Hare in barley stubble©FLPA/Simon Litten/Rex Shutterstock
It is the time of year many arable farmers dread. Crops are safely stored in the barn, provided you escaped the rain, but hare coursers are out in force. Large tracts of stubble after harvest are an attractive venue for unwanted coursers. Although hare coursing was banned under the Hunting Act in 2004, criminal gangs remain intent on trespassing on private farmland to set hounds on hares. The thrill of dogs chasing, catching and killing hares and large amounts of […]