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Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-22-2017 at 08:38:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • My 22 Acres butts up to state land and a gun club at the back of my property. Every year for the past five or six years now they have been tearing down the posted signs so if they get catch on my property they can say I didn't see any signs and though it was state property. A couple of years ago I took a 4' ladder and posted them high enough so they couldn't reach them. Well that didn't work cause they ripped them down anyway. So last year I came up with this plan. Take a five gallon bucket and cut out the words no hunting keep off and spray paint it on the trees along the back of my property. I went out yesterday to check on things and It worked like a charm. Not only was the painted trees still looking good and the posted signs I had up were not ripped down. No more buying signs just a couple of cheap cans of spray paint.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-23-2017 at 06:49:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, slobs will do what the hell they want no matter what. Trespassing, illegal shooting/kills, hunting without a license et al. In Michigan it too is required one must have written permission from the landowner to hunt his land. Few seldom follow this rule. Neighbors and landowners allow friends and relatives to hunt their property all the time with only verbal permission given. Back before 1970, farmers welcomed hunters on their property to cull the herd somewhat and help preserve their food crops. One simply had to knock on the door and ask, bring a dozen donuts or bottle of booze, maybe even offer to share the meat with the landowner. When land started becoming scarce and wildlife habitat began disappearing, hunting areas too began disappearing, especially with upland birds. Then it began with city dwellers driving north to rural areas and just seeing a plot of woods or fields and assuming it was theirs open to hunt automatically. That's when we began to see NO HUNTING/NO TRESPASSING signs pop up. Often these signs ended up as targets. Years ago I was hunting my own property on an opening morning and about 8 AM I hear leaves rustling and start thinking something coming through the woods. Something was coming all right. Some stupid a-hole steps out in front of my blind, trespassing, dressed in orange and carrying a rifle. I said WTF are you dong? You are on private property! Plus, you have now ruined my hunt because if there were any deer in the area they are now long gone. He said he was a friend of a landowner a mile down the road and had permission to hunt. HUH? Did he explain his property boundaries to you? I told him to get the hell out of there and later I contacted my neighbor and told him what happened. The neighbor apologized and never let he guy back again. Unbelievable balls some people have. Yesterday I was driving the backroads and came across two suspicious fellas in the woods about 30 yards off the road, Bronco parked on the road, engine running. They had just blasted a deer from their vehicle and were hauling it to their truck. How could I tell it was an illegal kill? Neither slob was wearing hunting/camo/hunter orange garb, just jeans and sweatshirts, smoking, one carrying a 22 rifle still. When they saw me coming, they dropped the deer they were dragging and acted stupid. I slowly drove past then turned around a half mile down the road and came back. They were now loading the deer in the back of the vehicle, ungutted. So I wrote down their vehicle plate number and description as I drove by again only a little faster as I knew what they were up to and didn't want them to start shooting at me. I would have given them the benefit of the doubt had they had it gutted and were in hunting garb. Shoot a deer, track it, field dress it, and then drive your vehicle to haul/pack it out it easily. I reported this to the MI DNR "Report All Poaching" hot line, but we'll see if there will be any follow-up. As per most police and government law enforcement agencies nowadays, most are understaffed, underpaid, and overworked. Many people don't realize the DNR, Federal Wildlife Officers have more power than the police. We were taught that every law officer was to be respected and as kids some of us wanted to be a DNR officer. I know I did. HUNT SAFELY and LEGALLY...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 11-22-2017 at 09:45:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Here in has to have "on their person" a written permission from the owner (signed) or you will get a ticket of trespass if caught on their land.I think one only has to paint some trees head high with a certain color to show it's posted.Most of the 'shooters" around here can't read and are color blind.Bums will hunt your land regardless.

    Dave Smith    Posted 11-22-2017 at 10:53:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Those people are known as slob hunters.
    Here in NY, If they are told to leave they must go posted or not and you can have them arrested if they come back.
    Dave <*)))><

    poderac    Posted 11-22-2017 at 10:15:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Change your signs to ""Rattlesnake Refuge, do not harm snakes""

    They are much more effective.

    Jim    Posted 11-22-2017 at 13:02:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When I was a kid in TN only a few landowners posted their property. We didn't and neither did our neighbors. Too close to the Great Depression so people hunted to feed their families. Now, most everyone posts. I still don't and have too many deer and usually there is not any abuse.

    Wayne N Ind.    Posted 11-23-2017 at 11:34:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Little off subject here. My dad(93) said when he was a young guy visiting my great,great grandpa. They would hear the pigs or chickens making noise and granpa would say you boys just set still, that's a man just trying to feed his family.

    Jim    Posted 11-23-2017 at 21:15:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That was the way we looked at it too.

    steveVa    Posted 11-22-2017 at 12:18:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • LOL
    That is great!

    Rattlesnake breeding area. Please do not feed the snakes.

    "Home of the worlds record Timber Rattler"
    Don't look up or make any sudden moves!!!

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-22-2017 at 11:26:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That sounds like it would be more effective but with my luck I'll get all the snake hunters trespassing.

    Dean    Posted 11-22-2017 at 09:34:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have found that No Hunting, No Trespassing, Private Property, etc. signs serve mostly as target practice.

    FWIW, posting your property is not necessary. Private property is private property. Trespassers knew that they do not own it. They simply do not care. You have no legal duty to post your land. Of course state laws vary and you should expect little or no help from law enforcement.


    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 11-22-2017 at 09:21:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm sure your deer appreciate those signs as well.

    Good idea, Kirk!

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