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Old 01-19-2021, 07:27 PM
 
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Was outside doing some lawn work when a truck drove up in my driveway. He introduced himself as a neighbor that lives across the street deep in a wooded area. I've been living at my house for two years and this is the first time I've seen him but I do see his house during the fall.

I have a lot of acreage on both sides of my house as well as behind it and he said that he sees deer cross the street into my yard and was wondering if I could give him permission to shoot them on my property. He said he would like to set up a spot way in the back of my house because that is where he sees a lot of them run towards. He said he would share the deer meat for every single one he shoots and wouldn't use a rifle, but a crossbow instead.

What do you think?
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Venison is delicious. Go for it.
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:44 PM
 
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Sounds good. Don’t go out in dim light in a leather jacket though.
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:47 PM
 
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I'd love to have a neighbor like that.
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:50 PM
 
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Sounds like you finally met a neighbor. Sounds like he likes hunting. Happy neighbor a good neighbor. Wild elk liver the most tasty I ever had. Never tried wild deer liver. Lucky you.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:00 PM
 
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Was outside doing some lawn work when a truck drove up in my driveway. He introduced himself as a neighbor that lives across the street deep in a wooded area. I've been living at my house for two years and this is the first time I've seen him but I do see his house during the fall.

I have a lot of acreage on both sides of my house as well as behind it and he said that he sees deer cross the street into my yard and was wondering if I could give him permission to shoot them on my property. He said he would like to set up a spot way in the back of my house because that is where he sees a lot of them run towards. He said he would share the deer meat for every single one he shoots and wouldn't use a rifle, but a crossbow instead.

What do you think?
I'd be fine with a cross bow. Wouldn't want him shooting back there.

Venison is great in the crockpot by the way.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:21 PM
 
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The concept is "precedent." In Alabama, a guest on the property that hunts must have written permission from the land owner. That is a wise law.

What you might do is offer - "OK, you may hunt during this season, but I need you to sign this agreement with me that holds me harmless for ANY injury you might have while on my property, as well as agreeing to shooting no closer to the house than (choose a number you are comfortable with - 500'?) and give notice the day before you plan to hunt."

With many GOBs, once you give an OK, it is open season and you will come to rue the day you gave access. "Dang! I know I just had a six pack, but that eight pointer just went over on Joe's land. I'm goinna git him tonight!"
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Pretty typical, isn't it? You've got some land...he's asking permission and even cutting you in on whatever he gets - win/win! But yeah, start wearing an orange vest anytime you're in your yard, as well as any family members.
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Old 01-19-2021, 08:41 PM
 
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I would not allow this. Too much liability and I wouldn't want strangers on my property.
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:09 PM
 
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I would probably decline. If you said okay and then later wanted to change the arrangement to stop the hunting, for whatever reason, you will always have a close by neighbor who will be mad about it forevermore. Next, he would want to bring his grand kids out to hunt it as well. If it was someone who was from 15 miles away, that would be better.
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