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 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 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.