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10/5/20 @ 1:58 PM
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Bowhunting Guy
User since 5/22/18

Had to vent a little...

Yesterday, while at my cabin in the middle of the woods,  I hear voices up on my driveway. I drove up to see what’s going on, and find a guy holding a beer with his young daughter. At this point he’s a couple hundred yards off the public road.

I politely asked him how he was doing, and informed him he was on private property. He then looked at me like I had three heads. Thinking he didn’t get the point, I told him he just walked past three “no trespassing” signs. 

His response? “I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal”. 

Taking into account he had his young daughter with him, I was very calm and factual. I told him he’s walking right through the middle of my hunting and shooting land, and what he’s doing is illegal. 

He continued to push and said “he’s just going for a walk with his daughter”. I politely told him he should set a better example for his daughter by not blatantly ignoring trespass laws. After that, he turned around and left.

People never cease to amaze me. 

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10/17/20 @ 9:02 PM
One shot one kill
MEMBER since 8/12/02

My first piece of land  , the land next door was rented out for deer season one year . I had an old guy walk across 120 yards of open land to tell me I was trespassing  . Best part was there was a drainage ditch as a boundary  , and he had to cross it .

10/17/20 @ 2:49 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
User since 9/27/01

Ran into a guy walking down the logging road shortly after we bought our hunting land. He acted all conversational like he was supposed to be there. I politely informed him that he was on private property and that he had walked past at least two no trespassing signs. He said, "oh Joe musta put them up". I asked who Joe was and he told me that he was the landowner. I told him that wasn't possible as I was the landowner. He said, "oh, Joe don't own this no more? He let me hunt here for years." I knew he was full of it because we bought the land via private sale and the previous landowner's name wasn't Joe. I told him that I didn't like trespassers or liars and told him to get the hell out of there and not to come back or I'd have him fined. Fortunately I haven't seen him since. 

10/16/20 @ 6:05 PM
northernexsposure
User since 3/15/08

No group of people is worse for trespassing than the guys who run dogs for bears.  The dogs get on a trail and where the bear goes so do the dogs.  A lot of time they go 3-5 miles crossing countless private parcels.  South of 64 it is not an issue but up north it is a daily routine when bear season is going.  I now just let them on because they will do it anyway, at least they now buy me a drink if I run into them at the saloon.

10/11/20 @ 2:10 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

I agree with beefing up the trespassing laws/fines and encourage  stricter enforcement by both police and wardens as they do out west and south... would be another source of revenue, probably help reduce the raiding of cottages and such... maybe even call to add to the number of wardens... plus a lot more other violations caught due to trespassing investigations...

10/8/20 @ 12:38 PM
Hunter&Hound
User since 7/24/01

Some of the same inconsiderate people hunting in the north woods, parking on logging roads so the next guy can't get through. They always have an excuse. 


This is a very easy problem to fix.  And, it's part of the reason I always have a chainsaw in the truck.

10/8/20 @ 10:53 AM
jitterbug1962
User since 12/14/14

Hopefully the spring hearings topic on wardens enforcing trespassing laws pushes for warden enforcement in the future. I agree with snake, you have to get a little aggressive so they will remember not to come back. Give them an inch and they take a mile. 

Some of the same inconsiderate people hunting in the north woods, parking on logging roads so the next guy can't get through. They always have an excuse.

Good luck,

10/7/20 @ 6:14 PM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

Hang em High or scare the hell out of em so they think you’re crazy. Once they think you’re crazy, they won’t come back on that land. 

10/7/20 @ 2:18 PM
madforlabs
User since 12/20/12

This unfortunate situation would change quickly if Wisconsin treated trespass violations with the same severity as many of our western states. Heavy fines/confiscation along with wardens being the primary enforcer of trespassing makes a huge difference. 

10/7/20 @ 12:31 PM
MarquetteCtyOutdoorsman
MarquetteCtyOutdoorsman
User since 10/13/05

Unfortunately the "locals" will quickly learn your patterns and treat your property as one of their own.  Even public land will be scoured for trail cameras and tree stands when you may not be there, even when legally put up.  It is the world we now live in.

10/7/20 @ 9:37 AM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
User since 6/12/10

It happens to us all the time.  We have a 50 acre parcel along the county road and the two neighbors to the north and west of us (we get along with them fine) have deeded access to go through our property. All of us have done great jobs grooming a nice main road to get through and to our respected properties. All of us have clearly posted no trespassing signs and we have had nonstop idiots trespassing since the beginning of time.  People literally drive their trucks from our land all the way to the far back of the neighbor's property.  It's a little over 1 1/4 miles to get across our 50 acres and the two neighbor's 160 acres.  It's just really frustraiting.  I caught one lady walking her dog down the middle of our property during bow season.  Same excuse as above "I thought it looked like a nice place for a walk".  Also had a guy drive his truck right up to my rifle stand asking for directions to some random person's property.

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