The Hunting Office is the administrative hub for the Council of Hunting Associations.
It represents and supports packs of hounds from fourteen hunting associations in England, Scotland and Wales, providing advice on all matters regarding hunting activities, hunt management and hound health and welfare.
The Hunting Office publishes guidance including "Competencies required within a Mastership" and "The Code of Practice for the Welfare of Hounds in Hunt Kennels".
The Hunting Office exists to help and advise Masters and its member Hunts. It supplies specialist legal advice on all matters concerning hunting, everything from employment to property law and animal-by products regulations, and a legal helpline. The Hunting Office liaises with the Police on a national and local level; negotiates licences to hunt with the Forestry Commission, Ministry of Defence, National Trust and other institutional landowners; and liaises with DEFRA and provides advice about collection and disposal of fallen stock.
The Hunting Office runs the Hunt Staff Registry for Hunts looking for staff, and for Hunt Staff looking for jobs. It also administers the Combined Public and Employers Liability Insurance Scheme for Hunts and the Personal Accident Scheme for Hunt Staff.
The toolbar above will guide you to some of those Hunting Associations and associated bodies and we hope you enjoy your visit to our website.