View Full Version : Land Posting and Hunting
01-01-2003, 08:03 AM
I notice on other forums that hunters are amazed that we can hunt unposted property up here.Its nice to ask but not mandatory as in so many other states.We probably don't realize how good we have it compared to other places where you can't find places to hunt without joining a hunting club or leasing or owning.Millions of acres to enjoy up here and still a lot of unposted land.A lot of the posting is starting to be out of state owners that hunt on others but won't let anyone hunt on their land.A BAD trend that is starting to appear up here.Any comments?
01-01-2003, 08:19 AM
When I moved to Maine from MI back in 99 I was blown away by the "unwritten tradition" Maine has concerning posted property...hard to get use to for a season or 2, but when you get to know Maine, makes a lot of sense, and you grow to really appreciate it. Especially when you move away. It's cut throat and fight in a lot of Mid-western states.
Here in IL the only private property I have permission on is a 60 acre cut bean field and a fence row...I have had great success on the 2000 acre, heavily pressured Public Land...but private is so much more enjoyable. I had a 95 acre "hot spot" when I first moved here, had it all scouted and stands hung, cams out, pics of sweet 2 1/2 year old 140", then 3 days into bow season had it jerked out from under me...ya, the non-threatening "associate minister" @ the Baptist church.
Don't take it forgranted, and I even agree with the MBA and DIFW's efforts to "Ask First" - especially in the heavier populated areas with more potential to have landowners "from away" that don't understand Maine's hunting ethic as well. Maine may not have the # of dandys that IL or MI may have, heck in a 7 day shotgun season they harvested over 103,000 deer here this year - I may always be from "away", but give me the Maine timber any day and I'll take it.
01-01-2003, 08:45 AM
I agree with you buckfever7,I so agree.When you've hunted other places this Maine hunting is top shelf.
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