The hare is a common wild animal which resembles the rabbit, although it is larger with longer ears. It comes under the category of furred game and is in season from September to February.

Young hares are called leverets, females are known as does and males as bucks.

Hare can be prepared and eaten as soon as it is shot, or it may be hung for 2 or 3 days before being prepared.

It has a dark, strong-flavoured flesh which is best braised or cooked in a casserole.

A sweet sauce is often added to the meat in cooking to cut the strong flavour.