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The Law of Field Sports

ISBN: 978-0854900695

1 February 2011

The taking and killing of wild birds and animals, for food and for sport, is as old as the hills. The laws that apply are something of a rag-bag, stemming from ancient common law rights and piecemeal legislation, much of which is outdated and in need of reform. Many of the relevant statutes were introduced before or during the reign of Queen Victoria.

The Law of Field Sports claims to provide “a comprehensive single source of reference” for practitioners drafting game rights in sporting or farming leases or defending those facing prosecution; ambitious, given that the book contains less than 200 pages, including tables, appendices and index.

It opens with an analysis of the laws relating to the ownership of birds and animals, in particular wild ones, before moving on to consider the meaning of ‘game’, a term which, frustratingly, varies depending on the legislation. A table is provided which lists the species covered, in all statutes from the Night Poac...

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