The act of pursuing and taking wild animals; the chase.
2. The chase gives a kind of title by occupancy, by which the hunter
acquires a right or property in the game which he captures. In the United
States, the right of hunting is universal, and limited only so far as to
exclude hunters from committing injuries to private property or to the
public; as, by shooting on public roads. Vide Feroe naturae; Occupancy.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition