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It's Deer season. Ready for trespassers?
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Brad in IN    Posted 10-04-2003 at 05:22:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
How many of you (y'all) have to deal with poachers on your property. I feel like I'm part Game Warden at times. some of these guys think they have some sort of birth right to sneak onto other people's property. It get old.


screaminghollow    Posted 10-06-2003 at 08:00:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've had some jerk-butts put nails in my biggest cherry and oak trees puttin in their homemade tree stands, cut paths through my woods, cutting up my hazel nuts bushes and service berry bushes. One group of idiots used a big beech tree for target practice. I have also been told, on my own property, that I was trespassing and had better leave. One young fella tried to claim he was given permission to hunt there by "Old man Keener, the owner," (Mr. Keener was a prior owner and died in the 1960's before that kid was even born.) The absolute worst was the jrrk who took down the No Trespassing sign and then put a tree stand in the same tree. The hunters aren't the worst though. It's them 4 wheeler ATV's who spend several thousand for a machine and then think every corner of God's Green earth is a vacant lot they can tear up. I've had my fences cut so they could get through. Also had the assistance of Misters. Sturm and Ruger to stop them from chasing our stock. Four of em even drove across my lawn last year. They destroyed a dam on my property.
A few guys ask for permission to hunt every year. One of em actually made a nice chain link dog kennel for us. He has also offered to help mend fences etc. He gets permission.


Les...Good grief!    Posted 10-04-2003 at 09:19:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please read my post below in response to "hwy salmoneye", (whoever that is). We have people on our land all the time without our knowledge and have seldom had a problem. It has been many years since I can recall one.
Of course some people ask us and we even let some people set up camp up in our back pasture. We're more than happy to have them thin out the steenkin bears. We have so much land and much of it borders the National Forest that people are on our land and don't even realize it. Neither do we nor do we care as long as they behave themselves, which they almost always do.


Pretty Sure...    Posted 10-04-2003 at 12:48:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was from Bob NY...I asked earlier about a comment he made about not letting hunters on his land and it saved his outbuildings...

Sad...

That would not go over well with the people around here...The Charlotte Sportsmans' Alliance would have a little 'talking to' party I am betting...


Doug    Posted 10-04-2003 at 18:36:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, that's a two edged sword! I hunt and I farm. I have found the best way is to allow a select few hunters have access to your land. In turn, they post it and keep the others out. It has worked for me for a long time now and we have made some good friends in the process. Remeber, you own the land not the deer, turkey, birds ect...


LH    Posted 10-04-2003 at 08:17:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some of em arent so bad. Ive gotten a couple nice tree stands they left me


Donna from Mo    Posted 10-04-2003 at 07:35:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I get impatient with mushroom hunters. I can hardly get the morels that grow on my property because everybody from 10 miles around sneaks in the back way and gets them before I can.


rhudson, think so.    Posted 10-04-2003 at 06:25:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we have problems everyyear. i think hunting is like a drug to some people. some (i did not say all mind you) get a little fixated and will do just about anything to bag one. in our area hunting is basically three trucks waiting on a public road surrounded by posted land, while dogs chase a dear. never figgered how that was legal.


Errin OH    Posted 10-04-2003 at 06:20:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Few years ago twas pretty easy to catch a poacher. In Ohio ya had to wear yur license on yur back with the numbers showing. Few shots with the camera and ya had them dead to rights. Just try to have a land mark (big rock, old sugar house, tree line) in the shot so ya could identify your property. Kinda easy when the're running away, seems their not quite smart enough to realize they were showing you the numbers on their back. But the dnr decided that was to easy and changed that. They drop the wearing requirement so, now you havta call the one and only agent for the whole county and hope the poacher shows up, stands up, waves their arms, and shout here I am, at the same time the dnr drives by in a few days.


phyllis    Posted 10-04-2003 at 06:08:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Almost every year since we moved here (about 9 years ago), we have had 'visitors' during the deer hunting season. Husband doesn't even hunt deer anymore, just hogs. One year, he was working in the garden, and I looked out the back door and there was a group of hunters quietly walking by, guns on their shoulders and all. I got hubby's attention and he looked up, and walked out to meet them.
The worst time, would be the first year or two that we were here. Hubby and son were out hog hunting, on the back part of our acreage by the river. They came upon 2 or 3 young men on the other side of the river, who began threatening them about what would happen IF they were hunting on that ground. Our OWN ground, mind you. They said THEY had permission. Never figured out who gave them permission to hunt on our land, and why they thought they could threaten hubby and son for being on their own land, but it scared me.
I don't look very forward to hunting season....


I find...    Posted 10-04-2003 at 05:35:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Holding a running chainsaw whith a .44 Mag on your hip while you are chatting about their transgressions helps convince them not to return...

Salmoneye, Who Is Not Squeemish Around Blood


bob ny    Posted 10-04-2003 at 16:35:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
iguess we don't have it so bad after all at least we don't have to carry a 44 mag to cut wood yet the trespassers don't come around when i'm cutting wood


Salmoneye    Posted 10-05-2003 at 04:05:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I carry because more than once I have looked up from a log and there is a deer staring at you...

Deer are very curious creatures...

Knew an old guy that swore that deer will stand still if you are walking at a brisk pace making lots of noise...It is when you creep along 'trying' to be quiet that they get spooked...

I have seen it time after time since he told me that...


~Lenore    Posted 10-04-2003 at 07:02:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmm....chainsaw, have you ever been to Texas with that thing? ;-)


Dunno...    Posted 10-04-2003 at 07:18:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
What state is that in?

;-)



Watchit!!!    Posted 10-04-2003 at 09:20:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

..you know I am getting a reputation on here of being a tough ole girl.
Just ask both of those Rons, heheh...
Messing with TEXAS is wading in dangerous territoy.
You better watchit, Salmoneye!!!
;-)


sounds like    Posted 10-04-2003 at 13:41:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
we got another Texan who thinks they are the cream of the land. Must be the air down there , gas from all the doggies maybe. Then again could be all the tobacco smoke, Texans think they are invincible you know. waiting with bated breath to get blastd by someone. At least I know it won't be with a cookie, Lenore doesn't bake them
REt


~Lenore    Posted 10-04-2003 at 14:02:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, Ret, now dont get me started defending the Republic of Texas.
I could go on and on and on....

I wont blast anyone with a cookie,
it could be with a pie though.
I can bake a mean pie!
I make an excellent Buttermilk Pie.
Come to think of it much to delicious to blast anyone with. ;-)


and I heard    Posted 10-04-2003 at 16:23:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
you make bread pudding too. Love bread pudding with lemon sauce on it. All is forgiven now
REt


Sorry...    Posted 10-04-2003 at 12:30:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was just too easy ;-)

You set em up...I'll knock em down...

Salmoneye, The...um...Hmmm...Oh well...Lazy, I guess...


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