Legal hunts should not be banned from National Trust land. That was the decision of members earlier who voted at the Trust's Annual General Meeting in Swindon.
Around 100 anti-hunt protestors lobbied voters as they attended.
The movers of today's motion claimed that hounds often leave a legal trail hunt to follow and kill foxes.
The anti-hunters lost the day. The motion was denied - just.
The Trust has already begun tighter controls on hunting on its land - advertising online the days and locations of future hunts and demanding trails are made with artificial - not real fox scent.
Today was a defeat for the antis, victory for hunters. They can't try for another vote for the next three years.