The only thing you can really do is regulate yourself and feel good about doing it right. Short of that, there really isn't much, people being people are going to cheat, or do things the easy way. Just don't join them.
In the six seasons we've hunted deer in NW Missouri I have yet to see a game warden, either during season or outside of the season. I've been told by locals that people who make reports tend to get their property damaged. I've also been told by my PLC that making a report really doesn't do much good as trespass laws and such are things most prosecuters don't pursue because they have more pressing matters. If there isn't a regulatory presence then not much regulation is likely to take place.
Ranwin33, I've spoken with the MDC officer in our county, via phone. He knew right where my place was but siad it would be almost an hour before he could get up there to look for the road hunter I was reporting. One officer for the entire county during rifle season! he struck me as a well meaning guy, but there was not much he could do.
I have had my property dammaged three times. I do not care. I do not yeild to bullys and one of these days.... Heck, maybe I could leave my truck at your place and have you drop me off one evening. Wouldn't they be suprised??[:D][:D]
We've been fortunate, our property has been left alone - but from the road it doesn't look like much. The club to our south get's hit about every 2-3 years, but then they did the reporting thing.
It would be nice if the MDC guy would at least drive the roads on ocassion during the season, but I don't think even that happens. You are correct, one officer for a county the size of Harrison definately spreads him too thin. I've never met the guy, but was told a couple years back he was stationed in our county while he finished his last few years before retirement. Could be wrong, but that was what the farmer who sold us our place said.
I was up to the farm last weekend, thought about driving by your place, but didn't have the location with me. Next time I'll bring the Google map.