Hunting on a private cemetery

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by Pollcat, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Pollcat

    Pollcat 8 pointer

    Mar 29, 2005
    There’s a guy hunting a private family cemetery right next to a farm that I hunt. He claims that he’s hunting public land because he says the cemetery is public access. It is only 1/2 acre and is very grown up. This fool has two piles of corn in the cemetery and climbs a tree with a climber. No doubt in my mind that he will shoot deer outside the cemetery on property that I hunt. Fish and wildlife say that they can’t prosecute him for trespassing without the owners consent. The cemetery was established in the early 1800’s and no one seems to know who actually owns the cemetery now. Basically this guy is getting away with trespassing just because nobody is there to prosecute. He doesn’t have written or oral permission to hunt there, which it states a person must have in order to hunt private property. It doesn’t set well with me that this guy is turning the final resting place of many that lived in the early 1800’s into his kill zone. Any advice on finding out who owns the cemetery?
  2. Tman6493

    Tman6493 8 pointer

    Oct 28, 2013
    People have been dying for years to hunt that place........sorry couldn’t resist
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  3. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

    Oct 15, 2013
    Anyone visiting a cemetery whether on private land has to be given perpetual access regardless of permission. That being said, he is not there for visiting the dead and is abusing the common law right that is in place for that sort of thing. Maybe call Adam Schiff and tell him it is an abuse of power and that somehow it is jeopardizing national security.
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  4. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    Gotta give him an A+ for creativity
  5. wv67

    wv67 12 pointer

    Dec 19, 2017
    Southern wva
    Cut down all the tees big enough for a climber say it’s for fire wood ,.... two can play this game
  6. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    Butler co
    Go hunt his corn pile.
    MoMan, FOWLER2671, kyhunter99 and 4 others like this.
  7. woodsman92

    woodsman92 10 pointer

    Feb 16, 2019
    Russell Co
    Moth ball the cemetery. I’ve always heard moth balls worked to keep deer out. I’ve never known anyone who tried tho.
  8. Mt Pokt

    Mt Pokt 8 pointer

    Nov 8, 2018
    Campbell County
    His right to hunt trumps any other laws of the Commonwealth. Didnt we cover that already? :confused:
  9. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    Game wardens absolutely LOVE these types of calls.
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  10. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

    Jan 26, 2009
    northern ky
    Call the local funeral homes and do so e asking around! You might even try the prosecuting attorney.
  11. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    First Does the land owner know he is using his land to get there? Talk to land owner.
    Second Moth Balls do work. 2 acs about 100 scattered over it every 4 days. Sling shot shoots them a long way.
  12. Snareman2

    Snareman2 12 pointer

    Feb 25, 2007
    The County PVA office will have the owners information.
  13. Mossy Oak Boykins

    Mossy Oak Boykins 6 pointer

    Sep 11, 2019
    where my boykins take me
    we use to goose hunt a farm right next door to a cemetery and every now and then we would have a wounded fall over there never was a problem they were glad we were killing them because of the mess they caused at cemetery did have a few visitors hurry back to their cars a time or two but we had permission from owners of both
  14. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Get in touch with the local Boy Scout tropp.
    Tell them they can use the cemetery as an Eagle Scout project for cleaning it up.
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  15. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

    Dec 17, 2007
    Greenup Co.
    And volunteer to cut down the biggest trees.....the ones big enough for a stand.

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