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Speaking of tresspassers
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ol Henry    Posted 10-05-2003 at 10:36:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
It can go both ways, some landowners are pretty bad too. used to know a rancher that didn't want anyone even close to his place, if your animal got on his place he was extremly mad, whether it was a dog, horse, cow or whatever and threatened to shoot them. he had such a bad attitude that no one liked him. anyway he had old used tires on about every fince post around his place on which he had painted posted, keep out or no hunting.
one day when he was in town and was away from his truck someone got some white paint and painted "posted keep out" on every tire, everyone had a big laugh over that, it didn't do much to improve his attitude though


deadcarp    Posted 10-05-2003 at 18:40:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
years ago, the california game regulation booklet addressed the issue of trespassing and started with a simple sentence "If the land you intend to hunt on is not yours, it belongs to somebody else"
i thought that said volumes, and from the actions of some weekenders it was vital info. never forget one time bob & i were up past a cattle gate to try some bowhunting when some yokels pulled up in a hippie van - about daybreak one of them poked a revolver out a window, emptied it at the sky and yelled "rise and shoot". bob and i decided to move to another campground for the rest of the weekend but on the way out, took our comealong and cinched the gate chain tight as a drum. sure hope those fellas had some bolt-cutters along - otherwise it was a long hot hike :)


RayP(MI)    Posted 10-05-2003 at 12:35:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a hour open a few years back, with nothing to do, and there was a pad of paper sitting there. I had just had an episode of tresspassing, so that was on my mind. I took the time to jot down various incidents of tresspassing we've had on our place over the years. I was well over 50 incidents before I quit, ran out of time. (About one a year for the time I remember being around the farm.) Several incidents included damage, tampering with equipment, poaching, stealing, arson, swiping mushrooms & wild flowers, setting booby traps for us (like beer bottles in corn rows to damage tires), blinds put up, or torn down, snowmobiling on seedings and tree plantings, dumping, you name it - tresspassers have done us dirt in the past. Have even caught young lovers (and not so young) lovers doing their thing, or leaving their evidence. One time hunters left a gate open after letting their dogs through. Cows got out, and overfed on green corn. We lost three animals, others were sickened - milk production bottomed out. We almost lost the farm due to that carelessness. I have real problems with wood-be hunters that take up hunting on your land without permission. My son, wife, and some invited friends hunt the place, and we have very organized hunts. Everyone knows where everyone else is, and no one moves without all others being informed. We don't need any suprises with other hunters showing up unexpectedly, or having them on the place not knowing where we are. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE! Coming out to the blind on opening morning to find some guy sitting in it, or finding it gone, destroyed, etc. is a very frustrating thing. Been there - done that. Also have found several blinds, stands, etc. on my place. I don't necessarily deny permission to hunt - if some one is decent enough to ask, they'll probably not do you any damage. I do share with invited guests, taking them off the heavily hunted state lands, making them available for others. I'm not a bad guy, just badly burned, over the years. Just ask why I'm going to post the place again this year. (Why don't tresspassers think the postings mean them?)


Redneck    Posted 10-05-2003 at 17:41:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
What gets me is the excuse some use;"I didn't know this land belonged to somebody".Well duh you idiot!The world would be better off without such trash,maybe the good lord will see fit to do his weeding out someday.


Les    Posted 10-05-2003 at 14:06:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
What a culture to have to live in. I guess it seems pretty good to me to live here in NH after hearing some of your stories. Even though our proximity to eastern Massachusetts and Boston in particular makes us susceptible to abuse from people on our land, we have never had anything that even approaches your kind of problems.


toolman    Posted 10-05-2003 at 15:05:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
sooner or later someone will get hurt and it will be the landowners or farmers fault because he, shouldn,t of left this or that laying in the way and then some lawyer will sue and even if you win it will cost you a small fortune to defend yourself,post your property to no trespassing and no hunting and if you let someone hunt have them sign a waiver ,protect yourself or you could end up regretting it.it,s too bad it has come to this but around here the so called recrecation types are all over everywhere , and complain about fences being in their way even want to cut better trails or our land so they can mountain bike,atv, or cross country ski etc.


bob ny    Posted 10-05-2003 at 17:58:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
and then the local atv club comes over and asks if they can pass through your property because either side of you has given up trying to protect his property and himself and has given permission all i got to say is bu-- s--t


toolman    Posted 10-05-2003 at 18:47:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup your right , theres enough crown land for them to mess up , i asked a guy once what he would do if he looked out his back window and seen me in his back yard doing what he was doin in mine ,he said i,d kick your a$$, i said there ya go ,and gave him 20seconds to decide if he wanted the same a$$kickin.


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