Kaye Harris wrote:I'm not worried about the bears and mountain lions, somewhat worried about the snakes (our land is too rough to traverse after being bitten, and too rough to carry an injured member to the road), and quite worried about these people I find myself surrounded by.
Kaye Harris wrote:We used mapping imagery to find the road route he is carving with his ATV to get access into our land,
George Hayduke wrote:
I fenced my property with a 4' tall field fence with a strand of barbwire on the top.
I have three dogs, one of which is a certifiable 140 lb. bad ass. (Google fila brasileiro and check out the videos on Youtube.)
I post No Trespassing signs.
I put a few game cameras around the property that text me a photo whenever they detect a moving object.
On some weekends I engage in noisy target practice with guns.
Kaye Harris wrote:We are steadily making contact with the neighbors. Around here, it's not like you can just drive up their driveways and knock on the front doors. I totally understand this and personally don't want to invade their space; instead, I like to flag them down as they coast by my place, staring curiously at what I'm doing. That seems to work. We've been able to help people out on some things and establish some connections in the process. What is hard is when you want to establish good connections with a person who avoids people like Bigfoot. Apparently it isn't legal to use a drone to deliver a gift to a neighbor's front porch. Thank you all for the help.
George Hayduke wrote:...I have three dogs, one of which is a certifiable 140 lb. bad ass. (Google fila brasileiro and check out the videos on Youtube.)....
glen summers wrote:
I like to accommodate my neighbors need to hunt and just wander and enjoy the outdoors. I try to coordinate hunting so we all get a chance to hunt and hopefully kill some deer. Deer are a horrendous problem here and I need all the help I can get. My general policy is that anybody is welcome to walk through my property. I just don’t want them to take anything or leave anything. Most of them feel the same way.
Kaye Harris wrote: Here's the thing. I know the locals and I are different kinds of crazy, and that's fine. I want to get along with everyone, but I need to establish my turf so no one gets hurt. Trespassing, stealing, poisoning my soil, and endangering the lives of my family and livestock are all things that are absolutely not acceptable. Have any of you experienced anything like this? Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
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