91. Claim of right.

A person charged with trespassing in the daytime in search or pursuit of game or woodcock, snipe or rabbits1 may also set up such a claim of right as will oust the justices' jurisdiction2. To have this effect the claim must be to a right relating to the land3 made bona fide4 and upon reasonable grounds5. If the claim is a bona fide claim, it is not for the justices to inquire into all the circumstances to see if it is impossible. When it is not on the face of it impossible, the justices' jurisdiction is at an end

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