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Offline Go Blue

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Corn field question
« on: December 01, 2020, 06:26:09 PM »
My buddy just contacted me that he has about 300 geese in his field. The field was a corn field which he rolled or rototilled the corn under on Nov 1. He left this little portion of corn standing. We would stand in the standing corn and shoot them as they came in. The field size is about 100 acres. My question is this legal to hunt?

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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 06:29:12 PM »
PM me the location, I will go check it out for you and let you know...

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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 06:50:09 PM »
As long as its standard agriculture practice its legal. I'm assuming the corn was combined, and the field was tilled after. Shoot away
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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 06:52:30 PM »
If the corn wasnít harvested, and he just tilled it up, I donít believe that is legal. Some guys got busted out Nisqually years ago for a similar situation.
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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2020, 06:53:28 PM »
As long as its standard agriculture practice its legal. I'm assuming the corn was combined, and the field was tilled after. Shoot away
I would agree with this, just hard to tell from the OP.
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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 06:59:29 PM »
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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 07:18:22 PM »
The corn was not harvest it was just rototilled under.

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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2020, 07:21:09 PM »
If the corn wasnít harvested, and he just tilled it up, I donít believe that is legal. Some guys got busted out Nisqually years ago for a similar situation.
Yeah I've heard of similar scenarios. Farmers collecting crop insurance, and then burning or mowing a field to destroy it. I don't believe that's considered a standard agriculture practice, despite making for some good hunting.
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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2020, 07:24:20 PM »
The corn was not harvest it was just rototilled under.
I would recommend getting in touch with WDFW before hunting, I wouldn't think that would be legal to hunt.... I've seen guys pick all the cobs off corn just to mow a duck hole
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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2020, 07:28:53 PM »
The corn was not harvest it was just rototilled under.

I would not hunt it based on the baiting laws in the regs. Worth a try to talk with WDFW but it sounds like it falls in the description of a baited site.
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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2020, 07:41:25 PM »
What was the purpose of the planting if it was not harvested?

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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2020, 07:51:38 PM »
Hunted a field of "failed" corn last year. 

Legitimately planted for harvest, but irrigation failed.

I think I was legal. 

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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2020, 08:35:11 PM »
I'd hammer the place until nothing ever came back, and not worry one bit. If folks can get away with flooding the fields, using electric ice eaters, and charging cash, then I'd say 'my property, my rules'. Getting to where I don't give a rat's A anymore.

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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2020, 08:39:13 PM »
I'd hammer the place until nothing ever came back, and not worry one bit. If folks can get away with flooding the fields, using electric ice eaters, and charging cash, then I'd say 'my property, my rules'. Getting to where I don't give a rat's A anymore.

I agree 100% !  :tup:

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Re: Corn field question
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2020, 09:38:29 PM »
Was it planted with the intention of not harvesting to attract birds? Yes= donít hunt No= hammer away

 


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