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Landowners: Its foolish to post your land

Limited Landowner Liability Act

An Act amending the act of February 2, 1965 (P.L.1860, No.586), entitled

"An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts," further providing for liability of landowners toward recreational users, persons or property for acts or acts of omission by recreational users.

Meaning simply; if your land is open to hunting- the state limits your liability as a land owner.

<s>If your land is posted; that responsibility will lay in your lap. </s>
<span style='font-size: 20pt'>I was wrong about stricken part. </span>

The law was amended and signed just a couple of short years ago (see link above to current text) to encourage land owners to keep their land open; or to reopen their land to hunting by extending a major benefit. If someone is harmed while hunting on your land- your liability is limited.


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Re: Landowners: Its foolish to post your land

If they are harmed while hunting on my land, then they were trespassing....

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Re: Landowners: Its foolish to post your land

a friend of mine was sued by trespassers with intention of theft. they fell through the barn floor. just because they are trespassing does not free you from suit. was ruled there must be an assumstion(sp) of saftey

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Re: Landowners: Its foolish to post your land

I've yet to see anyone selling Tresspassing Welcome signs. Must not be such a market for them, aye?

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a friend of mine was sued by trespassers with intention of theft. they fell through the barn floor. just because they are trespassing does not free you from suit. was ruled there must be an assumstion(sp) of saftey
did the trespassers win the lawsuit?
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yes they did. his farm insurance took a big hit. whats in his barn isnt cows, its classic cars. mustangs, chevelles, barracudas, ect ect

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Re: Landowners: Its foolish to post your land

A few years back a pregnant gal caught a stray bullet in the head in our area. The guy who shot was basically financially worthless. After a long court battle the landowner ended up assuming the lions share of liability.
The few farms around here who did allow hunting quickly shut down access because of that case.

Not sure if this new act you speak of is an indirect result of the incedent above or not, but gaining access to hunt around here has gotten significantly tougher.

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Re: Landowners: Its foolish to post your land

The only way someone uninvited directly by the landowner should be allowed to sue is if he is paying for the use of your land and negligence is proven on the part of the landowner.
If a trespasser can sue a landowner, instead of worrying about Sunday hunting, we should direct our efforts at changing things in reguard to this.

I do not post my land, except for on small 5-10 acre chunk, and allow most hunters to use it. Even so, if some one is on it without my permission, they are trespassing and the laws need to be strongly enforced in this state.
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Limited Landowner Liability Act

An Act amending the act of February 2, 1965 (P.L.1860, No.586), entitled

"An act encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes by limiting liability in connection therewith, and repealing certain acts," further providing for liability of landowners toward recreational users, persons or property for acts or acts of omission by recreational users.

Meaning simply; if your land is open to hunting- the state limits your liability as a land owner.

If your land is posted; that responsibility will lay in your lap.

The law was amended and signed just a couple of short years ago (see link above to current text) to encourage land owners to keep their land open; or to reopen their land to hunting by extending a major benefit. If someone is harmed while hunting on your land- your liability is limited.

Hmm. Wonder how many more will post their land if this is something they realize they will no longer be provided protection under the second that posted sign goes up?
Might this have something to do with SH?
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Re: Landowners: Its foolish to post your land

Give the lady credit. At least it isn't a "pyramid get us out of a deficit scam..."

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