Eng. Law. The liberty of keeping beasts of chase on another man's ground as well as on one's own ground, protected even from the owner of the land, with a power of hunting them thereon. It differs from a park because it may be on another's ground and because it is not enclosed.
Property. The act of acquiring possession of animals ferae naturae by force, cunning or address. The hunter acquires a right to such animals by occupancy, and they become his property. No man has a right to enter on the lands of another for the purpose of hunting without his consent.