As hunting season gathers speed, so does the interest from property owners in the subject of trespass.
One area farmer has had to kick 10 separate groups of hunters from his property so far this year, one of whom had cut a fence and driven onto his property.
County Attorney Daryl Day said that he receives "more questions about this than you would ever expect."
The truth of the matter is that private property is private property. Without express permission, hunters, or anyone else for that matter, cannot enter private property for their own use.
Property owners are not required to post property or publish public warnings to
would-be trespassers. Similarly, property owners don't need to list every proscribed
activity. One local farmer who'd previously published that his property was private and listed hunting, fishing, and trapping as things people weren't allowed to do, wanted to add "four wheeling" to the list because with low creek levels he'd recently had an invasion of four-wheel riders who could enter his property without crossing a fence.