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The Lonesome Palm Hounds

         Lonesome palm hounds were established in 1990 by Dr Kerry E. and Debra Anne Kornacki in Hilliard, Florida. Kerry and Deb had been having a long love affair with hounds, horses and the outdoors and as there was no foxhunt in the area, it seemed only reasonable to form their own pack.   With the kind assistance of the Masters of the Fort Leavenworth (Kansas) hunt our first hounds were drafted in the autumn of 1990.
          Some 15 years later, the tradition of riding to hounds continues in the north Florida/southeast Georgia region.  Primarily, LPH hunts over timber plantations and state wildlife management areas. We are therefore a woodland hunt. Natural obstacles abound in this sandy part of the country and the weather is pleasant throughout the hunting season.
          If you find that your interest has been suitably piqued and you wish to join us, please call the masters directly. We are a small, intimate and ultimately friendly hunt and look forward to new friends joining us.

                                          Best Regards, 


Our Season

Lonesome Palm Hounds begins cub hunting in early September.  The formal season opens in the middle of November and runs through early April.  We hunt Sundays and Wednesdays unless otherwise announced.  We move off at 9:00 am during cub hunting and 10:00 am during the formal season.  Wednesday hunts move off at 2:30 pm. 
Visitors are permitted to hunt - for details .

Hounds & Kennels

The Lonesome Palm Hounds are exclusively English and crossbreds.  We keep approximately 14-16 couple of hounds.  Our initial draft of hounds came from The Fort Leavenworth Hunt, (KS) and in years past we have bred some lovely hounds from The Live Oak Hounds, (FL). 


The Lonesome Palm Hounds kennel is located at Lonesome Palm Farm in Hilliard, Florida.  The kennels were built in 1990.


The country is the blackwater country of southeast Georgia and northeast Florida.  It includes cultivated timber plantations, swamps and rugged flat terrain.  Obstacles include post-and-rail jumps, numerous water obstacles, coops and fallen trees.  Any suitable fit horse will do.

Contact Us

For information on hunting with the Lonesome Palm Hounds, please contact the Masters.
Dr. & Mrs. Kerry E. Kornacki, Jt. MFH
P.O. Box 1678
Hilliard, FL  32046

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