Tresspassing, poaching, felon

Luckybuck

10 pointer
May 29, 2006
1,324
N. KY
He's going to try that with the wrong person once and that will be that. I would be one of those wrong people for him to try it with.
First piece of crap that pulls that and doesn't make the shot had better watch it. I shoot very little at actual living creatures, but I do put in plenty of time on targets with the 7mm...

As for him being a problem...you just gotta be creative. I always keep a valve stem tool with me just in case people are hunting where they don't have permission. My neighbor owns a couple pieces of big equipment and someone pulled into a driveway that was blocked by a gate with only one way in or out and wouldn't you know his dozer ran out of diesel in front of a trespassers truck? It was amazing but he moved the equipment 3 days later and never saw the truck again. There are ways to deal with A-holes, but you gotta be smart and work quicker than they do and always have somebody watching for you.
If I find somebody on my land, I am gonna get a tag, get a vehicle description, find out who it is and then call their house everytime I see the vehicle trespassing and tell whoever picks up the phone they are messing around with my girlfriend, wife, mom, etc. and would they please stop.....you have the tag and vehicle description in hand.....so use it to your advantage. I bet you can get some hunting stuff cheap in the local paper after the phone calls have been made.
 

luv2huntKy

Fawn
Aug 16, 2008
21
Hello,We used to live in New Hope,which is right outside of Marion County in Nelson County.We also had poacher problems and my father kept trying to get the KDFWL to assist in the problem,but they never showed.I think with the funding for them leaving so few and such a work area they try to do the best they can in the safest manner.
Anyhow, I told my Father that i would take care of the problem,So i made sure all of the place was posted with signs as law requires,i tore down stands and left them at the base of the tree.I posted a sign on it stating that i knew who they were and that being they ignored the warning of trespassing into my personal property that they would be treated as a armed trespasser.I searched for them during hunting hours and would make wooden stakes for atv trails while they were in there stand and at the center of the exit trail, i would post a sign stating that they had been warned.I once even escorted a guy off of the land with 3 armed family members and told him that i knew he was a convicted felon and we took his picture while he was in the stand holding his rifle and that the pic would be alot more harmful than a trespassing charge.I told him i wasn't trying to cause trouble for him, but trouble would be waiting for him the next time he decided to put himself at risk on our land.During all this,I earned respect,people found that We were serious and they found it wasn't a very good hunt with me always right on there every move.
We started out with numerous trespassers and in the end,the place become a very peaceful place to live and Hunt.

The reason for all this post,is that it takes your own home work to get the job done and keep it where the law is on your side.I now live in Washington County myself and if you ever need a helping hand,just let me know,i would be more than glad to help,Because i Hate a Thief.
Luv2huntky
 

stevenvalleyagain

10 pointer
Aug 15, 2005
1,693
Valley station
A heavy chained wrapped around a large tree and then around the frame of the vehicle and locked with a big lock works well.so does leeting all the air out of the tires as someone stated.
 

hunter1hall

6 pointer
Dec 5, 2003
479
Springfield, Kentucky.
Finally got the SOB. Unfortunately, only after he killed one of bucks I was hunting, a very big 8. He shot it late at night with a spotlight from the road. Luckily someone heard the gunshot and went to investigate. After a high speed chase down a rural road, he got the license plate number and contacted the KDFW. They ran the plate and low an behold all kinds of red flags pop up. They sent an officer to his house I guess and found lots of physical evidence of his poaching ways. I hope they put him in jail for a long time and fine his a** straight to the poor house. I hope he is miserable for the rest of his useless life! I think I will even visit him in jail if he goes. Just to let him know what the hunting is like on the outside.
 

Highbow

Cyber-Hunter
Dec 16, 2001
4,091
Johnson County, Ky.
Our local CO caught trespassers for x-ing my property yesterday, when he found them they didn't have hunter orange on, the one guy was on a disability license had carried a tree stand over 1/4 mile up hill to the ridge top.
It amazes me what some guys will do to hunt behind my house.
 

philipfleek

12 pointer
Feb 24, 2008
10,310
philville, KY
Our local CO caught trespassers for x-ing my property yesterday, when he found them they didn't have hunter orange on, the one guy was on a disability license had carried a tree stand over 1/4 mile up hill to the ridge top.
It amazes me what some guys will do to hunt behind my house.
I am also disabled, and I could carry a tree stand that far as well. :(
It might take me a little longer than it used to but by god I'll get er ther!!!
 

settermollieb

6 pointer
Feb 18, 2003
124
Warrenton,MO
they may not want to catch a poacher, but if you were out and took off your orange hat or something minor they would be right there and nail you to the wall
 

robinhood

6 pointer
Feb 5, 2003
169
Ballard
they may not want to catch a poacher, but if you were out and took off your orange hat or something minor they would be right there and nail you to the wall

Most poachers think that their infractions are minor as well. I know enough wardens to not believe that they dont like playing cat and mouse as much as the next guy but it is dang hard to catch poachers and tresspassers when there is only one person in each county to do it and that person has a limited time frame to do it in. If we want C.O.s to get more done then we need to demand more funding to be put into the C.O.s to get the job done.
 

Kcoyboy

Banned
Feb 28, 2008
390
Does anyone know what the starting salary for a co is? Im curious with all the cutbacks in the State. Im seriously considering buying some land for hunting in the near future and cant believe what im hearing on this forum! It sounds like you guys that live on your land have enough problems. I cant believe the lack of concern from both the fish and wildlife and local and state law enforcement agencies.
 

2speed

6 pointer
Apr 12, 2006
487
Southeast KY ..
A few years ago some guys were caught poaching deer here in SE ky and
they were caught with the deer. They went before the judge and nothing was done...
 

Hammer

12 pointer
Sep 2, 2002
3,724
Bowling Green, Ky.
I am also disabled, and I could carry a tree stand that far as well. :(
It might take me a little longer than it used to but by god I'll get er ther!!!

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man, that's a pretty big sore spot for me. I've given up bow hunting because of my back, but I still put in a full work week every week. I've known people who have had strokes and are paraplegics that still work and others that aren't able and have tried to get disability but were rejected. If you can carry a portable tree stand 1/4th of a mile up a hill to a ridge top there should be some work available. I wouldn't even attempt that for fear of getting hurt worse and not being able to work and provide.
 
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Split_Ear

6 pointer
Sep 18, 2006
339
So. Central Kentucky
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man, that's a pretty big sore spot for me. I've given up bow hunting because of my back, but I still put in a full work week every week. I've known people who have had strokes and are paraplegics that still work and others that aren't able and have tried to get disability but were rejected. If you can carry a portable tree stand 1/4th of a mile up a hill to a ridge top there should be some work available. I wouldn't even attempt that for fear of getting hurt worse and not being able to work and provide.

Exactly!!!
 

Highbow

Cyber-Hunter
Dec 16, 2001
4,091
Johnson County, Ky.
My thoughts exactly Hammer, if someone has a problem that is serious I can understand. My own wife is disabled after two major back surgeries and can't even do many things around our home.
I see many who hunt hard 7-24, get in harder spots to hunt than I can reach. It doesn't mean I'm against all of these cases just the ones I know that should be working for their check and free license.
 


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