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Poacher Proof your Deer Hunting Land

Updated on October 4, 2015

Keeping your Deer Safe

Interested in learning how to deter trespassers and people poaching deer in your area? Remember, these suggestions are to keep people from stealing food off your table. Make no mistake about it, poachers are criminal deviants that are coming into your house and stealing money out of your kid’s college fund. If selling Kentucky deer hunts is what you do to help pay the bills, then this person is a terrorist. I’d much rather be engaged in a gun fight then have someone sneak into my bank account and steal my money. With that said, I don’t have an issue with a poorer family shooting the occasional doe to put meet in the freezer. It’s when these idiots who thinks shooting big horns is a trophy out of the window of their truck. It’s the same as going to the store and buying yourself a bowling trophy. What losers!

#1) The best tactic to keep your trophy whitetail safe from these thieves is to take a chainsaw and cut down lines of big trees making it impossible for common paths to come into your property. I had this problem because land used to be cheaper and Kentucky deer hunts weren’t really seen as something valuable for many years, so trespassing and in fact, simple permission was given to almost anyone. People going across your property to get from A to B just wasn’t a big deal 50 years ago.

#2) It doesn’t hurt to put those ugly and cheap trespassing signs at common entry points.

#3) I hang one of my old military outfits on a trees or on a gate pole. It get’s nailed right to the post. Some believe this message says, "I’m crazy, have PTSD and will kill you if you come onto my property. If you want to gamble with that, go ahead and roll the dice."

#4) Set up a few cameras and set up some bait for these criminals. I’ve done it and caught people on camera. I then blow their photos up, put in on a billboard at the road with the title “Thief Caught on Camera”. It sends the message to everyone that I'm not playing games.

#5) I like to put a chain across my entry with a lock on it, but I leave the chain draped on the ground across the driveway. It gives the allusion someone is present instead of advertising that someone is gone. Now my neighbor locks his gate even when his is in his cabin. He is probably 88 years old and he will flat out kill you if you come on his property to steal. The rest of us need to articulate how we felt our lives were in danger and of course be able to prove that fact. Oh, did I mention you have very few seconds to contemplate court, be killed, and/or defend yourself.

#6) Fake cameras are ok for a small-time deterrent. The hard-care Kentucky deer poachers will probably only shoot at them.

#7) It’s always fun to buy those signs that say, “We don’t dial 911”.

#8) The only way to enter my property from a road is a long driveway that will cross a narrow bridge. If you can create pinch points, then at least these terrorists will have to be committed to breaking the law and hurting you.

#9) If you have a back entrance with a gait as I do, I like to spray chemical and kill all the grass up to the gait so it seems like I’m always using the property.

#10) Biker signs or even Confederate Flags are very good deterrants as well. Those flags are being avoided now by professionals like me, but seeing those flags in the woods, you better know you're entering forbidden land.

I can never suggest to hammer 3 inches nails into a 2X8, turn it nail side up and burry it in the ground. Any sort of intentional acts to put someone in danger puts you criminally and civilly liable for all injuries that occurring on your Kentucky deer hunting property. For more ideas how to better manage your deer property, go to: http://www.huntingkentuckydeer.com

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