EVERYONE who supports hunting is invited to attend what could be the last Christmas-time meets ahead of February's ban.
The Countryside Alliance is urging anyone 'who supports freedom and tolerance' to back their hunt at the traditional Boxing Day gathering, which takes place on Monday, December 27 because of the clash with Sunday.
Hunts are expecting record turnouts from rural people in the face of the Hunting Act which comes into force on February 18.
But the Alliance is adamant the Act will be successfully challenged either through the courts or by a change in policy at a national level.
Tom Fell, Countryside Alliance regional director for the North West, said: 'This will not be the last Boxing Day meet. Hunts will continue to hunt in a legal form until the Hunting Act is repealed.'
Mr Fell said huntsmen and women would still meet and exercise the horses and hounds after the activity became illegal, although they would not deliberately go out to catch a fox.
He added: 'We will continue to illustrate our determination to fight this unworkable and un-enforceable legislation and en-sure that, after the repeal, hunting will survive and emerge stronger than ever before.
'In the meantime, local hunts are looking forward to huge support on Boxing Day and showing the Government the unity and passion that exists in the countryside, and the determination to fight this bad law.'
The Conservative Party says it would repeal the Hunting Act if elected but Mr Fell said hunt supporters will not be advocating voting en masse for the Tories given the differing political views within the hunting community.
'We are asking people to go and check out the views of their parliamentary candidate on hunting and make sure they are voting for someone who will be looking after their interests,' he said.
Mr Fell said the Parliament Act used to enforce the will of the House of Commons against opposition from the unelected chamber had never been ratified and would be challenged through the courts. He said 'a couple' of cases would also be going before the European Court of Human Rights.
A League Against Cruel Sports spokesman said: 'In light of the decision that hunting will be illegal as of February 18, we have made the strategic decision that we will not be organising Boxing Day demonstrations this year.'