Commentary

89 Nature of sporting rights

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

89 Nature of sporting rights

| Commentary

89 Nature of sporting rights

The granting of rights to shoot for game, commonly known or referred to as a shooting lease, is a right in nature of a profit à prendre, that is a right to enter another’s land and to take something off it. Living game animals and birds, being wild, cannot at law be the subject of absolute property and therefore cannot be owned or leased1. This is so even if the animals or birds are specifically reared for the purpose of shooting them. The right to shoot over land is a privilege to go

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