Other hunting and trapping opportunities exist on privately owned land. Prior to going on private property, you need to get permission. How you present yourself and explain what you would like to do on the property will influence the landowner’s decision.
Good Hunter/Landowner Relations
- Make contact at least a week in advance.
- Present yourself properly.
- Wear street clothes—no hunting gear or firearms.
- Dress neatly.
- Be polite.
- Don’t bring companions—a “crowd” could make the landowner uncomfortable.
- Explain exactly what you would like to do and who would be participating.
- Provide your phone number and address.
- Offer to help the landowner with work on the property.
- Offer to share part of the game or furbearers taken.
- Obey all of the landowner’s rules and requests.
- Obtain written permission, if possible, and carry it with you.
- Accept “no” as an answer.
- Thank the owner, whether permission is granted or denied.