Tennhunter3 wrote:ThePreBanMan wrote:OnXand aerial maps are often times far from accurate. The Mass online GIS maps say my property line runs through my garage...
If you want to be 100% sure you have to have a survey done. That would be at your expense and would pretty much advertise your intent and commitment to the spot.
I would just move on. There are plenty of fish in the sea...
But if you insist.... Everyone had a boss. Compile your evidence and send it to his, or the division head of the agency he works for.
2nd. Report it to the govonnor's office you suspect he was drinking on the job. Reporting it to a different branch of gov is important because his buddies can't sweep it under the rug. They'll be accountable to the administration now. If his boss has any clue at all he will already have some suspicion. This will force his hand.
Accept the consequences of your choices. This may not work out and you'll have to not only wrote off the spot, but probably the area in which the warden serves.
If he was or wasn't drinking I have no solid evidence and it would further create conflict between me and him. I do have intent to hunt this wma again.
Sure I have many other spots to hunt.
I just tried to do the right thing in saying i think one of their lines is off. I took time out of my day to go talk to the gentleman. I didn't go to start conflict only to do the right thing.
His stern refusal to even go look at the line or say he would at a later date seemed quite odd.
The line was far enough off I found it important to say something if it had been 10 yards I never would have said a word.
This experience has taught me that wardens will always see themselves as correct and every other person wrong. Kinda sad that just because they obtain a degree they automatically know more then everyone else.
I've walked probably 20 wma edges in this wma it's in pieces and all others have been very close to the county and onyx.
Honestly I could've just hunted the spot and noone would've said a thing. Whether the wma line is moved or not wouldn't have affected if I hunted it or not. The marking are on the outside of the trees facing the neighbors property their is no clear boundary from the Wma side or posted signs of the neighbors. I just honestly felt it was quite a bit off so I mentioned it to him.
Obviously I made a mistake by trying to do the right thing. I think hunters deserve for lines to be marked fairly be it wma or private.
With no line being visible from the wma side and going in before daylight your flashlight would never hit a boundary. Plus GPS would not pass the state or onyx boundary. So in this case in court I think I would be in the clear.
IDK what the laws are in your state. We have open field law here in MA. If it ain't posted, you can hunt it. They don't mark property boundaries on WMAs here either. If a property owner who abuts a WMA wants to keep hunters off his land, it's their responsibility to post.
But, every state is different so... It's admirable you want to avoid conflict. But some people will not see the error of their ways unless they're forced to.