11-29-2011, 09:10 AM
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B&C 180 Class
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Just thinking about this still makes me cringe... the very thought of someone having the right to come onto your property if it's not posted and hunt without permission is haunting. I realize gfd and bruce you two would never do that, but still, someone else could on the land you hunt.
I guess where I'm coming from is this-- here in Missouri we have a FLOOD of people coming in from out of state to hunt on leases. They DO NOT respect the land down here but they pay out the WAZOO for the 10 days of rifle season. A farmer who doesn't hunt would be stupid if he didn't lease his land out for the season. We're talking about getting anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000 just for a 10 day hunting period. Depending on the amount of land being leased, those prices could get even higher.
On my route to work I travel through much of back-roads country (blacktops) and there is purple paint on just about every fence post I pass. This tells me that people here are protective of there land AND that if we had the same laws you all did up there it would be heavily abused down here.