Welcome to Baily’s Hunting Directory

Often referred to as ” the red-backed bible of hunting” our well-known ‘Directory’ section has been the ‘go-to’ hunting resource since 1897 and Baily’s continues to be the best and only comprehensive listing of packs of hounds of all types from around the world. Updated daily, we offer subscribers a unique insight into the past, present, and future of hunting with hounds.

Each hunt has has 3 elements in their Directory section:-

A listing page containing hunt details,
A gallery page featuring the best images from that hunt,
A related services page featuring hirelings, liveries, etc. available in that hunt area.

In addition to images on the hunt gallery pages captured by some of today’s best photographers of hounds and hunting scenes, we have a vintage gallery that features remastered images from our archives dating from about 1890 onwards.

The ‘Shows and Events section’ features hound show results from 1835 to the present with individual Hunt Puppy Show results going back to 1893.

In the ‘News and Articles’ section subscribers have access to a repository of hundreds of interesting and helpful articles from some great authors, the latest news from hunts worldwide, and hunting verse.  Our ‘Did You Know’ – a growing timeline of peculiar, sometimes curious incidents concerning hunting or hound. We even have a  games section which is under the ‘lifestyle tab’ contains some intriguing and regularly updated puzzles and quizzes to keep you amused.

In addition to our editorials, we have two other ‘free to access’ sections;- one of which is our ‘hound name selector’. To date, this has proved to be a valuable asset for hunts Worldwide when finding ‘just the right name’ for each puppy in a litter. It is updated regularly and currently contains over 5700 names. In addition, we are delighted to be able to share a regular section on collecting and identifying hunt buttons led by one of the World’s foremost authorities on hunt buttons including a very active forum for both new and experienced collectors. Finally, our online store contains a range of items such as one of our Directories to start or complete a collection? Our invaluable Hunting Companion or latest publications? Not forgetting our free to download and colour in prints.


Our latest news, shows, events and reports

Double Success for ex MFH

Friday, November 4, 2022

Mary Crane of Dover MA and her Forever Bernardini recently won both the 2022 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship as well as the Dr. Mathew Mackay-Smith Award for the Highest Placing Thoroughbred in the weeklong competition held in Middleburg, VA. No horse and rider have ever won both of these titles before, never mind...

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BEAGLES Class 30 1st Downland BSNS Baseline 2nd Downland Blean Hector 3d RAC Statesman Res TawVale Molland Class 31 1st Stoke Hill & ND Warlock 2nd RAC Scrutiny 3rd Downland BSNS Vincent Res Chilmark & Clifton F Barber Class 32 1st RAC Wheeler & Whiplash 2nd Chilmark & Clifton F Cambridge & Barber 3rd RAC...

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The Grallagh Harriers were formed in 2007 as a foot pack, and in 2009 became a mounted pack sharing the cream of the Galway stone wall country with the Galway Blazers. The Grallagh Harriers are without doubt a fine pack of hounds.  They have everything that you would want in a pack, uniform in size,...

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Editorial

Hunting Deserves Better

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

So, finally, we have a respite from all the recent playground shenanigans and general childishness of too many of our politicians. Writing an editorial in the last few weeks has proved impossible as every likely scenario was squabbled over by seemingly jealous politicians and sulky civil servants and each scenario was then gleefully recounted with…

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Have You Got a Licence for That Sir?

Friday, August 19, 2022

The 80:20 Rule

Monday, August 8, 2022

Lessons from History

Friday, June 17, 2022

Emperor’s New Clothes? May 2022

Monday, May 30, 2022