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Long story short, there's a couple of 18 yr old kids who seem to think my land is their playground. I've chased them off numerous times. I've had the sherriff out once last summer and most recently a DNR officer because they were hunting on my land. What more can I do here? I found this today and left them a little love note. And before you ask, no I didn't actually get them on the trail cam but they dont know that.
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I've had similar issues with people trespassing and hunting on my families hunting property. One thing I would suggest is to try and be as nice as possible about it, even though that might be hard to do, because if you're a complete jerk about it then that could backfire and they might just come back and mess with your land even more.
If you've exhausted all of your options then i suggest maybe a landmine or a claymore hidden in that "deer blind" they made on your property.
Maybe you should set up a trail cam and get a few pictures in case you do need to get law enforcement involved it's not he said/she said issue and there's proof they're coming around. Also document the DNR and Sheriff visits, that might be valuable in court.
Two words: bear traps
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Put it in the paper if local law enforcement won't do there job let them print it I don't think the sheriff would like the neg publicity if he plans to run again.
Thought about the trail cam but they're just going to steal the thing if they find it.
And I like the idea of claymores and bear traps
Well lock it up and if they still manage to take it then you got a theft charge to pin on them.
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Leave'um this DVD and tell'um they have been warned.
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I may have to break out the ghillie suit...haven't used it in a while.
Hire me to work security on ur land.
Put it up in a tree where they wont see it.
I have the same problem all the time. If you get it solved please let me know what you have figured out. They even cut a four foot across the stump tree on my fence. When I called the sherriff he was like "what do you want me to do" um how about your job. An like someone else said on here if you get to nasty with them you will only have more crap to put up with. I have cows an tractors on that property an dont live on it so they could have a field day.
That's part of what concerns me ruger. We have cows, llamas, chickens, etc but these little jerks keep ripping down the no trespassing signs. What the heck happens if they come in on my land and get hurt in some way? Or accidentally gets bird shot in their buttocks?
Well as the land owner we are liable sad to say. Same age group here as well 16-20 with atvs an parents dont care. If you do a trail camera do an infrared. Like you said though you can kiss it good bye if they spot it.
Get a dog that barks loudly. When he does, decide to go out and practice target shooting. At the sound of gunfire, people tend to leave the area. It works for me, and I get to improve my marksmanship.
This post was edited by oldgoldandblue 17 months ago
I was taught to honor and respect my elders. They are getting much harder to find these days.
I shoot all the time...apparently it doesn't phase them
My friend has land in NC and had a few different poachers. We posted it that it was property of some hunt club. It isn't guaranteed but on a couple occasions we'd have multiple people there shooting as well as hunting in the stands. Surprised a couple folks, but it's always an effort.
I leave a spare truck up there around hunting season an move it every day to make people think someone is staying in there. The problem I have is the guys/kids doing it live close by an know that I dont live there.
How old are the people doing this?
For DubVMike he said his are 18 an in my situation the two main ones are 16 an 18 year old brothers. with a couple buddies around same ages. I think the oldest is 19 or 20.
Send their parents a copy of the castle law, no in fact personally deliver it to them while the boys are home.
This post was edited by Goldrusher35 17 months ago
Crap pisses me off, makes it very hard on hunters that respect the landowners to get permission to hunt, and who can really blame them for turning away people when this stuff goes on?
Exactlly. If they would ask to begin with I may not have an issue with them bow hunting on the backside of my property. But when they come in and start cutting down trees and making blinds all over the place without asking...yeah, it gives me a headache.
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