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Landowners in North Kerry are being threatened by illegal coursing gangs.

The hunters are entering lands to scout for hares in Ballyduff and surrounding areas, the Kerryman newspaper reports.hare from Pixabay

Farmers in the Ballyduff area, who confronted the armed trespassers, were threatened with physical force.

It is also reported the chairman of County Kerry Coursing club was told his home and jeep would be burned out, should he continue to protest against the illegal coursing.

Meetings have taken place in recent days involving local coursing clubs, landowners and the Gardaí to address the issues.

Joan Herbert of the executive committee of the Irish Coursing Club says landowners are worried for their safety.