^ Is living in the wrong century. The land was already claimed when Christopher Columbus arrived.
The reality is that if you're going to make use of public land, it's your responsibility to do the homework first and figure out exactly where the public land you intend to utliize lies, and then figure out where you actually are in order to stay on it. Wandering around wherever fancy takes you and defending it with the statement that you started out on public land that morning is not a viable defense. It's not the landowners responsibility to do the work for anyone to enjoy a day of meandering without putting any effort into planning.
Nope, this is a constant occurrence, even when I was dealing in real estate we would have constant border issues. Many property lines have been the corner of this creek or that big tree. Many of the issues are coming to light. I have even dealt with property that couldn't be sold until the court decided the boundaries. There are border disputes even with the people and the state and federal forestry.
Deer season starts this week end. Every year you see the fresh purple paint and new signs.
This is a direct quote from the MO hunters course "Never enter private land that is cultivated or posted,
unless you have obtained permission first."
My land backs up to a field and then right to federal forest with homes intermixed. It is very easy to mistakenly find you way onto private property.
My land used to be woods and a very common hunting area, private land. It was a timber farm for a local logging mill. When I bought it many thaough it was part of forestry but it wasn’t. I built my home in 2007 and eve on Tuesday I had a couple hunter drive clown my easement scouting. They say my home and purple paint and turned around.
Most are roads are not paved or marked, in my area, many driveways and easements look exactly the same. Many forestry roads and farm roads look exactly the alike and are not marked. You can get maps here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fs...Forest-%20Maps
I live here:http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5127708.pdf
just south of T32.0N10.0W bordering grid 31