Hare coursing: how to respond to an incident


In this business guide we look at the law relating to hare coursing; we then go on to look at some of the other issues which are commonly associated with hare coursing, and how the law deals with those issues. We also consider practical steps which farmers can take to assist the police and maximise the chances of effective enforcement action being taken against offenders. The NFU is currently seeking specific amendments to the Game Act 1831 to provide the police with enhanced powers and increase the maximum penalty available for the offence of trespassing in search of game.