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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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This applies to all hunting but for deer and bear I have private land. For waterfowl my son and I have found a large farm that holds geese. My son's an experienced waterfowl hunter, I'm new to it. He got permission from the guy that LIVES on the farm but that guy IS NOT the actual landowner. My son and I pride ourselves on being ethical hunters so we don't want to do the wrong thing. Our question is, is the permission from the RESIDENT legally enough or must we search out and get permission to hunt the farm from the ACTUAL OWNER? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 01:28 PM
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I suggest you find out from the guy living there is he has the authority to grant access to hunt on the property. If he does your are good to go, if he doesn't, you have a decision to make.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 01:48 PM
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What WW said.

I'm the legal caretaker for a property. The owner is not local, but he rents out a home on the property. The residents (renters) in that home do NOT have the authority to grant/revoke hunting access to the property. There are several of us named by the owner to act in his stead, and the renters are not on that list.

In my case, if the renters gave hunting permission to someone, I'd be more than a little irritated by it, because it would cause some real issues for me to clean up once I even found out about what was going on. I've been very grateful that so far, we've had good relationships with the tenants in the home there, and have always shared our harvest with each family that's lived there over the years, helped them if they needed something, and generally tried to have a good interaction. That has paid off in that the renters have helped us out with reporting odd things they've seen, and helped us track down potential problems. Honestly, I think they feel glad they don't have to say yes or no when people ask to hunt.

Definitely best to verify that the resident is authorized to give permission.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys!! My son and I will definitely look into the situation further.

Steve

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 07:12 PM
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I would definitely do everything in your power to get permission from the owner.
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