Welcome to Baily’s Hunting Directory

Often referred to as ” the red-backed bible of hunting”  Baily’s continues to be the best and only comprehensive listing of packs of hounds of all types from around the world. Today there so much more to Baily’s than just our well known ‘Directory’ section which has been the ‘go-to’ hunting resource since 1897.  Extensive subscriber feedback tells us that this on-line version, with its daily updates, continues to be the primary resource for those with an interest in the social history or field sport of hunting with hounds. Baily’s provides subscribers with unique access to the past, present, and aspirations for the 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 and then annually from 1897 onwards together 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 covering the world of hunting with hounds and the country lifestyle, latest news from hunts worldwide and a rapidly growing repository of 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 growing repository of hunting related facts, and curious hunting and hound related incidents.

We have two ‘free to access’ sections;- one of which is our ‘hound name selector’. To date this has proved to be an valuable asset for hunts Worldwide when finding ‘just the right name for each pup 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

An Open Letter to the Cumbria PCC

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Dear Mr McCall I write to you with some concern over the recent message that you have published regarding hunting in Cumbria, and I admit after conducting considerable research I am confused. I write as someone who has direct experience of dealing with over 20 Police Forces over a number of years including working with...

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Covid-19 and Hunting

Friday, September 11, 2020

Win a £1000 Windfall from Lycetts

Friday, August 14, 2020

Introducing Glaze & Gordon

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Festival of Hunting 2019 Beagle Results

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

 Class 1  UNENTERED BEAGLE DOG HOUND 1st Old Berkeley FARNDALE* Fantom 2013 Garlic 2014 2nd Eton College BLACKTHORN* Blarney 2015 Willow 2013 3rd Newcastle & District CROSSBOW* Charger 2016 Dally 2016 1st Ampleforth FAIRFAX* Farndale 2015 Sapphire 2015  Class 2  ENTERED BEAGLE DOG HOUND 1st Royal Agricultural College WHIPLASH 2018 Torrent 2015 Wheatabix 2013 2nd...

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Old Dominion Hounds Meet at Flint Hill

Monday, October 19, 2020

October 17th started out sort of a normal hunting day from Hunter’s Rest. The Old Dominion Hounds met at the Flint Hill, Virginia fixture – site of the original ODH kennels when established and recognized in 1924 (the farm occupies the back field of the original kennels, where they used to pen the imported red...

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Peshawar Vale Hunt Report 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Itchen Down Farm 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Holywell Meet 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Corhampton Lane Farm 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Leeds Farm March 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Who Guards the Guards? September 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Who Guards the Guards? Or as Juvenal the Roman poet, put it some 2000 years ago when writing in his Satires ‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes’? The phrase reflects the need for active management over the behaviour of those we have entrusted with enforcing behavioural norms on others and has probably been around long before Juvenal’s…

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Tantrums, Tantrums

Monday, July 27, 2020


Thursday, June 18, 2020

The New Normal

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Armchair Experts April 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go

Thursday, April 9, 2020