Do you trespass?
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Author:  Dr Duk [ Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:46 pm ]
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Enjoy prison! :evil:

Author:  Multiflora [ Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:52 pm ]
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jbagley77 wrote:
I'm sorely tempted to do just that. My attempts at getting permission have all failed, and I'm almost to the point of saying, "No harm, no foul." The fields around me are far from civilization (mostly corn fields with stretches of forest running through them), so it's not like I'd be waking the neighborhood.

Anyway, I'm not looking for anyone's justification or condemnation, though I'm sure I'll get the latter. I'm just curious if anyone else does it.

Big game?...nah, why would one?

I have trespassed to retrieve a dog on point...just leave my shotgun at the fence and go get the dog.
I reckon I have misjudged an absent fence line as well but doing so on purpose would seem ill-advised.

Never saw corn fields with stretches of forest running thru them...maybe odd-shaped fields and brush along the edge but....."forests"?
Interesting....big world.

Author:  PJR [ Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:38 am ]
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I am a land owner. I have 40 acres of mixed bush within a short drive of two major cities. Many deer, turkey and waterfowl, some grouse and the occasional woodcock. It is posted and I don't even hunt it. I have had "hunters" come to the door asking permission even though the land is posted.

I have had trespassers. They are reported to the police every time. If I see you on my property with a gun you will not automatically assumed to be a hunter. You will be regarded as an armed individual with potentially hostile intent and treated accordingly.

Author:  Multiflora [ Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:40 am ]
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What a world today...what a sad world.

Author:  evbutler [ Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:43 pm ]
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I might repeat myself as I have already made a post about trespassing in NC. If so, my apologies.

I have had little problem with trespassers. Yet, there are a few times each year that someone comes uninvited to our lease. Just this turkey season, I had to have a chat with some guys who didn't honor our posted areas. In NC, we are required to paint a vertical line on the trees on the perimeter to indicate that it is posted land.

I have never had a game warden to cite anyone for trespassing on our land but they call us when they observe hunters on it. I politely warn them and put their names down in our log book so that all members of our hunting club can keep up with them. If caught the second time, I think we would take legal action. Fortunately, they don't come back or we don't catch them.

Here in NC, it is a simple misdemeanor, not worth the court's time. When game wardens approach you on posted land they will ask if you have signed permission from the land/lease holder. If no, they will contact the owner/lease holder and ask what action they want to take. I always have a heart to heart with the violator. I might add that the game warden can cite a trespasser and he can have his day in court. The fine is usually the court costs, not worth my wasting a day to go to court and testify that I am the lease holder and watch the guy get off with only paying court costs. My day is wasted and is the game wardens.

Maybe NC will make some tough laws about trespassers but as of now all land owners/lease holders can do is to take it one case at the time and hope the party doesn't come back. I have had this lease for several years and have had little trouble with trespassers. All they would need to do is to request a guest pass for $25 and have over 7,000 acres of prime hunting land to use to their heart's content.

I guess it is more fun to do the forbidden.

Author:  lossking [ Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:41 am ]
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Multiflora wrote:

What a world today...what a sad world.

Sadly, I must agree with Multiflora. Hunting access for the non-landowner or leaseholder has become all but non-existent down here. It's certainly not the world I grew up in.

Author:  uglydog [ Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:26 pm ]
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By the letter of the law I tresspass on many of my neighbors' properties as I don't have a written note from them. I do have their verbal permission to hunt, hike, collect berries, and whatever on their land as they have mine for my property. Our agreements go back before written permission was a requirement and I doubt any of the others know there was a change in the law.

I have found others hunting on these properties and used my discretion handling the situation. Some I kicked off, mainly older teens and adults who tried to BS me. I've caught a few younger kids hunting "the woods" much as I did when young. I allowed them to finish their hunt with me accompanying them. I then told them they could not hunt there unless they had their firearm safety certificates and got permission from the landowners. The latter usually scared them but I offered to take them around and help with the introductions. I also told them they could contact me and if I was free I would help them out by handling my dogs, set decoys and call, or whatever else I could do to help.

Met a lot of good kids this way and as a side benefit I established a pretty good spy ring on the problem makers. That really helps in dealing with juvenile crime.

Author:  evbutler [ Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:50 am ]
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Good job and great thinking, Uglydog!!

I developed a good spy network by pouring out small amounts of drugs and giving them a warning. They owed me one and it was easy getting information from them.

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