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Old 07-16-2017, 11:01 AM   #1
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Do you put up No Trespassing signs on you property?

If so did you put them up because you suspected trespassers or just hoping to prevent them?
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:04 AM   #2
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:08 AM   #3
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I don't bother. If a guy is going to jump a fence then he already knows he is trespassing. A sign won't stop that.
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:11 AM   #4
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I don't bother. If a guy is going to jump a fence then he already knows he is trespassing. A sign won't stop that.
True, but having it posted is a game changer when it comes to calling out LE when you catch someone on your place.
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:23 AM   #5
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Signs and lots of purple paint on boundary trees and post's, no excuse
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:24 AM   #6
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I noticed the last time I was out it seemed like all the neighbor properties had signs up. Could be i just noticed them for the first time.
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:25 AM   #7
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In some parts of Texas a trespassing sign is the same as a welcome sign. It says "please come on in, there are things of value here and lots of animals to hunt and the stock tanks are full of big ol catfish"
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:54 AM   #8
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In some parts of Texas a trespassing sign is the same as a welcome sign. It says "please come on in, there are things of value here and lots of animals to hunt and the stock tanks are full of big ol catfish"
Thats what my brother said when I told him I was putting a lock on the gate.
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:55 AM   #9
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Signs and lots of purple paint on boundary trees and post's, no excuse
This on my Ranch as well
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:04 PM   #10
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Yes I do and as stated for both reasons. I have found putting them up with and 8' to 10' step ladders keeps them from getting stolen. I also do hunt with feeders and handcorn only since I have the time and live close to the lease now. Does cut down some on the stand poaching IMO.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:20 PM   #11
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True, but having it posted is a game changer when it comes to calling out LE when you catch someone on your place.
This is main reason I do.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:31 PM   #12
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Have a place next to us he has a no trespass sign every 30 feet.
Saw him one day and asked him why ? He said so we would not cross his fence.
OK but why would we come onto his 53 acres when we have 1200.
He had no answer.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:33 PM   #13
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They always help when trying to press charges.

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Old 07-16-2017, 12:33 PM   #14
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Yes, for both reasons, working so far for me.
Living on the place helps too.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:34 PM   #15
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I don't bother. If a guy is going to jump a fence then he already knows he is trespassing. A sign won't stop that.
Big mistake for prosecution purposes
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:55 PM   #16
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True, but having it posted is a game changer when it comes to calling out LE when you catch someone on your place.
I am sure this is true but it is ridiculous

People know where they are supposed to be and where they are not supposed to be
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:57 PM   #17
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This is main reason I do.
Yea this. Both reasons for me.

Harder to prosecute with no signs

Also paint trees purple.

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Old 07-16-2017, 01:04 PM   #18
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Also paint trees purple.

Sean
Do you paint them throughout the property or just the ones on the perimeter ?
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:22 PM   #19
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Do you paint them throughout the property or just the ones on the perimeter ?

About every 30 50 yards along bounds
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:31 PM   #20
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True, but having it posted is a game changer when it comes to calling out LE when you catch someone on your place.
How so?

I was told that a fence IS a no trespassing notice in Texas.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:36 PM   #21
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Have a place next to us he has a no trespass sign every 30 feet.
Saw him one day and asked him why ? He said so we would not cross his fence.
OK but why would we come onto his 53 acres when we have 1200.
He had no answer.
Because theres some people who arent happy with 1200.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:40 PM   #22
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Because theres some people who arent happy with 1200.

Exactly. a guy could have 100k acres, but a monster buck on others place could be tempting to some.

It's not about land, it's about thievery of game and equipment.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:42 PM   #23
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How so?

I was told that a fence IS a no trespassing notice in Texas.
Not true. I have heard of many not getting ticked because no sign.
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:06 PM   #24
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We don't have any. I'm sure we have the occasional "tresspasser" and I know we probably have a deer or two shot from the gravel road every year, but not anything serious enough to get bent out of shape over.

The only place you'll see much purple paint or no trespassing signs around here is where someone from out of the area/state has bought an old place from someone who moved away or passed.

I always want to tell those people that they might as well save themselves the trouble!
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:02 PM   #25
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Not true. I have heard of many not getting ticked because no sign.
A fence does count as notice of "no trespassing" google Texas trespassing law.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:33 PM   #26
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Not true. I have heard of many not getting ticked because no sign.
A fence is equal to a no trespassing sign under Texas law.

Not having a sign either allows an officer that does not know the law a reason not to take action or if he knows it, an alibi to the property owner on why he isnít taking action. Paperwork and an arrest take up time.

It is similar for a DA who has a big case load and routinely looks for reasons not to take cases.

A sign kind of takes that excuse out of the equation.

In my opinion.
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:23 PM   #27
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Cutting a thiefs hand off when he gets caught is an old Chinese tradition...... just sayin.
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:50 PM   #28
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I don't have a fence so in 18 months I've had 2-3 vehicles roll in, someone on horseback, and one man walk by a feeder. They aren't thieves I guess since no camera that took their picture was stolen. I put up one sign at the main entrance and no visitors since then. I got a pic of a guy in front of my trucks in my driveway in Houston. Called the police and gave them the photo and the officer told me to put up no trespassing sign in my driveway or if someone was caught the charges could be dismissed
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:55 PM   #29
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Well I'm old fashion and a fence or gate means stop. I have no reason to cross over for a Monster buck or to see what is on their 50 plus acres. our total in 4 counties is over 6 k acres.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:12 PM   #30
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Well I'm old fashion and a fence or gate means stop. I have no reason to cross over for a Monster buck or to see what is on their 50 plus acres. our total in 4 counties is over 6 k acres.
Didn't say you did. But those folks do exist even if they have all the land in the county.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:34 PM   #31
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We put no tresspassing signs up, along with no firearm signs on all of our gates and got our numbers put on them, incase someone needs access and also put up signs stating we aren't held accountable for anyone on our property. Our game warden has told us that this makes their job easier when having to write tickets to individuals that aren't suppose to be on our property or when oil field workers carry firearms on our place.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:51 PM   #32
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At my camp in NY's Catskill mtns. I have a sign at the top of the trail that leads into my property( a valley). Says...No Trespassing, Private shooting range at bottom of trail. For both our health...turn around. Works. Trail cams show ONLY critters. Not people. Also have a boat load of no good trail cams all over. Deterrents. Neighbor helps patrol land.
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:57 PM   #33
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It's been years ago but our neighbor got in a confrontation with a hunter that was trespassing and ended up shooting and killing him. He ended up being found in the right. His gates were painted blue and word got out to stay off his property. We painted our gates blue and haven't had any problems.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:24 AM   #34
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A fence is equal to a no trespassing sign. I don't have any on my property. Luckily never had a problem. But I do have a whole bunch of non working game cameras all over the place as a deterrent. Along with a bunch of working cameras also. Gotta outsmart a thief.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:54 AM   #35
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I put up signs when a subdivision came along one of my fences. I was having an issue with the boundary and my lawyer recommended that I post them and tell them not to trespass. I haven't had any issues since.

It worked so good, they don't even come get their arrows that end up around my livestock.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:42 AM   #36
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When we took over our lease, which happens to border our own property, we painted posts and put up signs. For some reason, none of my neighbors recognized me when I did it and for months the murmur around the area was "who are the new people?"

It was enough to spook them into leaving the property alone. Some found out it was us and word went around to stay out because we already have everyone's respect. They know that we are fair and we will protect the landowner's interest and prosecute anyone we find out there.

The poison ivy has covered many of the posts so I'll be spraying that soon.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:27 AM   #37
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We don't put up signs on our family place either. I think it draws attention to the fact, you may have stuff beyond the fence , worth stealing. People should know that if my fence is up and gate is locked, you are not allowed in.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:54 AM   #38
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I am sure this is true but it is ridiculous

People know where they are supposed to be and where they are not supposed to be
Most times yes. At Granger PHL...there are a few cross fences through the PHL and alot of similar dilapidated fences that fence private from PHL. It get confusing and Ive crossed a few times not realizing. Signs and purple paint helps.

Where my major problem lies is when a ROW allows vehicle access to a stream bed and people drive their vehicles onto and through a stream bed and trespass onto (my) property because theyve done it for "15 years"...even with signage posted.

I just had a truck towed from my land...July 2017...the vehicle hadnt been registered since Feb 2016...the last registered owner had commited suicide in Nov 2016...the fled operator used the ROW access...drove through a stream bed of a navigable stream and abandoned the vehicle on my land.

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Old 07-17-2017, 11:29 AM   #39
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You can argue about common sense or it`s fenced or whatever , but if you don`t have it posted and / or purple paint you will not be able to prosecute the offender(s). Period .
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:36 AM   #40
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You can argue about common sense or it`s fenced or whatever , but if you don`t have it posted and / or purple paint you will not be able to prosecute the offender(s). Period .
Thank you. He gets it.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:20 PM   #41
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I have no trespassing and bad bull signs, 5 strand barb wire fence, German shepherds and I live here. If all this slows down poachers any at all I can't tell it. Sometimes wonder if it's an invitation.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:26 PM   #42
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How many signs do you need? How far apart?

I have 80 acres and have two sides that my border is a county road.


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