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. Extensive subscriber feedback tells us that this online version, with its daily updates, provides subscribers with an authoritative view of the past, present, and future of hunting with hounds.

For each hunt, the Directory section has 3 elements:-

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 images from our archives dating from about 1890 onwards.

The ‘Shows and Events section’ features hound show results from 1835 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 games section which is under the ‘lifestyle tab’ contains some intriguing and regularly updated puzzles and quizzes to keep you amused.

We are pleased to introduce a new section ‘Did You Know’ – a time line of peculiar, sometimes curious incidents concerning hunting or hound.

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 5280 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, within our constantly evolving online store, we have a full range of essential items for hunting people:- perhaps a printed Directory to start or complete a collection? Perhaps our Hunting Companion, that invaluable reference work, the free to download and colour in prints, or one of our latest publications.

Our latest news, shows, events and reports

New Book on Hound Intelligence

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

We were delighted to be able to review Deidre Hanna’s new book collating stories from around the world relating to hound intelligence. Our review can be found here in our review section https://www.bailyshuntingdirectory.com/reviews/the-hound-intelligence-series-book-review/ We are also delighted to hear that ‘The Hound Intelligence Series’  is now available for purchase It can be purchased here  https://t4s.site/the-hound-intelligence-series/buy/...

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Festival of Hunting 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

New President at the MFHA

Friday, February 19, 2021

Reorganisation at the Crawley and Horsham

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

New Book on the Hunting Horn

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Hosted by Birchwood Hunt Class 1: Nightcaps Four Square Un-Entered Dog Hound Entrant                                      Hunt Anton                                        Christchurch Warrior                                     Birchwood Fred                                          South Canterbury Class 2: Fowle Contracting First Season Dog Hound Entrant                                      Hunt Charlie                                      South Canterbury Wedlock                                    Brackenfield Viper                                         Birchwood Class 3: Lochiel Trailers Second Season Dog Hound Entrant...

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End of Season Report 2020-2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

As we reach the end of our formal 2020-2021 season, a few statistics from the hunt this year: Hounds have been out 157 days this season, chased 271 rabbits, accounting for 47 of them, 39 ran to ground, 8 killed. The average size of the pack has been 17.5 couple throughout the year. Voodoo and...

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Notes on the Atherstone from 1881

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Old Dominion Hounds Meet at Flint Hill

Monday, October 19, 2020

Peshawar Vale Hunt Report 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Everybody’s Equal

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

In Orwell’s Animal farm a core tenet of life on the farm was  “All animals are equal”.  However, as he seized power and influence the bombastic Napoleon made a fundamental addition to the declaration “All animals are equal – but some are more equal than others.” Life over the last year has proved how prophetic…

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The Trouble with Self Importance

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Mind the Credibility Gap

Monday, February 8, 2021

Trail Laying

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Butterfly Effect

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Doing a Ratner

Saturday, November 28, 2020