Hooked on HuntingPa
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Central PA and NEPA
I gave a short answer before but here is a little more info. Some properties have signs indicating cooperating landowner some I found by map. I always approach landowner WAY before or after season. I introduce myself and have a conversation about me, my hunting and the property. I find out if others are hunting the property. I let the property owner know what I drive and if I will bring anyone with me. I stop back every year and touch base and sometimes bring a small token of appreciation. (Gift certificate, bottle of homemade schnapps or case of beer)
All that said...here are my results. One landowner told me no twice but later his adult son said I could hunt turkeys only and could not bring anyone with me. Two flat out said no. One woman said yes then disappeared. Never saw her or anyone at house for several years. Unsure if she passed away or went into nursing home?? Two were very easy to deal with and said it's open to hunt and just enjoy our property. However one of those is a little crowded.
And all these properties were specifically asked about turkey hunting. Only one allows me to hunt deer.