The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America (MFHA) was formed in 1907 and is the governing body of organized fox, coyote, other acceptable legal quarry and drag hunting in the United States and Canada. The MFHA’s main activities are:
- To promote, preserve and protect the sport of mounted hunting with hounds.
- Establish and maintain standards of conduct for foxhunting.
- Register eligible foxhounds in a "Foxhound Stud Book" and improve the breed of foxhounds.
- Registration of hunts as a preliminary step toward recognition.
- Record countries and boundaries for organized hunting establishments.
- Recognition of organized hunts which have met MFHA standards.