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Old 10-24-2020, 08:22 PM   #1
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How about this spectacle?

Thatís the fence line at the bottom of the pole.




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Old 10-24-2020, 08:23 PM   #2
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Let the power company know. They’ll handle it for you.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:23 PM   #3
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Any port in a storm.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:24 PM   #4
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Where the hell else are you gonna put a tree stand in that mess???
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:24 PM   #5
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Yep, that's a no no
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:26 PM   #6
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That’s not cool.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:29 PM   #7
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Ya thatís for sure not allowed lol


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Old 10-24-2020, 08:33 PM   #8
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Dang it. I thought I’d found a good spot.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:38 PM   #9
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Iíve hunted power poles in a climber a bunch of times.


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Old 10-24-2020, 08:39 PM   #10
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Tough times lol
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:41 PM   #11
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Great spot! Can easily rig up a plug to charge his phone while in the stand. Lol
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:42 PM   #12
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not the first time I've seen that
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:43 PM   #13
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Some have wanted to and didn’t, he did it.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:46 PM   #14
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Great spot! Can easily rig up a plug to charge his phone while in the stand. Lol

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Old 10-24-2020, 08:46 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=175gr7.62;15192335]Iíve hunted power poles in a climber a bunch of times.



Me too.................
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:52 PM   #16
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He's probably from another state, got transferred here, for his oil field job, and brought his tree stand with him, thinking he would get some hunting in, when he was not working. Then that was the only place he could find to hang his stand.

What would be just absolutely hilarious, is seeing the guy sitting up in that stand, when the game warden comes driving up. The list of tickets he would get would look like a grocery list.
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:55 PM   #17
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Any stand on a fence line is bad form.
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Old 10-24-2020, 09:59 PM   #18
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Donít think he likes his neighbor
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:05 PM   #19
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Genius! Im super jealous.
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:06 PM   #20
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Thought that's what they made climbing stands for.
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:07 PM   #21
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Power poles are the only tall straight trees in this part of Texas.
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:09 PM   #22
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Yep yep. But not on a property line oh wait a min yep I did but not in a long time.
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:12 PM   #23
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Well at least he's shooting to his side.... I think.
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Old 10-24-2020, 10:17 PM   #24
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Deer don't look up.....






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Old 10-24-2020, 10:19 PM   #25
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Hmm. Is the issue the power pole, the fence line, or both? LOL.
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:56 AM   #26
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Why do so many worry about a fence line? If a person is on his own land next to a fence, whatís the big deal? Is there a law that says you canít hunt next to your fence??


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Old 10-25-2020, 07:09 AM   #27
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He's probably from another state, got transferred here, for his oil field job, and brought his tree stand with him, thinking he would get some hunting in, when he was not working. Then that was the only place he could find to hang his stand.

What would be just absolutely hilarious, is seeing the guy sitting up in that stand, when the game warden comes driving up. The list of tickets he would get would look like a grocery list.
Please enlighten us on which law he is breaking.
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:37 AM   #28
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Please enlighten us on which law he is breaking.

I would assume trespassing since the utility pole is considered private property and not owned by the landowners.


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Old 10-25-2020, 07:41 AM   #29
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There are more than a few TBH members that would hang that there...
And I got 100 dollars that says he wears face paint and camo gloves while setting there.. LMAO..
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:41 AM   #30
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please enlighten us on which law he is breaking.
smh.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:35 AM   #31
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smh.
Don't shake your head, spit some out. May be unethical but that is different from unlawful.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:37 AM   #32
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He's probably from another state, got transferred here, for his oil field job, and brought his tree stand with him, thinking he would get some hunting in, when he was not working. Then that was the only place he could find to hang his stand.

What would be just absolutely hilarious, is seeing the guy sitting up in that stand, when the game warden comes driving up. The list of tickets he would get would look like a grocery list.
I thought Asia had the only leafless trees. There I go thinking again.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:40 AM   #33
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Maybe the fence is a cross fence and not a property boundary. Not all fences are on property lines. I honestly have no idea about the legality of hanging that on a power pole.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:46 AM   #34
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We had a power line easment through the middle of the property. There was one good hill on the easment. i hunted a pole on each side of the hill. Eventually put a ladder blind on the west pole and my climber on the east side and played the wind...............
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:08 AM   #35
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I'm not trying to be a wise arse, I'm just curious to what laws are being broken because I cant think of any. I'm not sure but wouldn't the power company have to file trespassing, not the game warden. As least it is facing away from the fence line. If someone crossed my fence and put a stand on a power pole on my property, I would take it down and keep it until they came and asked for it.
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:10 AM   #36
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Maybe the fence is a cross fence and not a property boundary. Not all fences are on property lines. I honestly have no idea about the legality of hanging that on a power pole.

I'm gonna bet the OP knows his fences if he mentions it in his post specifically.
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:34 AM   #37
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I set one up that looked so much like that.... I thought I forgot it. Lol

Hunted javelina all day and set out hunters to hog hunt hunting the evening. Worked every time ..... but it was a cross fence and not a property line
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:49 AM   #38
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What the heck was he thinking? Anyone should have known better than to hunt that without hanging something to break up his outline!
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:01 AM   #39
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What the heck was he thinking? Anyone should have known better than to hunt that without hanging something to break up his outline!
Thatís why you zip tie limbs to the bottom lol
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:14 AM   #40
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No big deal until the loser guys come around. I’ve had to remove tree houses that were built on poles.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:50 AM   #41
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I'm not trying to be a wise arse, I'm just curious to what laws are being broken because I cant think of any. I'm not sure but wouldn't the power company have to file trespassing, not the game warden. As least it is facing away from the fence line. If someone crossed my fence and put a stand on a power pole on my property, I would take it down and keep it until they came and asked for it.
You nailed the law that is being broken, Trespassing. It is simple. The Electric Cooperative or Investor-Owned Utility owns its assets. In this case, the power pole is the asset. Not only is it trespassing but there is also a liability concern and exposure here. This pole could be a bad order pole. It could be rotten at or below the ground line and most people would never know.


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Old 10-25-2020, 11:02 AM   #42
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He better b careful climbing up and down and stay himself in. The fall would b bad enough but falken into those cactus could be deadly
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:43 AM   #43
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Please enlighten us on which law he is breaking.
I would assume he is set up on a pole, along a county road, and the stand is facing towards the property on the other side of the fence. If so, yes, he would be breaking a few laws. Now, if that's his pole and he owns the property on both sides of the fence, and that is just a ranch road within the ranch, that would be a different thing. Sure looks like one of the county roads outside of Big Wells or Crystal City.

Down in that area, the county roads, are typically just trails, like the typical roads on the ranches. The only roads that are road base, are the roads going out to wells. So since I don't see any road base in that picture. I would assume the person who took the picture is not going out to a well. But from what I read, the person who took the picture, does not know who put up that stand. So it's most likely not on land he is has permission to hunt, such as a lease, or not his property. So I would assume he is driving a county road, which would mean that stand was put up on the side of a county road, outside of someone's ranch, facing towards that ranch. If I am right on that one, the land owner would most likely have a cow. If I am correct, the game warden would have a few tickets waiting for the guy.

Now, there are places, where there are roads, through other ranches, that are right of ways. They are not county owned roads, they are just typical ranch roads. That could be what is going on there. The guy who took the picture could be on a ranch road, that is a right of way, on his way to a ranch that he is leasing or owns.

But the info on where exactly the picture was taken, was not given, so you can only guess, at the exact situation. My first guess, would be an out of state hunter, who lives somewhere, where most of the land is public and that person, has on many occasions just set up a stand, near a rig that he worked on. And when not working, went hunting. If that is the case, right off, he would be poaching, tress passing, then likely hunting from a public road. Just seeing the picture, that would be my first thoughts, but I really don't know the story.
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Old 10-25-2020, 12:23 PM   #44
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Hard to tell but it looks like the pole is on the opposite side of the fence from where pic was taken.


Never herd of power company making a big fuss about climbing a pole but I am sure it is their property and the liability issue alone would be a concern to them. Also probably not the best thing to hang a stand from
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Old 10-25-2020, 12:32 PM   #45
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I donít know about the legal side, but as a land owner I know I get pretty unhappy about people right on my fence line. I know all my neighbors and we talk about stand locations and shooting lanes for the sake of safety. We have lease guys on our back fence and I can reach over and touch one of their feeders. We keep a roll of toilet paper in a zip lock up there so about every 2 weeks someone goes up there and s...s about 6 feet from that feeder.

We have dumped a couple of hogs up there as well
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:52 PM   #46
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Good grief!!! All of you guys are sure getting grumpy!


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I don’t know about the legal side, but as a land owner I know I get pretty unhappy about people right on my fence line. I know all my neighbors and we talk about stand locations and shooting lanes for the sake of safety. We have lease guys on our back fence and I can reach over and touch one of their feeders. We keep a roll of toilet paper in a zip lock up there so about every 2 weeks someone goes up there and s...s about 6 feet from that feeder.

We have dumped a couple of hogs up there as well
For the record, I have watched deer wlk right past, within 10 ft, of my fresh, steaming pile. They never paid it any attention!
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I donít know about the legal side, but as a land owner I know I get pretty unhappy about people right on my fence line. I know all my neighbors and we talk about stand locations and shooting lanes for the sake of safety. We have lease guys on our back fence and I can reach over and touch one of their feeders. We keep a roll of toilet paper in a zip lock up there so about every 2 weeks someone goes up there and s...s about 6 feet from that feeder.

We have dumped a couple of hogs up there as well
You just confessed to breaking the law on an open forum
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:44 PM   #48
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Well, I think y'all are all looking at that pole the wrong way. Looks to me like that was put there by the lineman so when he gets tired, he has a place to sit. You know, like a lunch break.
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:26 PM   #49
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When having electric or telephone installed to the middle of your ranch, do you have to buy your own poles before the electric or telephone companies will install lines? I hear some places you do buy your own and install, and have to meet utility specs. And some places the utility charges you per pole to have it done. What is it?

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