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  • Ask landowners for permission to hunt.
  • Follow their restrictions on when and where you may hunt.
  • Treat livestock and crops as your own.
  • Offer to share a part of your harvest with the owner.
  • Leave all gates the way you found them.
  • If you notice something wrong or out of place, notify the landowner immediately.
  • Never enter private land that is cultivated or posted, unless you have obtained permission first.
Hunter shaking hands with farmer

How To Ask Landowners for Permission

  • Make contact well ahead of the hunting season.
  • Wear street clothes—no hunting gear or firearms.
  • Don’t bring companions—a “crowd” could be intimidating.
  • Be polite, even if permission is denied. Your courtesy may affect the outcome of future requests.
Hunter speaking to landowner
Contact the landowner while wearing street clothes and well in advance of when you wish to hunt.

Landowner Complaints About Hunters

  • Don’t get permission to hunt.
  • Don’t tell the landowners when they arrive at or leave the property.
  • Make too much noise.
  • Leave litter behind.
  • Carry loaded firearms in vehicles.
  • Drive off the ranch roads.
  • Don’t leave gates as they were found (open or shut) when the hunter arrived.
  • Shoot too close to neighbors or livestock.
  • Leave fires unattended.
  • Violate game laws.
  • Drink alcohol to excess.