Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares using hounds. This sport is now illegal in the UK
Under the Hunting Act 2004, a person found guilty of the offence of hare coursing is liable on conviction in a magistrates' court to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (currently ?5,000).
Hare coursing tends to start when crops have been harvested leaving large tracts of land without standing crops, usually round the end of August/start of September. It is more likely to take place at dawn or dusk but can take place in broad daylight
In old times, it was simply a means of getting meat for the table. Nowadays however, it is a blood sport, in which participants of an event spread in a line across a field approximately 20-30 metres apart and disturb the hare from it's 'form'. They release their dogs onto the hare with the object of one dog catching it first.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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