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Posting of your land?
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David    Posted 09-10-2001 at 12:50:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I am having "problems" with the 4 wheelers/snowmobilers and alittle with mountian bikers who think they can ride where they want. Some trees have been cut to make their riding easier and one of the trees happened to be a marked property line tree.

Our land is taxed as "current use", which lowers the taxes to almost affordable, and the current use criteria allows for hiking, skiing, nature watching. The land can be posted against motorized vehicles.

So I would like to know if anyone has posted their land against motorized vehicles and if these motorized "people" obeyed the posting or retalliated and caused more damage?

Thank You,

Ludwig    Posted 09-11-2001 at 14:40:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've had to fight for years trying to keep people out.
I've had better luck lately just pileing brush into the trails they use to come in on than anything else. If you put up chains they just break them down. Big piles of brush take much more effort for them to get through so they pretty much get left alone.

rhudson    Posted 09-10-2001 at 22:24:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
from the legal standpoint. if you don't post your land, are you saying its ok for people to come onto your land? in virginia, yes. if it's ok for people to come onto your land, are you responsible for their actions or accidents? yes. even if you post and you know people are using your land, and you don't do anything (legal action), you can still be held responsible for others actions. in other words, if you want to keep your farm, you Will have to stop trespassing or carry a bunch of libility insurance for trail riders. sorry, you cannot be a nice guy in todays legal lotto winners society.

RayP(MI)    Posted 09-10-2001 at 13:56:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nothing gets my hackles up any faster than trespassers. Snowmobiles and ATVs just give them the power to trespass faster, on more properties, and do more damage going through! Posting is pretty well ignored by most of them. Think the signs are for someone else. So put up your signs, don't expect anything to change, but if you do happen to catch one of them, it gives you a little more status with the authorities, when you call them in! There was quite a bunch of postings on the "Tractor Talk" section a few weeks ago about this. Frankly, even if you win you loose, they can tresapass and do you dirt anytime, you can't protect all of your property all the time, and you're constantly looking over your shoulder. Good luck!

Okie-Dokie    Posted 09-10-2001 at 17:35:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
To legally post a property here you have to put a sign at each entry and at each corner. Then you have to publish your intentions in the legal journal for three consecutive issues.

If you are just wanting to keep people off, then this worked good for me. I went down to Okc. & got myself a trapper's licencse, then posted signs beside the "posted,keep off" signs stating "Danger! Steel Traps, Do Not Enter". Works like a charm!

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