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Old 11-26-2016, 08:20 AM   #1
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So my family has owned land for 40+ years that no one in family ever used. Last year we decided to actual do something with the property. Come to find out someone who hunted the property next to our land decided he would put a hog trap on our place. We told him he needed to get the trap off our property. Well it's been months since we have heard or seen him and the trap is still there. My question is how long before I can just claim trap. He was leasing the land next to ours so I don't want to just go move it to that property if it's not his land and have the neighbors mad at me.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:21 AM   #2
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For me it would of been the second I found it
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:24 AM   #3
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Sounds like someone dumped some scrap metal on your place. Haul it off.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:26 AM   #4
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Congrats on the new trap!
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:26 AM   #5
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As said above, the second you found it.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:28 AM   #6
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yep^^^^^^^^^
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:31 AM   #7
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All of the above ^^^^^
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:32 AM   #8
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For me it would of been the second I found it
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:32 AM   #9
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It's yours
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:37 AM   #10
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yours, plus he needs to pay you lease money for hunting on your land.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:42 AM   #11
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It's your land
The way I look at it is that
1: Trespassing while hunting. Violation*
2: Hunting without landowners consent. Violation*
3: Illegal dumping if its scrap. Violation*
4: Placed hunting equipment onto your property. Now it's yours. Sell it or keep it

What I wouldn't do:
-Put it back on the other property cause then you could be in trouble for trespassing if they took it that far

I would just call the local game warden and bring it to their attention
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:43 AM   #12
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Oh and congratulations on the new trap! post a pic of the first hog you catch in it
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:15 AM   #13
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That what I was thinking also...I personally don't have a use for it but will definitely pull it out the woods and make sure everything is working with it...i think it's missing the spring which shouldn't be to hard to fix
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:42 AM   #14
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Holler at me when you come down. I'll trade you something for it.
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:44 AM   #15
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Just call the sheriff or game warden to document just in case it becomes an issue down the road. Then trade Brett C something cool for it!
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:44 AM   #16
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For me it would of been the second I found it
^^^^this, also sounds like he was trespassing.
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:38 AM   #17
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It's yours now....
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:01 AM   #18
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congratulations on the new trap!! send pics of it when have some hogs filled in it!!
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:10 AM   #19
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Just call the sheriff or game warden to document just in case it becomes an issue down the road. Then trade Brett C something cool for it!
This is what I'd do. Smartest answer I've seen yet. Bet the Game Warden can answer/has settled one or three of these questions.
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:15 AM   #20
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It's your land
The way I look at it is that
1: Trespassing while hunting. Violation*
2: Hunting without landowners consent. Violation*
3: Illegal dumping if its scrap. Violation*
4: Placed hunting equipment onto your property. Now it's yours. Sell it or keep it

What I wouldn't do:
-Put it back on the other property cause then you could be in trouble for trespassing if they took it that far

I would just call the local game warden and bring it to their attention
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:08 PM   #21
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Contact him one more time--and contact the landowner he is leasing from and advise "30 days and it's mine" and tell the GW too.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:26 PM   #22
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Your land, your trap. Don't ask questions
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:54 PM   #23
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That trap is yours now. Congrats!
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:56 PM   #24
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Trespassers leaving behind gear. Least they could do.
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