If its your property , give yourself written permission, then show the written permission to yourself if in doubt.Mike Barcaskey said:
Only if it needs to be finished off. If it is dead on your property which lies in someone else's safety zone you can retrieve it. You can't discharge a weapon in someone else's safety zone without their permission, your property or not.R.W.J said:
I've never seen 2505 (Safety Zone statute) interpreted to mean that a violation would exist if a deer that you shot outside of a safety zone expires on property that you own, but is now inside an adjoining property owner's safety zone, and you are only within the safety zone to tag & retrieve your deer. You are not hunting at that point !NA_Wreckdiver said:Your the last person I would dispute, so don't take this the wrong way...
I'm trying to learn where my misinterpretation is...
I was interpreting the above to seem to discuss live game, not the retrieval of a dead animal.
"to hunt for, take, trap, pursue, disturb or otherwise chase any game or wildlife" seems to suggest a live animal, thus my emphasis on NOT being able to pursue wounded game, as opposed to retrieving dead game on their own property within the safety zone of another.
Although in the definitions, "TAKE" includes "collect". Is that where my misinterpretation is?
That's were I'm coming from...Pa-Plinker said:Since the definition for "take" (T34, 102) includes "collect" and "possess", I could construct an interpretation of 2505 that if I was simply possessing wildlife (when I return home from hunting) in my yard, and my yard is within a neighbor's safety zone, then I would be in violation of 2505 ... but that interpretation wouldn't get very far with the MDJ !