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Do You or Don't You?


Do You or Don’t You?

Rusty’s Take on Hunting Property Lines
Hunting season is pretty much over now in my neck of the woods. Seems like a good time to talk about a subject that many of us have had to deal with at some point over the years – folks who hunt right on the property line of other folk’s land.
This is my second attempt to write this short article. The first attempt is in the recycle can on my desktop computer. By the way…I kinda miss the old days of typing on a noisy typewriter and, you know, when you mess up you just RIIIPPPPP the sheet of paper out, wad it up into a miniature basketball, and do your best Larry Bird fade-away jumper at the trash can…and throw up a brick. Remember that? Anyway.
The reason I deep-sixed the first version is ‘cause I wrote it all “Field & Stream” style. You know, the perfect little article discussing an issue in a middle of the road kinda way that ends with a tidy little conclusion where everything is A-OK and everyone goes “A-HA” and “poof” …problem solved. That’s about as realistic as a California Democrat joining the NRA. So, I did what I do. I opened a cold one and got serious about getting serious.
17 February

My FAMILY Can be a Problem in My Land Ownership?


My FAMILY Can be a Problem in My Land Ownership?


I'll get right to it...sometimes family members can be a big problem to your land ownership!


That's right. The land you inherited from the passing of a family member can turn out to be a more of a mess than a blessing if you aren't proactive. And believe me, many families are anything but proactive when land (or other types of real estate) pass down to heirs. Here's why in a nutshell...


...but first...


Please keep in mind that I'm not a lawyer, and I'm not dispensing legal advice here. I'll speak in generalities to outline the basic problems and solutions. Your job is to go to your family and / or a qualified attorney in your state to get specific solutions to your situation.


Many people come into possession of land when a family member dies and passes the property along...either directly through the intent of a will or, when no will is present, by virtue of family ties. In either case, some immediate actions need to occur to help the recipients now handle their new pro...

03 February

Put It Up...Or Shut Up


Put it Up …or Shut Up
Rusty’s Take on Putting Gates on Your Property
My neighbor, Gilmer, lives down the road from me. He has a 40 acre huntin’ property on the other side of the county. Gilmer was at the house drinking coffee with me the other day. He was carrin’ on and on about how folks keep backing down the road and dumpin’ trash on his huntin’ property. I’ve heard this yapping before.
I told him, “Gilmer, I done told you no tellin’ how many times how to stop this. You gotta put up a gate!”
“It won’t do no good,” Gilmer moaned, “They’ll just break down the gate and dump their junk on me anyway.”
“No, no they won’t,” I shot back at him. “The low-life, scum-sucking, lower-than-dog-dooty people who’ll dump trash on other folk’s property are too sorry and lazy to take the time to break your gate.” I went on talking, “It’s too much extra work and time. They’ll just keep driving until they find another spot. It’s a fact.”
Gilmer shook his head. Maybe he was gonna get it this time. Just when I thought he was good and about to finally leave me so I could get back to my True Grit rerun on the DVR, he asked, “Ain’t it expensive to hire someone to put up a gate?”
“No, Gilmer,” I said, “You can do it pretty easy yourself. Or hire Junior. He put the last one up for me…brand new wide ...
17 December

Making Improvements on Land to Sell Quicker

This video is part of a series where Pat Porter, Broker for RecLand , talks about the things he considers and does in deals he buys personally. See all the videos in the series at the site on the Land Stuff page.

19 November

Young Hunters: When and How to Get Them Started


Young Hunters: When and How to Get Them Started
By Erik Jutila


Passing the Torch

There are a lot of reasons to introduce kids to hunting. It is a wholesome hobby that teaches valuable life lessons, encourages exercise and promotes spending time outdoors. In addition to the reasons that hunting is a good activity for the individual, getting the next generation involved is good for the overall sport.
– As the world becomes increasingly modern and technology-flooded, and gun and hunting rights continue to be challenged, hunting is in danger of becoming a thing of the past.
– Today’s youth will be responsible for keeping the sport alive by advocating for gun and hunting rights in the future. Hunters are also some of the primary activists that support habitat restoration and wildlife management.
– Hunting encourages quality time with family or mentors. Instead of playing games indoors on an iPad, it gets kids outside, spending valuable time interacting with people and nature. Many types of hunting are a good source of exercise and teach healthy lessons about the processes through which food makes it to your table.
03 November