Game Warden on my property---Positive/Who called
This past weekend on my way home with my wife and my kids I get a notification from my cell cam. Upon opening the picture I see that it is a game warden walking on the back trail of my property. Now where this sits is back in off a private road with 4 other homes spread out. On the backside of the property there is a neighborhood that is separated by a creek and woods. We arrived home just as the game warden was leaving and I stopped her at the end of the road and had a very positive conversation with her. She had mentioned that someone had reported my feeder (NOTE I am in special regulations area 5D where feeders are LEGAL). She mentioned that everything looks great and can see all the work I have done to the property and good luck. I had asked her how she was notified about the feeder and she said someone had called in but could not tell me who the other party was. After getting her card she went on her way after I thank her and wished her well!
Here is concerning part for me. In regards to where my feeder is located and my property in itself (which is posted), the only way for someone to know that it is there is if they were in fact on my property. I feel that as landowners we should be made aware of who made the call especially in a case such as this as only someone on my property would know this is there. All of my neighbors are fully aware of what is there and have all wished us luck.
Now back track to last weekend where I caught a trespasser on my property while I was putting a blind up as he walked 15 yards away! He came stomping through my food plot and when I approached him he said he lost his dog 3 days ago and came up through the creek and through my property looking for it. Now mind you he lives a couple miles away and was not calling for his dog and found out he hunts across the road as well. When I told him his story is -- he didnt argue but said ok I will leave. I escorted him out the way he came and told him if theres a next time authorities will be called.
I have my wife and kids that hunt our property and this boils my blood with someone such as this coming onto my property and my family possibly out there. Something tells me it was this guy out of spite as he would have seen the feeder. So my question I guess is if I call the regional office can they tell me who made the call? Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Deerhunted; 11-18-2019 at 02:21 PM.