No Trespassing Signs on Public Lands!!!!!!!

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  1. Blacktail Slayer

    Blacktail Slayer Weekend Warrior

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    There is federal law regarding this situation and the landowner could be sentenced to up to one year in jail and $1,000 fine. Under the Unlawful Inclosures Act 43 USC section 1061-66, If the citizen blocked from trying to use the public lands feels compelled, they can file a citizen affidavit with the US Attorney’s Office in the proper district, and the United States is required by law to file a civil suit against the landowner or the party creating the unlawful enclosure. It is nice to seek agreement and help from relevant law enforcement as the article indicates but they may not always be willing or fast to act – the UIA, a Congressional Act, is another option. There is also federal regulation addressing signs specifically, 43 CFR 4140.1 (b)(7) (7), Interfering with lawful uses or users including obstructing free transit through or over public lands by force, threat, intimidation, signs, barrier or locked gates – punishable by a $500 fine. In some cases there are also state laws such as hunter harassment but they are rarely used or enforced.

    43 USC Ch. 25: UNLAWFUL INCLOSURES OR OCCUPANCY; OBSTRUCTING SETTLEMENT OR TRANSIT
     
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    Unfortunately some states do not have equivalent laws pertaining to state land
     
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    I had someone put up no trespassing signs on my land!!!!!!!!!

    I ran into the guy one evening before turkey season and he had the guts to try and kick me off my own land!!!!!

    Fortunately he left after our "discussion" and didn't come back but that was just crazy.
     
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    Call a Co. That happen in one of this public area that my family's hunted. It was vehicle parking to access to public land but they placed no tresspassing signs. My uncle's look on the map. That trail is public land. So they told the Co that these landowners were placing posted signs on state land. So the Co took care of it and theres no more of that posted sign on that public trail
     
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    I believe I would be less than cordial with an individual attempting to post my property, much less being on my property.
     
  6. bowhtr1

    bowhtr1 Weekend Warrior

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    He would have gotten a lesson on land ownership in jail. But that's just me.

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    Or maybe an *** full of buckshot - he was on my land, not wearing blaze orange I thought he was a deer! Let me find someone posting on my land, see what happens, it won't be pretty that is for damn sure.
     
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    bowhtr1 Weekend Warrior

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    Then you will be in jail and he will put a few more posted signs up while you are gone.

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