Does this sound like a good approach? Too harsh? Too soft? What experiences have you all had?
New Hunting Property Question
I have another question for those of you who have posted your land. A friend of my dad's told me that I have to have my name written on all of the signs that I post. I didn't put it on any of the signs because 1) WI trespass laws do not require signage and 2) I don't want a bunch of people contacting me asking to get permission. I did do an internet search and found a website that lists, by state, signage requirements. It did state that in WI, you have to put your name and whether you are the owner or legal occupant but it wasn't any official Gov't or DNR website. Is it true that my name needs to be on the signs?
As far as posting goes, you don't have too. Knowing whether the land you hunt that you DON'T own is public or private is the responsibility of the hunter.
I used my GPS to find all 4 corner markers. The coordinates on the DNR website were pretty spot on. The one corner nearest the stand that's on the line is near a corner that is a corner of a section and marked with a steel post. There are trees on that property line that have large blue paint marks visible which I believe were from a cut on the neighboring property 5-10 years ago. Would those trees have been marked by a surveyor for the cut on the neighbor's land?
Then you will know exactly where to put the posted signs.
I left (for now) a really nice ladder stand near where our easement enters the property. The forester who walked the property with us once owned my 40. He thinks that the stand may belong to one of the property owners on the west side who did have permission under the former owners. I'm going to give him the opportunity to remove it but if it's there two weeks before the gun opener, it's coming down and the BugleTrout will have a nice new stand.
Thanks again all!