I fish (all varieties) and shoot. By hunt I assume that you mean fox hunting on horseback with a pack of hounds as that is what hunt means to me.
I have never hunted on horseback (I don't ride) but have always supported ALL fieldsports including hunting because I feel it is hypocritical in the extreme for me to take part in my chosen fieldsports but wish to deny others the right tp take part in theirs.
For this reason I went on both Countryside Alliance marches on London against the anti hunting bill.
Anyone who is anti fieldsports should be anti all fieldsports. I don't think that you can be selective. Either for or against.
I agree with that, just a point to note though, not all hunts are mounted, our local ones are foot/fell packs, horses wouldn't get up to some of the places.
The united field sports lobby was the way to go, despite it's failure to prevent our masters in Westminster getting their way. There was a potential for shooting and hunting to seperate themselves. There is sometimes conflicts of interests between the two sports, inevitable in a small counrty with limited resources of space. For example the keepers rage when a years work might be wasted when the full field of hounds, huntsmen and followers go charging through a covert the day before a shoot. However when the chips were down many realised that the whole of country sports were/are under threat and acted unitedly.