requested each year if the owner does not wish to camp with Kennel Lands.

All attending owners with Greyhounds are required to bring muzzles. It is advised they are used when the hounds are gathered en masse (Opening Ceremony).

All Coursing Hound Owners must complete the Coursing Hounds Attendance Form by 25 Feb of attending year. This will speed up receipt of their check in information. No unrelated agents can complete the form for the owner. If you have multiple hounds, each must be entered separately.

1) Each Coursing Hound must have a Certificate of Rabies vaccination. A paper copy of the certificate MUST be presented at check in. Rabies must be current and not expire during the event (dogs three (3) months of age and older must be vaccinated against Rabies (MBAH); the certificate must include your vet’s name, address and contact number in case your animal needs care off site. Your dog’s Rabies expiration date and vet information is required to be input into the attendance form.  

2) Coursing Hound Owners are liable for any and all damages or injuries caused by their dog and a liability waiver for animals at events will be completed.      

 3) The Rules & Responsibilities (R&Rs) for the conduct of all animals while on site is posted under the Animal Control tab; it is suggested that owners print out or save them to access them while at war. The R&Rs follow the ADA requirements for Service Animals and lists the consequences all animals and their owners may face if they are found non-compliant and can lead to the removal of any animal and/or its owner from the event.  Once your attendance form is received, a copy of the R&Rs will be attached to your check-in email. 

4) All animals permitted at Gulf Wars, except ADA Service Animals, receive a site token which should be worn at all times.  (It seems our humans collect these things!)

All Coursing Hound owners are required to checked in with AC upon arrival at Gulf Wars; the check-in email with indicate place & time if other than Kennel Lands.  

King’s Arrow Ranch and Gulf Wars Event Staff, to include any of its representatives or their volunteers, are not responsible for the behavior or needs, nor required to provide services, including first aid, and are not responsible for the care or supervision of attending Non-Service Animals.