hookset6969, Hunting without permission is unacceptable, as I previously noted in my original post. Dumping garbage, destroying property, stealing stuff from our cabin, cutting our trees down...the list goes on. We have dealt with those problems for the entire time we owned the land. As far as I know, there isn't a single land owner who hasn't experienced one or another of these problems. Even if your packing heat and talk about shooting people, the fact is your not there most of the time. The only one looking out for your land is you and yours, because no one else cares about your problem, and you have no one else doing anything on that land, because you got it locked down so tight. Which means you will have no one helping look out for your land. Obviously you or me are not enough, so by opening the land up to people YOU think can be trusted, you help reduce the ability of others to hunt an area of your land undetected. Without fences and guards and spot lights, its almost impossible to keep out all the losers. The reality is that people are more concerned about the "hunters" that will pay them a couple thousand to hunt their land. Why would they ever allow anyone just to hunt, when there is obviously so much money to be made from leasing. That is what killed good old days when friends had friends hunting each others land and looking out for each others land.
With your attitude, I would want you to stay on your land and off of mine. Don't need that kind of "stereotype" mentality running around with a weapon near me or mine.