- Apr 9, 2012
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IN Montana some years ago, I saw this sign on a ranch fence [big sign] No hunting! Violators will be 'PERSECUTED' Survivors will be 'PROSECUTED' Got my attention for sure.
Reminds me of that old hippie song, ‘Signs’. I couldn’t imagine strange people wandering around on my land without my specific consent, particularly during hunting season and ‘legally invited’, as they would be because of that sign. The legal liabilities to a landowner for posting a sign like that is mind boggling. That said, I do allow some folks to hunt my land, but certainly not the entire population.I'll get a picture this year of the sign, a mile into the woods, telling you are WELCOME to hunt on my land. Please respect it and leave nothing behind, or something to that effect.
Got my attention. Made me smile.
Well, Maine is very different than the rest of you. Most of it is privately owned but open to hunting. People have to eat. Its not a bunch of deer ranches leased like Texas. Its not a pile of keep off my land like "some states". We get along. We don't litigate. We don't litter. We go onto adjoining property unless its specifically posted. We don't tear it up with 4X4's. We enjoy going next door to put venison in our freezers, catch native trout, and respect our opportunity to do so. We return to help the guy who owns it put a roof on or split his wood because he had a stroke and can no longer do it himself.Reminds me of that old hippie song, ‘Signs’. I couldn’t imagine strange people wandering around on my land without my specific consent, particularly during hunting season...