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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.

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post #2 of 113 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 02:22 PM
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I think that is kept anonymous in the case of possible retaliation against the individual that reported it. Could it have been the guy that you escorted off your property?
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Based on your description of what happened with the trespasser, I think it's likely HE is the one who called.....

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pchunter1231 I believe it could have been him as it was a week prior that I kicked him off. I gave the Warden his name and mentioned he is hunting across the street but the only real property over there is township property you CANT hunt. I have my neighbors property to the right and then after that is more township property. My thoughts are that he was looking for ways to access that property through mine and my neighbors but he wouldn't admit that. And I understand about being annoymous but my concern is that if it wasnt this individual then I have other trespassers on my land. Wife gave me the go ahead to buy more cell cams as well so at least something positive came out of this haha

JJ4D I agree. Just bothers me if it in fact was someone else. Should be able to know especially if there were no violations
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Since you threw him off your land, this was possibly his way of getting back at you.

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agreed with pchunter1231 and JJ4d. must have been him if your neighbors know about it and are ok with it. hope you have no more trouble with him or the feeder. good luck
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agreed with pchunter1231 and JJ4d. must have been him if your neighbors know about it and are ok with it. hope you have no more trouble with him or the feeder. good luck
Thank you thats kind of what I figured. I don't hunt our piece as its just for my wife and the kids. Not upset at all about the Warden as she was fantastic and super professional and just doing her job, but again just ashame that people need to waste time and energy on things that are not in the wrong.
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Could be worse. He could have framed you for a violation before reporting one or just stole your stuff. Chalk it up as lesson learned.
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I'd not sweat the idea that someone else did it. While you can't prove it, you can be almost certain that turd is who called you in...hope you catch him (if he is trespassing again) on one of those new cameras!
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Could be worse. He could have framed you for a violation before reporting one or just stole your stuff. Chalk it up as lesson learned.
It is funny you mention that because I was thinking to myself how easy it could be for someone to come in and put something down or out and then call in for illegal activity. Kinda scary when you think about it
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