Deer Hunting Laws/Etiquette???

Forum for discussions about Tomahawk and the Northwoods.
General User
General User
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: My second home...
Location: Southern Illinois

Deer Hunting Laws/Etiquette???

Postby Themacs » Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:44 pm

What are the laws about shooting a deer and it ending up on another persons property? Can you legally go onto another persons property and retrieve it? I know what the laws are in Illinois, being a hunter myself. I'am by no means against hunting as long as one benefits from the kill.(FOOD!!) I was wondering about the laws of the Northwoods. I do not hunt up there but my family owns many many acres of prime hunting that are being used without permission. Someone also field dressed their "trophy" and left the remains on our well traveled path.

Thanx for any info one can give. Also, have a great Thanksgiving to all!!!
Life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Occasional Poster
Occasional Poster
Posts: 10
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:01 am
Location: Wisconsin

Re: Deer Hunting Laws/Etiquette???

Postby MJC135 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:27 am

You are not allowed to go on someone else's property, posted or not to get a deer. If you do you are trespassing. If you shoot a deer and it ends up on someone else's property you are pretty much SOL.

If the land is forest crop or one of the other open hunting area's you might be OK. Best thing to do is check with a neighbor. Better then getting cited for trespassing.

User avatar
Posts: 170
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:01 am
Tie to Tomahawk: Fourth generation native.
Location: Hatchet Creek, Wisconsin

Re: Deer Hunting Laws/Etiquette???

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:41 am

Sorry that you've had to experience that. Yes, there are 'slob' hunters and no, they (or anyone else for that matter) should not be on your property without your consent.
The only way to retrieve a game animal when the property owner denies permission is to contact the DNR. The warden will take possession of said animal and the 'hunter' will have right of first refusal to purchase the animal. That is my understanding anyway. Things may have changed. Maybe MJC135 can ask C244 how that would work.
When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteorite hurtling to the Earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor.

Return to “Tomahawk and the Northwoods”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests