This is at the very start of the reign of Henry I
There were also rules regarding:
(Hambling of dogs meant the removal of claws to prevent the dog from hunting).
In Sherwood Forest the Keepersip of the Forest was hereditary.
The De Caux and through marriage the D'Everingham families were hereditary keepers of the Forests of Nottinghamshire until 1286.
Following this the keepership was granted at the kings pleasure, and was usually given along with Stewardship of Nottingham Castle.
Foresters had the power to arrest people for infringments on the forest law. They patrolled the forest on horseback and on foot.
Agisters were tax collectors who adminstered rents and checked quotas relating to the grazing of animals (agistment) in the woods of the forest.
When someone had broken the law, a system of courts was required to punish the assailant.
Alongside the regular cycle of the court system was a more flexible court known as the court of Special Inquisition.
When hide of flesh was discovered there was an inquest in four neighbouring parishes to decide who was to blame.
This might lead to strangers getting the blame!
Blinding and castration as a punishment for those who take deer or boar in the forest.
They also state that this was the practice in the time of Henry I (1100-1135).
Mutilation and hanging were banned in the forest clauses of Magna Carta in 1215.
After this the forest acted more as a source of income for the crown.