84. Dog spears and traps.

84.     Dog spears and traps.

The limitation placed by the law on the killing or injuring of dogs1 does not extend to prevent the occupier of land from taking measures to protect his game in his absence. He may set dog spears in his woods, and if a dog trespasses, and is injured thereby, he need not prove that his methods were necessary in order to protect his rights to the game, as he was acting within his rights on his own soil2. But he must not so use his land as to tempt the dogs