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Re: So Who Owns That Land?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2010, 08:09:25 AM »
Just bring the clip on tie and nice shirt.  They won't mind that it's tucked into some camo pants.  First impression goes a long way.  If your sporting one tooth in the front, here's your sign.   They may give you someone else to ask another county away.  Technology is great.  I can bring the lap top out hunting and still get the needed work done.
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Re: So Who Owns That Land?
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2010, 11:53:52 PM »
sadly whitman county doesn't have this interactive map feature  :(
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Re: So Who Owns That Land?
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2010, 07:34:44 AM »
sadly whitman county doesn't have this interactive map feature  :(

Several counties lack high tech GIS data systems, and they are all a little different..but they will have to conform some day.  Whitman?County you have to Old School it..go to the county assessors office in Colfax on Main st with your legal descriptions and see if they can help.
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Re: So Who Owns That Land?
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2010, 07:52:45 AM »
To get permission you have to be polite, respectfull, and look normal.  Polite means courteous, no swearing, no smell of alcohol, barking dogs, etc.  Wear you clothes that look decent, but not hillbilly, no camo, no suit and tie. If they say no they most of the time mean it, and they talk to there neighbors. Not all of your conversation should be about hunting/fishing, what do you have in common,have they a vehiclelike yours to talk about, etc.

I find that a lot of concern is safety.  They have cattle, kids, dogs, etc.  I try to hunt week days, away from buildings, when the kids are in school. If they don't like highpowered rifles and you are a archer you have a advantage, muzzle loader helps but not as much.

If you do get  permission, find out when and where to park, if you can bring others, and any other limitations.  They don't want you waking them with noise early or late, don't want gates, roads or access blocked. If they say they don't  want does shot, don't, even if legal. You can find the opposite   that they want does taken, but not bucks or no big bucks.  They have family and friends or hunt them selves. RESPECT there wishes. I have found several farmers that do not want coyotes shot, they eat mice and gophers, others say shoot them all.If you find a land owner that hates turkeys, they may encourage you to shoot all you can, hens and tom's, be legal.

I have a large garden, I always when in season, drop off some squash, berries, corn, or some thing. A friend of mine gets the large tins of mixed nuts from Costco to leave after the hunt, or season.  I like the vegetables as it gives me a reason to stop in the next summer with a dozen ears of fresh corn, some blue or strawberries or something.  I have additional contact and it all helps.

You will still have surprises.  I have a neighbor 1/2 mile away who let me and my wife deer hunt on his place. We each took a deer.  I ask him the next year and he said "I think not".  A neighbor chewed him out for letting us hunt, because the neighbor thought it should be saved for his kids. It is a never ending process, I have lost 7 spots in the past about four years, due to, two land owner deaths, new houses being build etc. A friend hunted geese on a highschool  classmates for many years, he lost access when he didn't pick up the empty shell after one trip, since they were going to hunt the next day and he planned on picking up then. Leave the land as you found it or better.

I  ran into a woman I went to highschool with.  She is from a hunting family, she said she wishes they would close all hunting because of the misery it causes farm owners. Trespassing, shot cattle, fences broken down, bullets through barn roof, gates left open, roads blocked, woke from sleep etc. You have to over come all these problems which are real to the land owners.  Once these events happen, they are not forgotten.


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Re: So Who Owns That Land?
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2010, 05:28:57 PM »
Excellent post Hangfire !

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Re: So Who Owns That Land?
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2010, 05:43:18 PM »
To get permission you have to be polite, respectfull, and look normal.  Polite means courteous, no swearing, no smell of alcohol, barking dogs, etc.  Wear you clothes that look decent, but not hillbilly, no camo, no suit and tie. If they say no they most of the time mean it, and they talk to there neighbors. Not all of your conversation should be about hunting/fishing, what do you have in common,have they a vehiclelike yours to talk about, etc.

I find that a lot of concern is safety.  They have cattle, kids, dogs, etc.  I try to hunt week days, away from buildings, when the kids are in school. If they don't like highpowered rifles and you are a archer you have a advantage, muzzle loader helps but not as much.

If you do get  permission, find out when and where to park, if you can bring others, and any other limitations.  They don't want you waking them with noise early or late, don't want gates, roads or access blocked. If they say they don't  want does shot, don't, even if legal. You can find the opposite   that they want does taken, but not bucks or no big bucks.  They have family and friends or hunt them selves. RESPECT there wishes. I have found several farmers that do not want coyotes shot, they eat mice and gophers, others say shoot them all.If you find a land owner that hates turkeys, they may encourage you to shoot all you can, hens and tom's, be legal.

I have a large garden, I always when in season, drop off some squash, berries, corn, or some thing. A friend of mine gets the large tins of mixed nuts from Costco to leave after the hunt, or season.  I like the vegetables as it gives me a reason to stop in the next summer with a dozen ears of fresh corn, some blue or strawberries or something.  I have additional contact and it all helps.

You will still have surprises.  I have a neighbor 1/2 mile away who let me and my wife deer hunt on his place. We each took a deer.  I ask him the next year and he said "I think not".  A neighbor chewed him out for letting us hunt, because the neighbor thought it should be saved for his kids. It is a never ending process, I have lost 7 spots in the past about four years, due to, two land owner deaths, new houses being build etc. A friend hunted geese on a highschool  classmates for many years, he lost access when he didn't pick up the empty shell after one trip, since they were going to hunt the next day and he planned on picking up then. Leave the land as you found it or better.

I  ran into a woman I went to highschool with.  She is from a hunting family, she said she wishes they would close all hunting because of the misery it causes farm owners. Trespassing, shot cattle, fences broken down, bullets through barn roof, gates left open, roads blocked, woke from sleep etc. You have to over come all these problems which are real to the land owners.  Once these events happen, they are not forgotten.



Nice post..It all comes back to the golden rule..doesn't it.
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Re: So Who Owns That Land?
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2010, 12:42:14 PM »
the only people we have asked for permission let us hunt their fields. I still prefer public land though, I feel a little more 'free'.

 

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