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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Post property or not?

We have a family friend who has some property near state forrest. He owns about 37 acres. I was recently at his property and noticed he didn't have "Posted" signs at the borders of his property. I asked him about it and he said he actually had more problems when it was posted in the past. It was as if some idiot hunters went out of their way to be defiant. He said it has been better since he took them down. A hunter may still occasionally pas through, but not as often. I find this hard to believe. Anyone else do this or do you always post your property?
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 12:49 PM
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i post mine. but i'm in semi-suburbia and had problems with quads and drunken/stoned hunters wandering too close to my house for comfort in the past.

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I find that a bit hard to believe also. There surely are a few dolt hunters that would disrespect a landowner, but the majority won't.

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I only own 17 acres,it's not posted, anyone may hunt it, even without asking.
The only thing a posted sign does is keep out the good guys, the scum bags could care less about a sign.

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People see posted property as a deer sanctuary so the deer needed to be pushed off. If it is not posted than people think people walk through moving the deer out so less hunters enter to move deer.

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I post my land for a couple reasons:
1) So guests of mine know where my boundaries are,
2) So law abiding hunters know where to be law abiding,
3) To provide a deterent to trespassers who are looking for an easy target by making it look like I'm serious,
4) To increase the probability of prosecution if I do catch a trespasser.
I'm not naive enough to believe that posters eliminate trespassing. They do lessen it. I know people pattern me so I try to do some unpredictable checking. I have no patience for those who purposefully and maliciously trespass. And I have my own definition for that. If I know I'm being patterned and I catch those folks there will be full prosecution. If I catch you trying to stretch the border a few yards, you'll get a stern warning and a promise the next time will involve the police. Road hunting is a zero tolerance activity. And I don't spend time patrolling interior boundaries.

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We own 11 acres where our cabin is and 99 more about a mile away. None of it is posted. People hunt it but we've had no problems of any kind, except for the time some guy tried to run us off saying, "we don't want people on this land!" Kinda funny actually.

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We own 11 acres where our cabin is and 99 more about a mile away. None of it is posted. People hunt it but we've had no problems of any kind, except for the time some guy tried to run us off saying, "we don't want people on this land!" Kinda funny actually.
You run into that from time to time. It's always funny to see their expression when you inform them that the stump their sitting on is attached to the land you own, usually priceless.

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No,Open too all,hunters,atv's,snowmobiles,fishermen,horse back riders,"Hardly anymore horse riders left" Hikers,neighbor hood kids camping.Been like that for the last 29 years.So far no major issue to post. Though 90 percent that use it knows us.
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Posted and patrolled.

I hate trespassers. It's just plain disrespectful and I have no tolerance for it.

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