As we all know, in Europe, the game, land, fish and fowl are owned by the landowner. It’s prohibitively expensive to hunt or fish in old Europe and the UK. So much so that when the government came for the guns of British sportsmen and women, they took them easily. There was no “gun behind every blade of grass,” as Admiral Hirohito once warned. We have a gun behind every blade of grass because of the public ownership of wildlife. We have a fishing rod in every house because we have access to our rivers, streams and lakes.