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Hunting Stand Location
Posted: 01 November 2013 01:17 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anyone know if there is a law out there about how close you can hang a stand next to a property line? We have a neighbor that has a stand about 20 feet maybe closer from our fence line. I thought I had heard some time about being 50 yards or something away from a property line but I am not sure if that was just hunting etiquette or a law? He also has his stand situated where he will actually be shooting on our property and not so much on his. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Posted: 01 November 2013 04:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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No law just common sense.  They can’t hunt or shoot onto your property without your permission and can’t retrieve a deer shot on your property or one they shoot on their property that runs onto yours unless they get your permission.  If your house is close by then they can only hunt 100 yds or more from your house unless you give them permission.

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Posted: 01 November 2013 07:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I heard they were trying to pass a law this year that said no hunting whithin 50 yards of property line but never heard if it passed or not

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Posted: 01 November 2013 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks for responding. This is the same guy who I think stole a camera because it took his picture trespassing. I have found the guys footprints in the snow. Just haven’t caught him yet.This type of person is what gives hunters bad names.

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Posted: 02 November 2013 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Outdoors, Id go get a no tresspassin sign and hang it directly in front of his treestand. He will know that your keeping an eye on things then. Id even go as far as too carry a ladder and hang it at eye level:)Id also call a cpo and let them know whats going on also….

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Posted: 02 November 2013 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Here is another couple of options:

1.  Go and talk to this guy and let him know that you would appreciate him setting a his stand a little farther back.  Start by asking him to set it back 100 yds. and then compromise at 50 yds.  Chances are he may get the message and work with you.

2.  Go buy another deerstand and place it on the nearest tree right next to his stand on your property.  Hopefully the non-verbal communication works if option #1 doesn’t.

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Posted: 02 November 2013 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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being next to each other it would benefit ya both to get along , I have a standing agreement with my neibours , that if they need to trail a wounded deer onto my property its ok and vise versa , I think 50 yrds from the fence line is plenty of room but the best thing to do is talk , maby work out a few rules , as to like how big a buck u guys shoot , your lookin to benfit both of your hunting !

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Posted: 02 November 2013 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I have no use for fence riders!  Time for some Zest soap chips or Axe body soap with some yellow caution tape and a couple no trespassing signs!

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Posted: 02 November 2013 08:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Andy, I was thinking, Call a barber and get a weeks worth of hair, Then sprinkle it around their stand…...Id bet they move the set within 3-4 days;)

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Posted: 02 November 2013 10:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Stands on property line been an issue since modern day hunting began. 50 yard rule sounds ridiculous.  How would you hunt a fencerow? We have tried dummy proofing everything we touch. Creating a law like that undermines private land ownership.  Next you’ll tell me I have consult my neighbor about installing cattle fence on my property because it may change the way deer pass through his property. Hunt your property, he’ll hunt his. If he shoots a deer and its runs on you tell him too bad. If he goes after it anyway, throw him in jail. He ll get tired of the crap or he ll stay and deal with consequences. Hey I got it, build a house there and he’ll have to stay 100 yards away but then neither of you will be shooting anything.

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Posted: 03 November 2013 10:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Wow, we are rich country with yet another petty issue. 
The issue here is somehow having a stand near a boundary is a crime or a violation of courtesy.

Short of trespassing, there is no crime.

Since its just courtesy, well you have to accept it.  You and your neighbor simply will not be exchanging favors.
If a deer ends up on the wrong side of the line, well the choice of it being not harvested is someone’s choice.
Some try to blame the person who shot it.  What a battle to fight over.  Not sure I would care to have a such neighbor.

Any wildlife on the two properties is OWNED by NEITHER.  Anything you do to attract or manage doesn’t matter one bit.  Its just your desire/priorities showing through. 

btw, this response is generalization to notion we can dictate our neighbors choices/actions/priorities.  You may not like them, but we have to accept them.

I live in an HOA where you have to get approval for building anything.  Imagine the HOA agreements we could come up with deer hunting in mind.

 

 

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Posted: 03 November 2013 05:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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It’s still a free country. Just as much as they have the right to place a stand on the other side of the property line facing your property, you have the right to set up a few zest soap-covered scarecrows on your side of the property facing their stand.  Before it gets that far, however, I would suggest talking to them first to see if you can reach some common ground. We’ve faced the same “problem” in the past and have worked things out before having to go to Costco for some soap.

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Posted: 04 November 2013 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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This has always been a touchy situation.  Passing a law that prohibits a landowner from hunting within 50 yards of his/her own property line is exactly what’s going wrong with this country though.  What’s a small landowner who owns a piece of timber that’s only 90 yards wide to do?  Buy it…hunt it…law changes…he’s screwed and now the owner of useless land with no value at all.  Common sense must dictate here with the understanding that every now and then there will be arguments. 

A few years ago I had a stand about 75-80 yards from my fence line.  The problem with that stand was that after shooting a deer, it would almost always try to make it over the fence.  To change that situation so that I wouldn’t have to bother my neighbor if a deer made it over the fence, I moved that stand very close to the property line.  I placed myself between the deer trail and the fence.  Now the deer run deeper into my MY timber after being shot.  Though moving my stand closer to the fence was in effort to not bother my neighbor, I don’t think he saw it that way.  My point is that there will always be some sort of misunderstanding…sometimes even after having a talk.  That’s life though.  I did shoot one deer (after moving the stand) that ran back towards me and made it over our shared fence.  I was denied access.  The deer was 25 yards over the fence in a thicket.  We had an agreement that we could retrieve deer from each other’s ground once a phone call was made.  I was still denied.  Had he shot a deer that ran onto me, I would not only give access, but I would help him find and drag it.  I would still do that today even after being denied.  Letting a deer rot is against everything that outdoorsmanship is about.  No law will prevent neighbor issues.

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Posted: 05 November 2013 06:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Virtual sniper   I always get a good chuckle out of your posts!  Almost like Mr Rogers neighborhood lmao!  Keep em comin!

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Posted: 05 November 2013 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I’ve always said if you give 2 guys their own county to hunt, they would have stands on the property line facing each other. In deer hunting as in life the grass always seems to be greener on the other side of the fence. Speaking as a landowner, I don’t want to be notified if someone needs to come onto my property to retrieve a deer, I’ll never know the difference anyway. I would like to be notified if a tracking job needs to be performed during hours I may be in the stand. As someone posted above, if a guy wont allow me retrieve a deer on his property makes no difference to me, I will still allow him to come onto my property to get his deer. Just because he has no ethics in no way changes mine.

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Posted: 05 November 2013 02:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Thanks everyone for their input. What I have done… Put up no trespassing signs on a tree close to their stands. I also put my phone number and the word deer on the sign so if they are looking for a deer there will be no excuses for them not to contact me first. Will I let them on. YES! I just want to know they are their first. Like another neighbor we help him look. No sense wasting an animal.
To settle some of the anger about placing stands that close to a property line let me also say… This same person/people trespass on our property for mushroom hunting, walk on our property looking for deer without notification, gut shot 2 deer that we are aware of and not looked for them or not looked very hard,  have stolen a game camera off of our property, and have verbally made comments about what we do on our property i.e dirt bike riding while they happened to be hunting (we didn’t know they were out there). We manage our land exclusively for wildlife and all they do is clear out a section around our fences so they can shoot on our property because that is where the deer are. So to those people who just think I am a little angry about the stand location consider some of the other factors. I know nothing is perfect and I am not saying I want a law to limit us to having to do something again. (I think we have plenty of those.) I was just curious about the rule and I guess just letting out frustration of hunter ethics and how some people seem to lack them.

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