To follow the hounds

to hunt with dogs.
- Knight.
to hunt with hounds.

See also: Follow, Hound

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
my boy," he said, as he pulled me up, "you would like to follow the hounds, I think."
Fancy a girl wanting to follow the hounds when her lungs are so bad!
"After the Blessing and Stirrup Cup, spectators can hop on one of the hay wagons to follow the hounds to Checkpoint--an elegant picnic by a lake at the site of the river crossing in James Franco's recent movie, 'As I Lay Dying.'--Sandra Massey Buckley
To hunt, to fish, to falcon, to follow the hounds was the mark of class, privilege and culture.
For those not able to follow the hounds in the rough country where the hunting is done, Hull conducts stand hunts over bait and drives to bring the trophies to the hunters.
He was a bold and fearless horseman, but to follow the hounds was not quite the right description.
I decided to follow the hounds in the morning and then in the afternoon went out with my dog in pursuit of the woodcock.