My son was hunting a piece of property we have hunted for years. A local police officer stops him and tells him that person walking his dog saw hunting and called the police. So the officer tells my son he can't hunt there and is trespassing. My son says that the dog walker must have been trespassing as well. He then tells my son that he thinks he is hunting too close to a house. So my son tells him he's over 200 yards away and infact left the deer walk by because he wasn't sure of the backstop. So the officer says the law requires a distance of 300 yds. The officer then says the owner does not allow hunting but the land is not posted. He asks the officer who the owner was and he didn't know. Then the officer tells my son that last week the game warden caught someone with a untagged deer so they don't want anybody hunting there. Understand the conversation was very cordial and the officer very nice but to me the whole thing stinks. He asks for my son's ID which he gives him and the officer runs a records check, nothing. Gives his ID back and tells him if he is caught there against n he will be arrested. Spoke to the owner and he said he prefers that people don't hunt there because of liabilities but he wouldn't prosecute anybody. We are no longer hunting there.
Sorry to hear you lost your spot. That blows. I almost did exactly what happened to you this year. I had a spot that it was always a pain to track down the landowner for annual permission . After about 15 years of stopping multiple times per year he told me not to ask anymore just hunt. I was going to hunt it this year and was talking to a friend and told him I was going to hunt the property and he let me know the property was sold and the guy who bought it wasn't allowing hunting. I need to find the new owner and make sure I can remove 2 stands I have on the property.