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    Nosey neighbors

    I had a neighbor leave a note in my mail box which is a federal offense I believe. They stated they would report me for hunting in my backyard which my stand is in my property and Bass River State owns the lot directly behind me. Edwin B. Forsyth owns the land directly behind the neighbors property. Question is would you politely go over and explain this to them or just continue hunting?



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    continue hunting. you dont owe them an explaination. chances are they wont believe what you are saying anyway. seems like they "know" you are on a refuge
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    Big Joe -

    If you are in the right and the land behind you is indeed State forest land with no restrictions as to hunting... then I would simply go about my business.

    If a game warden does show up, ask for a written complaint. If there is no written complaint, you can, and should simply tell the warden to have a nice day.

    Let the officer go over to the neighbor and tell them there was nothing wrong. The neighbor wouldn't believe you anyway in all probablilty.

    If there is a written complaint, or if one subsequently appears, that can be actionable in a court of law. Hunter harassment is a real issue that must be taken seriously, if it is pursued.

    Bottom line is that if you do get a visit from the authorities, you want your neighbor to be the one that is in jeopardy with the law...not you. That should keep them minding their own business in the future.

    Above all, keep your cool.

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    I would contact the Postmaster General. I think it's still Wilford Brimley.



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    Go over and talk to your neighbor











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    Just be sure the you do not have a loaded weapon within 450' of an occupied building if your gun hunting.
    and like bird dog said KEEP Your cool!

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    Nosey neighbors

    I'm bow hunting and the stand is located on the perimeter of my property with over 200 feet from nearest dwelling so technically where I'm hunting from is private property. I have bait piles that are on state land.


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    I would talk to your neighbor. I would do a shot of bourbon before I went over just to relax and keep my cool (just one!). I would then try to calmly explain to them why you are hunting legally; let them know you wouldn't do anything illegal. If they refuse to believe you...at least you tried. Maybe you'll save yourself having to deal with a warden later....

    Try to the be the calm rational one...not the one that scribbles on ripped up notepaper and puts exclamation points all over the place. Save the note. That way if you have to deal with fish and game later, you can show them you received the note and you tried to clear up the matter on your own. You will look like the rational one.
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    This is a better tax map representation. My house buts up to lots 52 and 52.01 which you can see on the NJDEP website, 53 is the refuge. I'm clearly not in a refuge and am in open state land. It's all really a moot point though technically as my stand is on my property. I just bought this place and moved in during Memorial Day just so I could hunt it. Not trying to make enemies but if that's how it's gonna be they have literally 10 German Sheparda on there property that never stop barking. That's way worst in my opinion which I've never complained about.


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