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.

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 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 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 timeline 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 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, 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

The Countryside Alliance was joined by Peers, Members of the Senedd, MPs, Ministers including members of the Cabinet, and journalists at a special event in the House of Commons on 6 September 2022 to mark 20 years since the monumental Liberty and Livelihood march. Representatives from across the political divide came together to show their...

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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

Have You Got a Licence for That Sir?

Friday, August 19, 2022

The government website Gov.uk is a mine of interesting, though often Kafkaesque mix, of information and policy. Take for example the following from DEFRA, where it seems that:- “Ferret and other Mustelinae (sic) keepers can join a register to share information about their animals with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). APHA will use…

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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

Hunting Kind

Tuesday, March 8, 2022