MFL issues

11/13/15 @ 9:29 PM
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Scott2
Scott2
USER since 7/7/01
So, a friend and I have been trying very hard to contact a landowner in the MFL program. We have called him multiple times, left voicemails, even visited his house. I have gotten permission through looking at GIS maps and finding neighboring landowners and getting permission to cross private land into his MFL open land. We simply want to talk to this guy to see if we can hang stands or not and to avoid any conflicts with people that may already be hunting there. I guess what bothers me is that he is getting a tax break for leaving his land "open", when in all reality he is clearly avoiding anyone who attempts to gain access. I guess my issue is that selfish landowners are allowed to landlock their property in this program and there is no obligation to respond to anyone who inquires about the property. To add, the day we got permission from a bordering landowner, we bowhunted the property and some guy (not the landowner, as he was younger and the landowner is in his 70's) drove up on a 4 wheeler and when he saw my buddy he got on his phone and then proceeded to drive large circles around us until closing time. I'm not sure where that falls under hunter harassment laws on account of it being private land, but it still doesn't seem right.
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4/17/16 @ 9:36 AM
land man
land man
USER since 9/12/06
JJB- I have some listed that you can buy. One has some nice hardwoods in the back that you can enroll in MFL and productive fields in the front. The rent from the fields would pay the taxes (without mfl enrollment) and give you a 2% return on investment.

NE Marathon county- 80 acres for $237,000.

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11/26/15 @ 7:39 AM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01
Good for you Scott2

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11/26/15 @ 12:55 AM
Scott2
Scott2
USER since 7/7/01
Otter, you are correct, we however didn't run into any issues opening morning, although we only sat til 8;30 on account of me being incredibly sick. My wife and I didn't see anything, but my friend shot a 6 pointer. So it wasn't a total waste of time. I was happy to leave though aside of being sick, as all I could do was sit there and worry about what may happen with those guys the longer we were out there. I have tried to contact the forester, but thus far have gotten no response. His brother Edward isn't a bad guy regarding the Kaminski's, he's the one who let us cross his land and was the nicest guy you'd ever hope to meet, though even he seemed afraid to talk to his brother. If the forester won't do something, I'll find the proper channels and make sure this behavior is ended.

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11/25/15 @ 11:43 PM
Otter Box
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USER since 12/10/14
Scott2, Those Kaminski's are a bigger pain than the effort & reward you think you might get while hunting their "open" land. Such a pain dealing with all the atv's - they have trails everywhere on the land and if they see you vehicle parked - count on wood being cut or guns being sighted in. German Shepard's walking along when they drive the tractor thru the woods during the peak of the rut, it sucks bad. We hunted all their open land for five years and have not been bad for five years now, moved on to such better public land, just have to walk. Good luck with Kent Glazer, he didn't sound to ambitious from another guy I spoke to recently, but who knows.

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11/25/15 @ 11:31 PM
standard_lengthy
standard_lengthy
USER since 6/8/07
I had a good experience. Called the guy up in September, told him I wanted to hunt his property and asked if he or anyone else hunted it. He told me where they hunted and where another guy hunted and I went to a spot where they were not. Got an 8pter opening day and called him to thank him for enrolling his land in the program and of my success. He said I was welcome back any time. I must be the only guy on LL who isn't all pissed off this season Big Smile

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11/25/15 @ 10:32 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01
And,,, Landman, what do you think of this family that he speaks? ?

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11/19/15 @ 5:25 PM
land man
land man
USER since 9/12/06
Scott2-

Be certain to push it with the forester. I went to Rosholt High School and know of the family and land of which you speak.

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11/19/15 @ 4:11 PM
BugleTrout
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USER since 9/27/01
Fair enough. But I wouldn't consider it a waste of time since we established that we can access an additional 120 acres of good hunting land. We have hunted it a few times after opening weekend and taken a couple of deer off the parcel through the years. But I guess I made it seem like we only did it to screw with the landowner. Only partially.

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11/19/15 @ 3:14 PM
Pike River Outfitters
Pike River Outfitters
MEMBER since 5/3/08
Trout, I don't get offended by much. And certainly not your behavior. Just seems like a damn waste of time to me. But to each his own

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11/19/15 @ 1:50 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01
Agree with you loon,

We had the same deal as you many years ago. Everyone in the neighborhood had an agreement that no one had to contact a landowner to retrieve a wounded deer and we commonly did deer drives on each other's land during the week when we knew the owners weren't hunting it. We of course still cleared it with the landowner out of respect. Everyone cooperated and respected each other's land and hunt. Once many of the properties were either sold or left to the next generation, that all ended. A few of the old timers in our camp were close friends with the father of the jackwagon that I mention below. Too bad he's nothing like his father.

My family bought a 40 last year. It's not in any management program and I plan to keep it that way as long as the taxes stay reasonable. I don't care to have the public hunting or the DNR managing the property. I've been working with my own private forester for wildlife habitat improvement.

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