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Old 11-23-2010, 09:16 AM
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i hunt public property that borders private property. today i go out and shoot a nice 8 pointer that very well may be my biggest buck yet. start blood trailing it and sure enough it crosses onto this guys private land. so i back out and go to his door to get permission to recover my deer. this is what this ******* says to me. you hunt public land you stay on public land people ask me this all the time and the answer is no then shuts the door in my face. so i have a nice buck just laying dead out their and cant do a thing about it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:32 AM
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Call WMA and see what they say about it. They tell you to get permission. After that, I would go get my deer.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:33 AM
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Yep
Call the authorities, not guaranteed but maybe a CO can talk some sense into him.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:41 AM
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As a landowner with land that borders stateland, have mixed feelings on this.
Understand your frustration on not recovering a deer, hate to see go to waste.
At the same time there are things you could have done to avoid this.
Don't hunt edges of stateland where have good chance of chasing deer onto privateland.
Can also ask permission of bordering land owners to recover possible game before hand.
Heck if your nice about it may even give you permission to hunt their land.
Don't knock on landowners door dressed in camo after the fact.
If you knocked on my door month before the season chances are good that I will give permission.
Knock on my door after the fact. My response will depend on my mood of the day.
Landowner may have probs with others and will not listen to your plea.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:52 AM
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What is calling the authorities going to do? The guy has a right to say yes or say no, and he chose to say no.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Rory/MO View Post
What is calling the authorities going to do? The guy has a right to say yes or say no, and he chose to say no.

Don't some states have laws saying that you can pursue wounded game onto adjacent properties?
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:56 AM
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As a Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor, I listen to the local Warden cover this subject a couple times a year during our classes. Generally, in Wisconsin if this issue occurs, the warden can go on the property and obtain the deer, however, in almost all cases, he then confiscates the animal and then it is donated to the local food pantry...neither party gets what they want....the hunter wants the deer, the land owner doesn't want anyone coming on his land. The wardens all state they hate to be caught in this situation, but, have found, in our area anyway, this is the best way to approach it and deal with it...at least the deer doesn't become wolf/coyote food then. We try to preach to the kids to get permission from land owners far in advance, and, be willing to offer a tresspass fee, even if it is only to get your deer and get out.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by cal516 View Post
Call WMA and see what they say about it. They tell you to get permission. After that, I would go get my deer.
I Agree with that!
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ipscshooter View Post
Don't some states have laws saying that you can pursue wounded game onto adjacent properties?
I don't know about other states, but in Missouri, the regulations state clearly that you can't trespass just to retrieve a deer, or any other animal you've shot.

I do some of my hunting on conservation land and it would suck to watch a buck run onto private land and not be able to retrieve it, but landowners have rights and have paid several thousand dollars for their land, not to mention the on going taxes.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ipscshooter View Post
Don't some states have laws saying that you can pursue wounded game onto adjacent properties?
Yes there are some states, but if that was the case he wouldn't have had to go ask permission in the first place. I believe more states than not you have to get permission.
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