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Old 05-24-2012, 07:36 PM
Location: SW Kansas
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No Trespassing means NO TRESPASSING. My land is my land, bought and paid for with my money. I am under no obligation to share it with anyone. There are public lands, my privately owned land is not public. We wouldn't have to put No Tresspassing signs on our land if people would respect a fence. In fact, we shouldn't even need a fence. If you know you do not own the land, stay off of it. But because people have no respect for other people's property we have to fence it AND post no trespassimg signs. Not that THAT protects us, because if you choose to ignore the No Trespassing signs and manage to get yourself injured while on my POSTED No Trespassing lamd, I'll be held liable. It's a crock. Stay off land you do not own unless it's posted public property. Period.

Old 05-24-2012, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tvdxer View Post
A question for you...do you post it simply because you do not want activities that could alter the land (parties, motorized recreation, etc.), or do you post it because you want the land ALL TO YOURSELF and do not want ANYBODY on the land?

Would you be okay with the occasional (say, once every three days) passerby one of the trails that traditionally existed on your land, and does not come in view of any house?

The sign "NO TRESPASSING" should be clear. The motivation behind why the landowner posted doesn't matter. Trespass and you are breaking the law. You may be risking your life aside from any criminal charges the landowner may choose to pursue.

I suggest if the OP wants to wander land which belongs to others he/she go explore the various City, State and and National Parks.
Old 05-24-2012, 09:15 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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Originally Posted by phonelady61 View Post
You know I had someone peering in my window one time , you know what met him ? a big dog (irish wolfhound ) and a 5'7 woman with a winchester riffle in her hand . He jumped back and called me crazy he was a homeless person and Im sure he was looking for something to steal . I have always liked having big dogs for that very reason deters people real quick . Yep look in my window you are in for a rude awakening ...
Old 05-24-2012, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Colorado^ View Post
IMHO it's a little tasteless to move from your homeland to another country and expect said county to embrace your world view. If you don't like it here then you can move back. Besides it's not like America doesn't have public lands.

You could always ask permission from the land owner - maybe offer up a free helping hand once in a while?
Chill out, I do not trespass, never have, never will (did you even read my whole post?). I was just trying to show that people have different upbringings and opinions. I don't have to agree with EVERY law but can still obey it, right?

Old 05-24-2012, 11:12 PM
Location: SWUS
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Family owns land here in NM and land in TX. We don't want the liability, or the invasion of privacy.

The "No Trespassing" signs are there because I don't WANT other people there. If you're tracking wounded game, call and ask permission. You never know when I'm using the land as a firing range. Otherwise, NO hunting, NO trespassing, NO LE w/o warrant or invitation. Respect my privacy. Respect my land.

People around here know better than to trespass on others' property. Their kids know that there is a serious risk of someone getting REAL agitated.
Old 05-25-2012, 04:34 AM
Location: Canada
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Well, I have to go with the majority of the posters here - my land is posted because it's my land, bought and paid for, and I don't need a reason. Nevertheless, there are reasons accompanying that - my husband had a bullet whiz past his ear one year and it thudded into the side of the house. And one year one of my dogs was shot in the leg on our own land because someone mistook her (due to her colouring and she was a puppy) for a fox. Foxes or puppies, if they are on my land, people need my permission.

One side of our land borders a town and the problem is that a lot of town people seem to think it is okay if they drive their 4-wheelers or snowmobiles across it, without realizing that they are killing the crop.

And a lot of town kids seem to think hunting consists of firing off their rifles at anything that moves. I happen to like the wildlife that comes around here (aside from my cat-killing coyote/wolf).

That being said, if someone wants to cross our land in a way that won't hurt the crop, or even snowmobile in the winter when there's a good snow cover and not a crop of alfalfa underneath it, I won't say no. I simply like to know who is on the property.

We've had some strange requests over the years from town people who didn't want to spend money buying their own land - one guy wanted to build a garage on our land - his garage, for his car, but of course without buying the land, and one guy wanted to build a greenhouse on our land the same way, although he said that he'd share part of the profits with us if it made money.

And one person had the nerve to get angry because he was on our land without permission and approached one of our dogs who was there hunting mice, and the dog snapped at him.
Old 05-25-2012, 06:47 AM
Location: Nebraska
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Too many people think that, just because they don't see anyone using the land the way they would, that it is free access. One friend and employer worked hard all of her life to own 20 acres with a hidden pond in the woods. She paid for fingerlings to go into the pond. Two years later, when the fish were of a good size, someone brought their beat-up boat through the woods and fished her pond down to almost no fish, leaving the crappy boat pulled up on shore! She raised horses and goats, cattle and game birds, and too many times people would come onto her property - even though it was posted! - and "accidentally" kill or injure the animals she was raising for profit.

All land is owned; either by individuals, corporations, or the government. Stay on either your own property, or the government land that is posted for access, and stay off of land that isn't. I own 60 acres that borders a small town, and no one - no one! - goes on my land without asking for permission first, for any reason. Of course, the bull and the horse are very territorial, as is the herd dog - go on our property without permission and horns, hooves, and teeth may suddenly become a concern for you.
Old 05-25-2012, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by RyanR View Post
I don't know the layout of her land but fencing like that is dangerous for both man and beast. A nice young fawn running behind its mom gets clipped in the neck by a fence that can't be seen?
Ele. fence is so easy for humans to get through it's not even worth the effort.
An electric fence would be the best kind.

After a mild vibration.....the fawn would just break the wire and move on.
Old 05-25-2012, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ognend View Post
My mother was where I was, grew up in socialism/communism. Yes, we had private property and yes, we respected it. However, almost all of nature was public for everyone to enjoy. I understand legally the concept of someone owning 5,000 acres with rivers and hills, however on a deeper level I find it incredibly flawed. Just like the Native Indians did when Europeans showed up.

Buy your own land......stay off mine.
Old 05-25-2012, 07:06 AM
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I paid for my land and I pay for my taxes.....so:

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