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 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.

Our latest news, shows, events and reports

Trail Hunting and the National Trust Vote

Thursday, October 14, 2021

If you are a member of the National Trust, please vote AGAINST the Member’s Resolution to ban trail hunting on Nation Trust Land at this year’s AGM. Unless you are attending the AGM in person, you MUST VOTE ONLINE BY FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER. – Please read on to learn how to vote. Details of the resolution…

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Honiton show results 2021

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Foxhounds (ring 1) Class 1 Place Pack Hound 1 Dulverton West Ranter 2 Ragdale 3 Portman Asylum reserve South Dorset Foible   Class 2 Place Pack Hound 1 Dulverton West Belvoir 2 South Dorset Bodmin 3 Bobsleigh reserve South & West Wilts Heretic   Class 3 Place Pack Hounds 1 Dulverton West Raglan and Ragdale...

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The exact date our hunt was formed is lost in antiquity, but what is certain is The Ross Harriers existed two hundred years ago because William Cobbet recorded them along with a multitude of other items of interest in his book Rural Rides in 1821. In those days just about every landed squire kept a...

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First Meet

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Notes on the Atherstone from 1881

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Unintended Consequences

Friday, November 5, 2021

In what could be described as a ‘horrendum mensis’ (Horrible month) for hunting with hounds in the UK, hunting has yet again been shown to be ill-prepared for combating opponents in the 21st century. Faced with a catalogue of media exposes of carefully edited incidents, each timed to perfection to negatively impact upon the credibility…

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Trials and Tribulations

Saturday, October 2, 2021

What’s in it For Me?

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Stimulus Response

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Would Chippendale Have Used Plywood?

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Everybody’s Equal

Tuesday, April 13, 2021