Thanks, good info.Document, document, document! Keep pics, write down conversations and dates, send certified mail and keep copies for yourself (I know it seems weird, but you may have to document that they've been told that you don't want them trespassing), and post signs. I met a guy once who posted that his land was leased for $XXXX dollars per day of hunting. Once the poachers were caught taking a deer he took them to court separately with a suit for the lease rate as they had "hunted" his land and owed that amount.
This is extreme but it sounds like you are to that point. Good luck to ya!
Every locality is different. There's the law and then there's what the people administering law and justice might want to pursue. Here, we have a good relationship and personal friendship with some of the local enforcement folks...who are hunters also. There have been times when I asked Joe (Law) what he thought about the situation. More than once he took the picture and made a visit to the offender just to remind them of the consequences of their actions should they, in fact, be in the wrong. Sometimes it helps. Sometimes it doesn't. What it does do, though is establish a documented trail of actions that might be valuable should further steps be necessary.
I agree with what you're saying. I have called the sheriff twice already so there is documentation of that plus the guy shot down a power line last year and that should be documented with the electric company. I've done what I can to be neighborly and nice. I don't hunt the lines (he does). I give a 100 yard buffer before setting stands. Off season I keep my activity to mid morning vs early morning just to be respectful. I've offered up advice on hunting (he had never hunted before moving here), I've talked to him calmly yet firmly about his shooting targets which set on my property line with my blind (and my family) 96 yards down range.
I'm done now. I'm not looking to warn or scare them at this point. When I move forward with this issue now I will hold nothing back.
Do you have a name of these organizations ?I hope you are successful. I do think some organizations are working with states to better follow through with legit prosecution and penalties. Sounds like it could be a good case for one of them to use as a case example as a possible resource or extra card in your pocket.
Do you have a name of these organizations ?
I definitely have some details to sort through. I'm going to make some calls this week to see what it is that I need to have for a successful prosecution, I'll make the necessary changes and see what happens.I wouldn't rely on any of those organizations to give a rats butts about this guy trespassing on you,other options might be after sending a certified letter telling him he doesnt have the right to be on your property look at stringing even a single smooth wire fence.Make sure you know what the purple paint means also,in Kansas it means No hunting,fishing or trapping without written permission,this doesn't mean you can't stroll across the land without written.I would look at putting up written permission signs if your state follows that also.When will you find out about survey?