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Old 08-19-2009, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Cali BassMan View Post
What do you other land owners think about horses on your property ?
If they stay off my crops I don't have a problem with them. Good manners dictate that you at least ask first as well.

The most egregious and arrogant trespasser I had was about 20 years ago. I used to have a 900+ acres that was roughly 2/3 wooded and 1/3 pasture with cattle. GREAT deer country and as such seemed to attract every novice with a gun. This year I had someone with a TRACTOR AND 8 ' BUSHHOG cut my fence and cut his way about 1/3 of a mile to a site where he build his own treestand. Where he couldn't get the bushhog through, he cut trees. He also had blazes on the trees about every 10 feet, I guess because he was too blind or stupid to follow the highway he'd just cut.
Found out later who'd done it, but of course, couldn't prove it. I believe it must have been accurate, because I put word out I was looking for him and after that, he'd just about break his neck getting out of sight the few times I saw him on the street...

If he'd wanted to hunt on my place and had asked, fine. If he had asked about building a treestand, fine (as long as I could use it, too!). I'd have never wanted the road cut.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:14 AM
Location: Birmingham
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Numerous cases of people buying these things and letting their 12 year olds drive them and then sue when they get hurt!

ATVs are very useful for people that have large expanses of land. Fence checking, hunting, hauling, general transportation, (on the land) etc all make ATV's practical.

Here in Alabama, we have designated state monitored trails for recreational use. These work well and actually bring in a lot of tourism dollars from surrounding states that do not offer this service.

Stupid is stupid and the process of natural selection will take care of many of these people who show disregard for the fact that it is an open air vehicle and can and will result in fatal accidents if not operated correctly.
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