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Tresspassing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mtholton, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. 4wanderingeyes

    4wanderingeyes 5 year old buck +

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    Washburn co WI
    As I get older my internal compass seems to break more and more. When I was in my twenties, you could drop me off in the middle of a strange woods, spin me around, and I could find my way back out. Now, in my mid forties, I get lost in my back yard.


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  2. mtholton

    mtholton Yearling... With promise

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    Hey all, update on the situation. I called the non emergency line for Dunn County Sheriff. They took down the info and followed right back up with me. I assured them this wasn't a emergency etc, but they took it seriously and understood the need to get to the bottom of it. The deputy patrolled the area to show his presence then and went to talk to the gentleman. He lived about a mile away and had previous permission to trap apparently and "forgot" to check in this year... He's 79 and a local apologized and I don't think he'll be back out there after the sheriff made him a visit. The Dunn County deputies were great and very helpful. I asked them to have the guy call me and he did and I think we're set going forward and clear on expectations.
     
  3. bueller

    bueller Moderator

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    Juneau County, WI
    This is where being a habitat junkie really shines. There are road signs all over the woods that most don't recognize. Even on large public tracts certain "landmarks" stand out and I immediately know where I am at once I find one. Can be as simple as an uncommon tree/shrub species, a rock, storm damaged tree, etc...
     
  4. Nova

    Nova A good 3 year old buck

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    Good to hear you had a happy ending and maybe even a new friend in the area.
     
  5. chucker66

    chucker66 Yearling... With promise

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    That's great to hear.

    Chuck

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  6. Boll Weevil

    Boll Weevil A good 3 year old buck

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    Very good news and of the few trespass issues I've had, this has been the outcome. Why some landowners are so reluctant to engage law enforcement with trespass issues I'll never know. Handled in this manner, most people just aren't looking for future visits by the sheriff + the risk of fines or jail time.

    Glad things worked out well for you.
     
  7. j-bird

    j-bird 5 year old buck +

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    Glad things are resolved. Honest folks tend to be easier to reason with.....others not so much.
     
  8. trampledbyturtles

    trampledbyturtles Yearling... With promise

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    Glad you got a resolution,

    only one thing is still sticking in my craw, the trapping excuse,

    Its Oct 12, fur will not be prime for at least 3-4 weeks yet.
    If he has been trapping it for any number of years, as he claims, he should know exactly where he will be laying steel.
    Don't see any reason to be out walking the trap line 3-4 weeks ahead of time, unless scouting for new areas.
     
  9. H20fwler

    H20fwler 5 year old buck +

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    A good byproduct of this is that the word will get around the area now that you are not going to put up with trespassing and are prepared to go Comanche if need be. I would still get it posted up good soon.
     
  10. bwoods11

    bwoods11 5 year old buck +

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    I had similar situation in IA, except the guy was hunting. We had a picture of him (good one) and the neighbor recognized him. The game warden went to his place and showed him the color picture and said---this is a warning--caught again, you will be tagged with trespassing. I am sure he got the hint, cameras are a property owners best friend.
     
  11. alldaysit

    alldaysit A good 3 year old buck

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    I wish I could find someone willing to trap for coyotes....


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  12. 4wanderingeyes

    4wanderingeyes 5 year old buck +

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    And those bigger coyotes!


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  13. swat1018

    swat1018 A good 3 year old buck

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    Fur prime or not, I have traps going in the ground Sunday. I don't care if they're worth a dime, I kill coyotes when I can. I don't do it for the fur, but to save fawns, so I don't care.
     
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  14. buckdeer1

    buckdeer1 A good 3 year old buck

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    Maybe he was scouting but if you don't trap he may help you out.I hit the yotes late winter when they are hungry right before fawning.Kill them now and new ones will move in.Glad it worked out.
     
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  15. trampledbyturtles

    trampledbyturtles Yearling... With promise

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    I get ya bud, that's why I do all my trapping in the spring, right before they drop their litters. Easier to trap a pair in the early spring then 8 in fall. Cause once you pinch a couple of young of the year, good luck catching the adults.

    Plus like BD stated, Kill em now your neighbors yotes young of the year will just move in during the spring. Getting them in the spring when the fawns are hitting the ground, and the home range of the yote is considerable smaller is IMO the better way to go about it.

    But, get em all whenever you can.
    I love trapping, when not trapping hard in the spring, I just choose to let em go till late Nov Dec then kill em an put decent money back in my pocket at the same time. Only hobby I can say that truly pays.

    Plus, you could not pay me to trap right now on my ground, getting way to close to prime time.
     
  16. JFK52

    JFK52 A good 3 year old buck

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    "alldaysit", there is a list of trappers on the DNR web site that will come out to your land and trap. It is listed by counties and also by the specific critters the trappers target. I found a trapper in Stevens Point who came out and looked over my land in Portage county for coyotes in early winter. Unfortunately for me, he fell and hurt himself so that he was unable to come out and actually trap yotes.
    So I would encourage you to find that list and contact a person who traps coyotes in your county, if there is such a person on the list.
     
  17. yellowdog00

    yellowdog00 Buck Fawn

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    Central Illinois
    No excuse for trespassing, but I hope I’m still trapping when I am 79!
     

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