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Old 06-29-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I have signs on my desert property... "HIKERS AND HORSES WELCOME. ALL OTHERS WILL BE SHOT." The desert is fragile... there's still a visible wagon trail from the 19th century crossing my land from the SE to NW corners. As far as I'm concerned, there are NO good ATVers, dirtbikers and 4WD types when it comes to my part of the desert. They're all destructive.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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Haul some logs across the trails or dig a tank trap? Piano wire stretched across the trail at neck height (just kidding)?
That's not a funny joke. We had a teen decapitated in the woods about 1/2 mile from us because some yahoo thought that made perfect sense as a way to keep the kids off the ancient way.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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I live in small town in rural MD, yet people buy these things, mostly for their kids, and then get upset when the Sheriff Deputies stop them riding on the streets. Most of the farmers here won't allow them because of the liability issues.

I remember when I lived in PA and snowmobiles had the same issues.
There is no liability issues here. Maine has a Landowner Law that keeps landowners from being held accountable for people getting hurt by crossing your property.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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There is no liability issues here. Maine has a Landowner Law that keeps landowners from being held accountable for people getting hurt by crossing your property.
Brilliant! Just brilliant! If only we could get a national law passed to that effect!
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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The places I used to go as a youngster are closed off now because of people like this. The old 'one bad apple' thing ya know. More and more fences are going up.
The same is happening here. There used to be lots of trails for horseback riding that are now fenced off or posted. A lot is due to the mess made by ATV riders. Sad.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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There is no liability issues here. Maine has a Landowner Law that keeps landowners from being held accountable for people getting hurt by crossing your property.

I dunno about that BT.

In the examples given ( piano wire) I believe that would be a deliberate attempt to injure tresspassers and courts might look at that differently and award damages
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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Amazing that some of the same posters who advocate setting "booby traps" to injure or maim human tresspassers would be really upset if their dog got maimed or injured by a " boony trap" that someone else used to curb their dogs from trespassing on his property.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Amazing that some of the same posters who advocate setting "booby traps" to injure or maim human tresspassers would be really upset if their dog got maimed or injured by a " boony trap" that someone else used to curb their dogs from trespassing on his property.
Booby trapping your property is highly illegal, and will get you put up on 1st degree murder charges with the special circumstance of laying in wait. It is NOT a viable solution at all. Much as people trashing your place with an ATV angers you, it's not grounds for murder. Some clown put spike strips buried in the sand across a BLM access road here a few years back. He bought the property and didn't want anyone using the road anymore. The spikes crippled a good horse and the Sherriff BBQed the property owner. No signs, no fence..nothing. Just a spike trap. He needed to fry.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Lake Coeur D’Alene
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I dunno about that BT.

In the examples given ( piano wire) I believe that would be a deliberate attempt to injure tresspassers and courts might look at that differently and award damages
I was kidding about piano wire...or did you miss that? Tank traps and logs are not booby traps and they are used by the federal and state governments to keep traffic off trails or old logging roads.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Lake Coeur D’Alene
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That's not a funny joke. We had a teen decapitated in the woods about 1/2 mile from us because some yahoo thought that made perfect sense as a way to keep the kids off the ancient way.
Oh, lighten up.
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