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.
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.
From what I understand, corner hoping is trespassing.
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.
Also, does anyone know if corner hopping is illegal in Wisconsin?
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.
NE Marathon county- 80 acres for $237,000.