That purple paint may make it easier for the landowner to mark his land, but it will not make any difference than the signs.
^^This.And then there are those that could drive 20 minutes to 1,000's of acres of game lands, but they would rather sneak into your property and give you all kinds of excuses when confronted.
Seems everyone with private lands says someone is poaching deer. If there really was that much poaching going on, there wouldn't be any deer left for hunting season.Yet me and every neighbor, on all sides, have had issues with poaching, trespassing and other illegal activity on our respective places.
The apps are very accurate.
If enrolled as ag use or forest reserve in C&G, the land need not be open to public use.Does PA’s clean and green program have any stipulations for allowing hunting or public access? Also are there any incentives for land owners to enroll their land in the hunter cooperative program.
It's true that the county GIS layers are often way off. 40 to 60 feet errors are common. But can be 100 feet or more in some places.They're only as accurate as the county GIS department/maps, which is where the info comes from. Some counties are very accurate and others are absolutely off by 100ft+ in some areas. Public land boundaries on apps are more accurate versus private land.
While that is likely true, 100ft +- shouldn't deter the fact that the land is private or public. I would guess that most private land that is adjacent to public property is posted as such.They're only as accurate as the county GIS department/maps, which is where the info comes from. Some counties are very accurate and others are absolutely off by 100ft+ in some areas. Public land boundaries on apps are more accurate versus private land.
Because they are based on tax maps that were originally done by someone sitting at a drafting table plotting deeds with a scale and a protractor.It's true that the county GIS layers are often way off. 40 to 60 feet errors are common. But can be 100 feet or more in some places.
I'm not sure why these large errors are so common.
Tax maps/GIS mapping are not and were never intended to be an accurate representation of property or property location.Let's assume the apps are 100 ft off...and let's say in the while that the apps are typically accurate...so the chances of it being off aren't great.We are talking 10 - 30 yards. That being said if anyone questioned me and I would show them the app and where I am located. So many people 'think' they own what they dont
Well, maybe. My bet is most just don't want to pay for a survey. They are not cheap!They may not be accurate. But very few owners would be able to show survey stakes. I believe most are afraid to have their land surveyed because once they do, THAT becomes the standard.