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Asking for permission and long driveways.....

Anybody have suggestions on how to go about asking for permission to hunt a property that has a long private driveway to the house with "no trespassing" signs etc. I was thinking about sending a letter ahead of time telling them I would be stopping by but I was wondering if anybody had any additional suggestions?? I considered walking in the driveway to be less intrusive...just looking for suggestions. I know it might be a long shot to try to get permission but I won't know if I dont ask.
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Re: Asking for permission and long driveways.....

If you are going to send a letter, don't tell them you are coming to talk to them, ask permission to stop by and talk to them and ask when would be a convenient time to do so.




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Re: Asking for permission and long driveways.....

John S hit the nail on the head. Entering a "no trespassing" driveway without prior permission is pretty much a lack of respect the moment you pass it.

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Re: Asking for permission and long driveways.....

My concern with a letter is that they don't get to meet you. They can say no without ever having to face you, and I always feel my chances are better in a face to face meeting.
I know that doesn't answer the question of how to reach the people.
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John S hit the nail on the head. Entering a "no trespassing" driveway without prior permission is pretty much a lack of respect the moment you pass it.
100% agreement. I could never understand the logic behind driving down a private road or driveway clearly marked NO TRESPASSING.

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Re: Asking for permission and long driveways.....

Let the landowner know that you are sending a letter to respect his privacy and that you would like to meet. If he doesnt respond to you letter, I doubt you had little chance on gaining permission even if you were to meet face too face. My driveway is .6 mile long and heavily posted. Let me tell you nothing irratates my wife more then someone driving back to the house that has no business doing so. Then I have to deal with her... and that makes me mad. So take it from me dont drive back if its posted not too.
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Re: Asking for permission and long driveways.....

If you are going to send a letter perhaps a phrase wuch as I would welcome an opportunity to discuss this in person or in a telephone conversation.
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Let the landowner know that you are sending a letter to respect his privacy and that you would like to meet. If he doesnt respond to you letter, I doubt you had little chance on gaining permission even if you were to meet face too face. My driveway is .6 mile long and heavily posted. Let me tell you nothing irratates my wife more then someone driving back to the house that has no business doing so. Then I have to deal with her... and that makes me mad. So take it from me dont drive back if its posted not too.
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Anybody have suggestions on how to go about asking for permission to hunt a property that has a long private driveway to the house with "no trespassing" signs etc. I was thinking about sending a letter ahead of time telling them I would be stopping by but I was wondering if anybody had any additional suggestions?? I considered walking in the driveway to be less intrusive...just looking for suggestions. I know it might be a long shot to try to get permission but I won't know if I dont ask.
There might be a long shot of another variety if you walk back there.
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Re: Asking for permission and long driveways.....

Put an ad in the local paper seeking hunting privileges..Drop a letter in their mailbox with your request and contact number.Tell them to call collect.
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