MFL issues

11/13/15 @ 8:29 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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10/27/17 @ 3:27 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

I agree to talk to the dnr about finding the access point.  You don't have to ask permission to go on MFL Open.  Just go in there once you find the proper access.  This guy is paying virtually no taxes so allowing people to hunt isn't his choice.  If he didn't want anybody to hunt his "private" land he should pay up like the rest of us.

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10/26/17 @ 8:27 PM
no-luck
no-luck
USER since 12/14/12

From what I understand, corner hoping is trespassing.

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10/26/17 @ 7:22 PM
Treeshark
Treeshark
USER since 4/5/09

Go on the DNR MFL/FCL website- click on the property you are interested in and a map should pop up, along with the email of the DNR agent in charge of the area. Shoot them an email asking about access points- they e always responded promptly to me with whatever info I was seeking.

And don't bother asking for permission on these spots or inform anyone you plan to hunt, you will just catch grief. Just go hunt, if they have a problem call the DNR or the police.

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10/26/17 @ 7:04 PM
Fishsqueezer
Fishsqueezer
USER since 5/19/06

Also, does anyone know if corner hopping is illegal in Wisconsin?

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10/26/17 @ 6:38 PM
Fishsqueezer
Fishsqueezer
USER since 5/19/06

Had a nice little chat with a FCL land owner today. Out of courtesy I decided to stop by and let him know that I intended to check out a forty of his enrolled in the program and ask how to access additional 300 acres of landlocked parcels, which he is required by the law to do. I came equipped with the FCL enrollment map, a parcel map from the county GIS, and an official survey map I found on the county website; all three of which clearly showed a town road bordering the NW corner for about 75 feet. I was told those maps are wrong and the road does not touch the property in question. When asked about accessing his remaining 300 landlocked acres, I was told it was all private land and I can't go in there. It's where his family hunts. I also came equipped with the FAQ sheet from the dnr site and a copy of the NR administrative code explicitly spelling out the requirement that he is to provide access when there is no public road or public land bordering the property. I was told that doesn't matter it is surrounded by private land and there's no way in there. Thank you for your time and away I went. I'm probably going to report this one but I'd hate to invite the conflict should I ever just go in there from the road. It's just appalling the lengths that people go to avoid letting people on there, going so far as to lying right to your face.   They have to know the law and what's required of them right? Must just hope no one out there does there homework. 

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4/17/16 @ 8:36 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 @ 6:39 AM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01
Good for you Scott2

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11/25/15 @ 11:55 PM
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 @ 10:43 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 @ 10:31 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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