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Big Al1 said:
I had one guy try and kick me off my own land, up in Wisconsin!! Sheriff took care of the problem for me!! Had a framer friend who had a FIB who constantly trespassed and was arrogant enough to park right in front of the posted sign!! After several warnings he corrected the problem by unloading the contents of his manure spreader on the offenders pickup!!FIB- F'n Illinois B-****
I got myself and four others 'kicked off' of the best deer lease I have ever had, for 'hemming up' a poacher...who turned out to be the caretaker's teen-aged son. He was dumping mags from an M-1 Carbine into bunches of deer, from one of my friend's elevated blind. I had him staked out, so that he couldn't leave, until his father rescued him, making lame excuses and accusing me of leaving a gate open and littering. Appeals to the actual landowner, by mail, email and unanswered phone messages, landed on deaf ears. Conversations with the local game warden were met with bureaucratic excuses, and only resulted in our own vehicles being checked, daily, at the entrance gate. We didn't give in, and managed to hunt the place for the rest of the season, following the rules precisely (we always did, anyway). We had voluntarily made improvements on every situation we were involved with (fixing fences, gates, cleaning up, and marking new trails in the more remote areas), but were not allowed to renew for the next year, because we could not deal directly with the landowner. The friend who got us on the lease was kicked, too, after spending years improving the lease, because he staunchly vouched for my integrity. Very disappointing, especially to my young grandsons, who are nearly grown-ups, now, and still wonder at why we were kicked. Had I turned a blind eye, we likely would still be hunting there, but my grandsons would have learned a very bad lesson from it.
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