December 09, 2012 at 1:30pm
i have a 250 acre lease that has been in our family for 40 years. we butt up against two other lease with no problems with these clubs. on the other side, we butt up against public land. i set up a 2 man stand for me and my 6 year old son before hunting season, well on my property. after hunting 2 weekends ago, i rode my 4 wheeler down a cut that we made down the property line that butts up against the public land. the cut was made about 12 years ago, but you can clearly tell that its a division. it was done with an industrial size bulldozer. while riding, i found a permanent blind on the public land with a 30 yard shooting lane with a food plot planted on my cut tree line dividing my lease from public land. i then realize that his shooting lane is pointing directly at my new ladder stand for me and my son. its about 50-70 yards but its a straight shot. he is also pointing straight in the direction we hunt ducks which is another 200 yards. this area has heavy growth, and i dont think either one of us knew the other is there. however, he knows that he is shooting onto my lease. i will not make a stink about the permanent blind as i like my camp the way it is..ie not burnt. but i now can not use my stand, as i fear myself or son getting shot. is it illegal for him to be shooting onto my property? any shot made in 180 degree direction will be a shot onto my property. what should i do?