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.

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

The British Hound Sports Association (BHSA) have announced that Sir Gerald Barling, a retired High Court Judge, has agreed to be the Chairman of the independent Hound Sports Regulatory Authority, the body set up to ensure that all members adhere to the core principles set out in the constitution of the BHSA. Educated at St...

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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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Andrews Bridge Performance Trials 2022 7 Packs attended with 2 1/2 couple of Hounds from each pack + 2 1/2 from ABH. Hounds were Hunted by Adam Townsend from Andrews Bridge. A Pack of 20 couple was judged over two days. Some fantastic hunting was had with a total of 11 foxes Hunted 5 put...

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Editorial

Driven ‘Spare’

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

So, in a month which could be recalled in history as the one that saw the relabelling of factual inaccuracies as ‘my truths’ and ‘accidental misremberings’ or, in ‘playground speak’ “stuff the facts, I really, really hate you!” we have learnt that:- In North Wales a report conduct by academics did not produce the desired…

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Hunting Deserves Better

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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