Masalah regarding hunting on a farm that does not belong to anyone

Question ID: 18239

Assalaamu Alaykum.
Nowadays with the land claim issues, lot of (white) farmers have left their farms – for their own safety – and have now settled elsewhere never to return to their original farms. On the other hand, the land claim issues are a long process thus many farms are just left empty and vacant for many years.
There is a particular farm which has been left in this condition for the past 5 years.What is the ruling regarding hunting on the above farms? There are many buck etc there which – so to say currently belongs to no one! The original farmers have said that we don’t want anything to do with that farm and no new owners have been allocated yet.

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Asked on October 2, 2014 10:13 pm
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It is permissible to hunt on those farms until either the government takes control or the original owners take possession. Then permission will have to be sort.

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Answered on October 2, 2014 10:13 pm