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 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 time line 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

Returning to the East of England Showground for the 133rd Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show, 25 packs of Modern and Old English Foxhounds and over 5,000 spectators were delighted to be back at this very popular rural event on Wednesday 21st July, supported by the Countryside Alliance. Organised by the East of England Agricultural Society, the...

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Festival of Hunting

Friday, June 11, 2021

New Chairman Takes Up Hunting role

Friday, May 28, 2021

New Book on Hound Intelligence

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Festival of Hunting 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

New President at the MFHA

Friday, February 19, 2021

Great Yorkshire Show 2021 Results

Friday, July 16, 2021

JUNIOR HANDLER With a single hound from a hunt pack that has already been entered into classes at the show. Handlers must be 10 – 16 years. Prize rosettes will be awarded and the winner will receive a YAS Tankard to keep. FIRST Master E Hinchliffe Holme & Colne Valley   For the Masters Being...

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South of England 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Festival of Hunting 2019 Beagle Results

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Festival of Hunting 2019 Harrier Results

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

As we reach the end of our formal 2020-2021 season, a few statistics from the hunt this year: Hounds have been out 157 days this season, chased 271 rabbits, accounting for 47 of them, 39 ran to ground, 8 killed. The average size of the pack has been 17.5 couple throughout the year. Voodoo and...

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