Every sport hunter should pursue an animal only by engaging in a fair chase of the quarry.
Fair chase is defined as the pursuit of a free roaming animal or enclosed roaming animal possessed of the natural behavioral inclination to escape from the hunter and be fully free to do so.
- Said animal is to be hunted without an artificial light source, not from a motorized mode of transportation.
- No ethical hunter while sport hunting must take female animals with dependent young.
- A sport-hunted animal should exist as a naturally interacting member of a sustainable wild population located in an area large enough for it to breed and forage or hunt freely.
- Hunted animals should be sustained within a natural state of balance between forage, predators and prey.
The above definition may be modified by the regional hunting associations based on legal, customary and necessary circumstances which may be unique to each country or area.