Hare coursing involves chasing hares with dogs.
Like all hunting with dogs, it was banned in 2004.
NFU Mutual is urging farmers to ramp up security measures as organised gangs are scouring the countryside for Land Rover Defenders.
There's a warning that our countryside is in the grip of a rural crime wave, with a sharp rise in thefts from farms, homes and businesses
New figures reveal that despite a 4% drop in the number of crimes last year, the cost of rural theft has risen in the first half of 2017.
Although the crime total has dropped by almost a third, high value farm equipment is still top of the thieves lists.