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Old 12-16-2023, 12:29 PM
 
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When we lived on a farm, we actually had some idiots erect a deer stand on our "posted" property. They were arrested, fined and made to take it down. They shot at one deer that was between the stand and our house. The round hit an outbuilding in our back yard. It was close to my kids' swingset.
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Old 12-25-2023, 07:16 PM
 
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When I was attending the University of Alabama in the late Sixties I belonged to a very large Deer Hunting Camp over near the Mississippi border. One weekend Department of Conservation representatives came to our clubhouse and asked us to help them out with game management on a downstate conservation effort. They had what they called “dog deer” (very small full grown deer) that were overrunning the browse capacity on the conservation area they managed. They indicated we could help them by hunting the stunted deer by any method we chose (to include baiting) to reduce the deer population and re-establish the browse capacity in that management area. It was a long running project and I did not participate, but I can only assume that eventually it was successful. We have bountiful numbers of deer in Alabama to this day and I believe that hunting over bait has been allowed in this state wherever necessary to manage habitat and deer numbers.



This is very interesting. I'm 60 and have hunted in MS for all my life, but never heard of "dog deer." I have seen a few pics of them on FB, but haven't dived deep in the subject.
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Old 12-25-2023, 10:01 PM
 
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If the stands are on their land there isn't much to say. There are a million properties in the US that bump up against prime deer hunting grain fields, hell you put a corn chucker out. Of course they're going to hunt that boarder.

That then begs the question of deer recovery, if the deer is shot on their land but runs onto yours.

That is not straight forward as it seems. You could say and probably want to say, no. If the deer runs onto your land you will not permit recovery. Believe me a lot of landowners have.

Well that turns into a problem that keeps on given. What would have ended up in a hunter shooting one deer turns into multiple. Each deer that runs onto your land just dies wasted and the hunter keeps hunting.
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Old 12-26-2023, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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This is very interesting. I'm 60 and have hunted in MS for all my life, but never heard of "dog deer." I have seen a few pics of them on FB, but haven't dived deep in the subject.
It's a reference to their size. When I've never heard the term as such but have heard them compared to dogs regarding their size. When I first moved south I went hunting with a guy that said "Did you see that deer walk through?" Yes, yes I did. "Why didn't you shoot it?" Because it was the size of a Labrador I replied. "Heck, that's as big as they get around here."

Later I had a much bigger sample size for reference. A mature doe routinely was 75-85 lbs. Roughly the weight of a Lab.
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Old 01-01-2024, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I've got a family who (as of this year) has sole hunting rights on my 66 acres, surrounded by 3 other hunting properties. In exchange they are mowing and clearing, using their equipment. They have a feeder station with cameras. They're continuously investing time and effort improving my property and I love it.

All 3 of the other properties have deer stands on the very edge of my property, facing my property. 2 of these were just set up since the feeder went in.

I've talked to those two hunters and they assure me the stands are not on my property. But.... aren't they still hunting on my property?

I'm not going to make waves. I'm just looking for feedback.

I'm in WV and none of this is residential.
Move the feeder to a more interior portion of your land and set up cameras that can capture activity facing the offending treestands.

I have a game camera set up near a game trail that goes through my property. I had some youngsters I suspected were using my natural ground blind, so I set the camera in a manner that would flip to video if triggered. It will stay on for a prescribed time unless motion stopped.

It did confirm they were not trespassing.
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Old 01-22-2024, 09:26 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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If their stand is right on the property line then go put up an obstacle blocking their view. Fence with a tarp, your own stand, wall. Possibilities are endless. No arguing, no bickering, just be smarter than they are.
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Old 01-29-2024, 09:10 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Put each hunter on trail cam, deer shot on your property file complaint with game warden.

Or simply post a sign on your land that 'you are on camera', you really don;t need the camera as long as they believe you have the camera, just the warning sign should be enough.

most states allow recovery of an animal on private property IF the hunter alerts the property owner.

You can always set up a stand opposing their stand and face on their property.

Usually neighbors will agree to what each will allow with regard to trespass.

Hang wind chimes on your property near their stands.

Some states also have laws against harassing hunters. NJ for example. believe it or not.

States that allow baiting make hunters more territorial and agitated about intrusion. Mine! Mine!
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Old 06-06-2024, 08:47 PM
 
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In some states setting up a feeder with the intent to attract deer so you can shoot them is ILLEGAL!! If you have a feeder you can not hunt on that property, even if it is yours. In other states you can have a feeder and hunt on the same land but not right at the feeder. So first thing, check the law in your state. You need to mark your property as a "No Trespassing" property. Signs are the best but in some states you just have to paint the top of your fence posts purple to designate the area as a no trespassing area. That legally tells those other hunters to stay off your property and you have the law to back you up. Game cameras are good as long as the hunters do not see them. They might disappear. Having a game warden come out and look at the situation might be a good idea, he might know of some obscure law from the 1800s that can be used to make those hunters turn their stands around.
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Old 06-10-2024, 09:46 PM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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In some states setting up a feeder with the intent to attract deer so you can shoot them is ILLEGAL!! If you have a feeder you can not hunt on that property, even if it is yours. In other states you can have a feeder and hunt on the same land but not right at the feeder. So first thing, check the law in your state. You need to mark your property as a "No Trespassing" property. Signs are the best but in some states you just have to paint the top of your fence posts purple to designate the area as a no trespassing area. That legally tells those other hunters to stay off your property and you have the law to back you up. Game cameras are good as long as the hunters do not see them. They might disappear. Having a game warden come out and look at the situation might be a good idea, he might know of some obscure law from the 1800s that can be used to make those hunters turn their stands around.
95% of the deer taken in Texas are from stands overlooking mechanical feeders. Untold number of tons of corn and pelletized protein fed through feeders here.

Many say that is not sporting. WTH? Maybe the shooter is not shooting for sport but for meat. I've hunted deer all ways from spot and stalk, to hunting game trails and natural feeding hotspots to now I have a nice big box stand with a stair going up to it, comfy office chair, sliding glass windows, and a propane heater. Play on my phone, comfortably, sometimes dozing off, and still get my 2-3 deer per season. Eat venison all year (had some this evening). Not about sport here ... This is not a sporting game where there is such a thing as being fair to me. I'm a shooter gatherer.

On the original subject, there's a lot of good suggestions to interfere with others from shooting onto your land.
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Old 06-11-2024, 07:14 AM
 
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In some states setting up a feeder with the intent to attract deer so you can shoot them is ILLEGAL!! If you have a feeder you can not hunt on that property, even if it is yours.
In which states does having a feeder make it illegal to hunt the property?
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