Deer stands on property line, should it be illegal

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by ksp965, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. ksp965

    ksp965 Cyber-Hunter

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    What do you guys think? Should there be a law that a hunter can not erect a stand within so many feet of a property line unless he/she has permission of both property owners?
     
  2. Multidigits

    Multidigits BBBC Members

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    I'd be against it. Landowner rights are a serious issue. It's no doubt unethical, but shouldn't be illegal. Unless the hunter actual shoots a deer on the wrong side of the line, he's done nothing wrong.

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  3. Shelbyhunter

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    yeah, a land owner can put a stand where ever he wants on his property, just don't shoot across.
     
  4. GSP

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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Shelbyhunter</i>
    <br />yeah, a land owner can put a stand where ever he wants on his property, just don't shoot across.
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    I gotta agree with this logic.
     
  5. shogan

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    I can't argue here if it's his land. As long as he not on the branch that leans to your side or have to use the branch on your side. But you love it when the stand is facing your feild. HUM!
     
  6. keith meador

    keith meador Got the Spotted Fever

    ksp, ill agree that the stand location you describe is less than ideal for the other hunter......we have a guy with stands facing our fields, and have witnessed him taking deer from the field, but we do not own the land, so we cant do anything about it unless the landowner will do his part. he just wants to be a good neighbor, so he doesnt see it as a problem. he would if that same guy were taking corn, or tobacco......

    i think there should be a buffer, or at least they cannot face the stand toward the adjoining property....

    bucks cannot grow antlers in your freezer....
     
  7. mossyhorns

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    I have an idiot with a stand on a power pole in the corner of his pasture facing our lease. I'll be watching this year and if I catch him shooting a deer on our property, I may shoot him.
     
  8. HUNTTHERUT72

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    I agree,nothing makes you any angrier, than when you get in your stand
    before day lite only to see a hunter walking to his/her stand. Point is BOTH maybe hunting too close to the property line.
     
  9. Hunt n nut

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    I hate it too, but that is something that I would never go for.
     
  10. skin_dog1

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    The farm I hunt has an awesome funnel on the north end, but there is a creek that runs down the middle of the tree line and I have permission on one side but not the other. This is probably the best stand on the place. I'd hate it if it was illegal for me to hunt here cause I had to be a certain distance from the creek. The woods are only about 30 yards and the deer are always on my side of the creek. I guess my answer is no it shouldn't be illegal. Its already illegal for me to shoot a deer across that line. It's like banning guns cause people use them to commit murder. Isn't it already illegal to kill someone?

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  11. yelper

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    POST a POSTED/NO Tresspassing sign right across from the stand.

    I think it is ok, as long as the other party realizes the consequences for crossing POSTED property lines. I actually have a great stand on the property line as it is the one place the deer cross with consistency for about 200 yards. But, I have not shot across the fence.

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  12. I have to agree with everyone else, If it is his property he can put the stands where he wants them. But he better be shooting on his side of the fence..
     
  13. gut shot

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    some ppl do it just to be anoying
     
  14. LoweBow

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    I once took a 20' Tarp out into the woods the night before the gun opener and strapped it between 2 trees and in bright orange spray paint I wrote "NO HUNTING".
    The stand was on the fence line, on his side, but there was no possible way the guy could take a shot onto his own property. His side of the fence was a thick cedar grove that covered the whole hill. My side was a nice sparce hardwood hillside. I walked down the hill during mid day and the tarp was torn down. I wonder how he did that without entering my property???

    I don't want to see it made illegal, but people need to have common cents.

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  15. Wildcat

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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mossyhorns</i>
    <br />I have an idiot with a stand on a power pole in the corner of his pasture facing our lease. I'll be watching this year and if I catch him shooting a deer on our property, I may shoot him.
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    Now THAT is illegal in all 50 states. Once the power lines are put on a pole that pole belongs to the power company, ever if that pole is on your own land. If caught the power company will charge you with trespassing. They want to discourage you from climbing the poles because it's so dangerous. You don't have to take my word for it just call any power company in the U.S.

    Mossyhorns,
    If you want to get that guy call the power company and trun him in.
     
  16. shogan

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    Just heard a story about a man who (just retired) tied a hammock to a power line pole. Layed down for a lil rest. Pole snapped at base and killed the guy.

    I really like the tarp idea. I might have to try that.

    If only you had set up a camera to catch him in the act.
     
  17. ksp965

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    I once posted some family land the night before season by spray painting on a large rock with a stencil I had made. The rock was about 8 or 9 inches thick, 3 feet wide and six feet in length. The next morning there was three hunters on the family property. The rock had been broken in half and turned over.
     
  18. buckfever

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    Last year, we had a fellow set up his climber right on the fenceline separating the properties. He had shots into the fields on both sides, and he hunted it when the wind was wrong to hunt his side. I asked him whether he knew that he wasn't allowed to hunt on our field, he said "yes", but he couldn't explain why his stand was set up to allow a shot over our field. In the end, we started parking our trucks right next to his stand (on our property of course). I'm hoping that deters his future designs.
     
  19. mossyhorns

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    Thanks, Wildcat! I suspect KU will take a dim view of that stand on one of their 14kv lines!
     
  20. keith meador

    keith meador Got the Spotted Fever

    i paid the guy across the fence a visit one morning......got the climber out and got across the fence, as close as i could, and had a morning hunting session with the chap...seems he had no intention of shooting into our field, but thats the way he sets up his stands to keep the sun out of his eyes...i really would have bought the story, but the stand is on the west side of his prop, and he shot the deer in the mornings, with the sun in his face.....facing our prop....when we questioned him about the deer he shot, we got the old song and dance, i shot it over here, it ran over there...i explained that i did not know him, so i couldnt call him a liar, but i would give him an opportunity to tell the truth, since we saw him shoot the deer and it fall in its tracks....that was several years ago, to date, the stands are still there, but we have not seen him in them...hope it stays that way...

    that same idiot was throwing apples into our alfalfa....we threw them back, and he threw them back.....he later poured deer cocain in the field, i found it while mowing the alfalfa...kinda rough on that end of the field...wonder how hard he had to throw the deer cocain to get it over the fence that far?

    bucks cannot grow antlers in your freezer....
     

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