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Offline Bookworm007

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My Dilemma...
« on: August 30, 2017, 07:29:33 PM »
This is my first year hunting waterfowl and I have been looking for public ground to hunt in Clark County. I found a couple spots that look really good but unfortunately they are close to private property. I already plan on checking with the sheriff department to ask what they would do if someone calls in a complaint because someone is hunting these spots, but asking for your opinion? Do you just go find another spot or stand your ground and hunt? It is a little frustrating how everything in this county is either very crowed, you have to have a reservation to hunt, or you have to pay to hunt. I grew up in this county and I grow tired of having the cops called on me for exercising my legal right.
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Re: My Dilemma...
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 09:07:03 PM »
if its public hunt it,be careful not to shoot over the line but hunt it if you want.in other words theres nothing wrong with exercising your rights.  :tup:
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Re: My Dilemma...
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 09:41:50 PM »
If it's so close to the private property that any ducks you shoot are likely to fall on the wrong side of the line, then I probably wouldn't hunt it. But if that's not the case, then hunt it for sure. Maybe bring a GPS with you that shows the property lines so you can show that to anyone who says you can't be there.

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Re: My Dilemma...
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 10:43:20 PM »
 :yeah:
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Re: My Dilemma...
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 09:04:13 AM »
Just because it could be public doesn't mean you can hunt it either or could be land locked by private.  Also the sheriff won't give you a straight answer and say oh yeah go hunt it have a good time.  If they did and they were wrong your still in trouble. 

This day in age of hunting if it has lots of fowl most likely the public can't hunt it so do your homework trying to talk to land owners because ultimately they have the legal rights.

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Re: My Dilemma...
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 01:30:44 PM »
If your shot rains down on the adjacent property, house, vehicles, etc. you will have the police called on you.  Just use your head on where you decide to hunt.  I grew up down their and they have closed 95% of the places I used to be able to hunt.  Or groups have come in and leased up the spots that are huntable. 
« Last Edit: August 31, 2017, 03:15:51 PM by h2ofowlr »
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Re: My Dilemma...
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 06:59:49 PM »
If it's so close to the private property that any ducks you shoot are likely to fall on the wrong side of the line, then I probably wouldn't hunt it. But if that's not the case, then hunt it for sure. Maybe bring a GPS with you that shows the property lines so you can show that to anyone who says you can't be there.

I have passed on a few places for this reason. The spot I am looking at shouldn't have any issues with that. I would have my back to the only house that is nearby which should negate any risk of shooting onto their property, I am more worried about noise. If they call the cops and the cops ruin the hunt that is not much fun.

Just because it could be public doesn't mean you can hunt it either or could be land locked by private.  Also the sheriff won't give you a straight answer and say oh yeah go hunt it have a good time.  If they did and they were wrong your still in trouble. 

This day in age of hunting if it has lots of fowl most likely the public can't hunt it so do your homework trying to talk to land owners because ultimately they have the legal rights.

I have contacted Washington Fish and Wildlife and they were not aware of any restrictions on the property and I put some emails into the public agency that owns the property asking about restrictions, just waiting to hear back.
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Re: My Dilemma...
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 02:46:47 PM »
Have you checked out the WDFW website under "Hunting"?

I did a quick search for Clark County an found...

http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/county/Clark/

The website and the Regional Office could be a great help to you.
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Re: My Dilemma...
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 08:59:05 PM »
Have you checked out the WDFW website under "Hunting"?

I did a quick search for Clark County an found...

http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/county/Clark/

The website and the Regional Office could be a great help to you.

Hey thank you!!! That is a great link!!!  :tup:
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