- Leslie Threlkeld
Alivia Cotter celebrates a birthday this month, and she will be spending it with her hunting family, Green Creek Hounds in Tryon, North Carolina, and this won’t be the first time. On her 13th birthday, she was invited to ride up front with MFH Tot Goodwin. For her upcoming sweet 16, the huntsmen have organized a “hound walk party.”
Alivia and her mom found Green Creek through Facebook a few years ago. Alivia had hunted with a friend in Tennessee and, naturally, got hooked and wanted to continue. They drove two hours to a cubbing hunt with Green Creek and never looked back.
“I consider Green Creek Hounds an extended family of mine,” Alivia said. “I’m two hours away from them and everyone has offered their barns and houses overnight. They’ve offered to let Sprinkles stay at the kennels a couple times.”