:) Here in Michigan we have a recreational tresspass law, which states that as long as I have a fence in good order or no tresspassing signs posted it is illegal to be on my property with out my permission period. :) I have both.
:( The point I was trying to make was the ethics of that hunter was rather poor since I had not been asked for permission to trespass. He is bow hunting, those deer that are hit even a great hit run about 70 yards. Now if he is 5 feet from my fence and shoots a deer and it comes on my property what do you think he is going to do :roll: ?
And no I can't stop him from hunting on that property. I can refuse permission to trespass after the fact.
No I won't bother his hunting, but I am not going to let him bother my activitys in my woods that are not directed at him either. I am going to continue cutting my fire wood as I do every year so it is aged enough for next winter. And no I am not going to allow him to just come on my property either. If he does for any reason I am going to prosecute him.
:) The right ethics are to ask property owners surrounding your hunting property for the right to trespass to recover game before the fact. That is what a proper sportsman does. :( A slob hunter does just like this guy. :( Turns young kids loose to hunt when the law says he has to have unaided visual contact with them. :( He didn't even bother to point out property lines to them. :( Hunts with out getting permission to tresspass to recover game, :( Hunts after hours, :( Uses more bait than the law allows and to much more to list.
I also know that the other night he had been on my land but my Visula was so far ahead of us she alerted him to my coming up the hill and he grabbed his portable blind and scooted over the fence. Why else would he have his portable wedged side was againest a tree instead of it being up right with him in it. I just can't prove it. I carry the camera all the time now though. I added so many more signs today it looks like crap with all them down that line fence, but he sure isn't going to be able to say he didn't see them.
Also In Michigan You don't wear a back tag any more. Sort of hard to have the law talk to some one if you don't know who they are. It was a slim guy wearing camo Don't know what color he was as he was wearing camo over his face too. Well as he was running for the fence I saw he was wearing black boots.
I hunt deer myself but I obey the laws, and have the permission of all my neighbours well before the season opens to recover game that crosses property lines as most of my neighbours have mine.