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Hare coursing is illegal under the Hunting Act 2004.

It is illegal to participate, attend, knowingly facilitate or permit land to be used for a hare coursing event.

If you believe hare coursing is happening on your land then contact your local police force.

See websites in related information for details of the Act and a glossary of poaching terms.

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