Deer, boar, hares and rabbits lived in woodland surrounding
These animals were the property of the lord and villagers
were not allowed to hunt them. If you did and you got caught killing these
animals, you faced being punished by having your hands cut off.
many villages did get permission from their lord to hunt animals such as
hedgehogs and squirrels.
Lords might also grant permission for people in his village to catch dace,
grayling and gudgeon from the local river.
Trout and salmon were for the lord only. Many lords kept a large pond on
their estates filled with large fish. If a peasants was caught stealing from
this, he would face a very severe punishment.