It all started with the county real estate tax office. The leeches needed to know who owned what and how many acres to assess taxes. Hence the name assessment office. The assume that office morphed into the GIS office as technology advanced.To get the existing maps, regardless of accuracy, into a standardized database format.
one farmer i know had problems with neighbors riding horses thru the woods on trails, signs, calling cops, talking with them all did no good. he finally grabbed a chain saw and started dropping the biggest trees around across the trails. he said hunters can walk around them but the horses...not so good...he made a mess...solved the problemTalking to one of the member of a hunting club they have been having trouble for more than a decade with numerous non member ATV riders tearing up their trails to the point the trails are impassable for club member and their families with normal 4 wheelers or hunting going to their stands. The club has put up big heavy iron pipe gates and they are torn down, the groups carry devises to cut their locks. The outlaws drive by and give them the middle finger while they are on their way to destroy the trails riding in the mud and leaving big ruts on the hills which are dangerous.
The club has contacted the local police numerous times and the members are told to warn the riders and ask if they can take their picture and of course they have helmets on and refuse......they just laugh and say you can't do nothing about it. The police tell the members they cannot detain the trespassers or they will be charged with kidnapping.
The club has signs up saying trespassers with be prosecuted.......One person stopped them in the middle of the night and the mob threatened him.
The trespassers have more rights than the owners.
You shouldn’t have to destroy your property to keep trespassers off itone farmer i know had problems with neighbors riding horses thru the woods on trails, signs, calling cops, talking with them all did no good. he finally grabbed a chain saw and started dropping the biggest trees around across the trails. he said hunters can walk around them but the horses...not so good...he made a mess...solved the problem
Hmmmm.....think paintball gun, needle, and skunk oil stink. Inject into paintball. Caution: Wear latex gloves during oil transfer....or plan on sleeping far away from spouse.The legiscritters need to put some teeth in the law. You can use reasonable non-lethal force to expel trespassers under the crimes code. Which means absolutely nothing when it comes to ATV's. Under the common law, a landowner had the right to seize a horse and or carriage ridden by a trespasser, but could not detain the trespasser.. Where the damage is substantial, such as riding through crops, we have the crime of agricultural vandalism, which under some limited possibilities could be a felony. Felonies give rise to certain citizen's arrest rights. There are however, paint ball markers and even tracking devices that could be attached to the machines. I wonder if there is such a thing as a smell ball marker. Let the guy go home with his machine stinking like a dead skunk. The intensity of stench that makes the eyes water. Guarantee he won't be parking it in an attached garage.