Perfect pesting scenario, but no permission.

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    JDShapp
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    There is a back road I almost always drive down when I travel to my county property to do shooting. It’s surrounded on both sides by large fields and one of them has poles with lines that run down the middle, as well as the power lines that run down the side of the road. It is here that for the last month I’ve seen starlings perched on the lines to the point where almost all the birds are touching. The bad part is I’ve asked for permission before and was denied.

    So I have to ask, who else has ever seen a perfect opportunity that was unobtainable like this?

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    Mr.Gadgets
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    An old adage:   It is better to ask for forgiveness, than to ask for permission!

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    timbphoto
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    Right where I hunt ground squirrels, huge area with hundreds of GS, I ask and  was denied, he was afraid I would hit the cows, but they weren’t even in sight. Then the next time I am out there he’s driving around on quad with .22 long missing everything, So me, decides once he leaves I will shoot from my side of the dirt road. 60-80 yard shots, wack 7 out of 10. Just think how many I could get if I had permission and the cows won’t fall in the GS holes.

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    Smaug
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    “timbphoto”Right where I hunt ground squirrels, huge area with hundreds of GS, I ask and  was denied, he was afraid I would hit the cows, but they weren’t even in sight. Then the next time I am out there he’s driving around on quad with .22 long missing everything, So me, decides once he leaves I will shoot from my side of the dirt road. 60-80 yard shots, wack 7 out of 10. Just think how many I could get if I had permission and the cows won’t fall in the GS holes.

    
The funny thing about that is that when/if he finds the bodies, he will think HE hit them! :D

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    Smaug
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    A thought: the game is already there. Why not bait them over to YOUR property/permission?

    For starlings, decoys work great, and probably cheap bird seed.

    For ground squirrels, they’re pretty easy to satisfy, right? Maybe some cracked corn-type bird food? Or super-cheap bird seed, that you get by the 40 lb. bags? Ever see those YouTube videos of the British bloke who builds squirrel feeders and installs them on a tree in his permissions?  Then he makes the rounds every few weeks and bags a dozen or so per morning? He even builds the feeders with steel diamond plate behind where the squirrels’ heads will end up, so he doesn’t tear up the feeder with pellets…

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    JDShapp
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    Oh I’ve tried that Smaug. Problem is my property in that area is slightly less than an acre with a giant oak tree at the end. I ranged that tree in at 60yds from my drive, and all the feathered pests in the area take off at the sight of any rifle in hand.

    Thankfully the raccoons haven’t caught on to the fact that I can spot them at night yet.

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    Bobbed06
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    Shooting at power lines……….I am no lineman, however I am fairly certain pellets going thru power lines will eventually be a problem. I am gonna vote for, being responsible here and setting up bait stations in a more ideal location.

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    JDShapp
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    I wasn’t going to shoot at them on the lines, but rather when they land in the field after harvest starts. 

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    RidinLou
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    mr gadgets adage is exactly why many properties are NOT available any more.

    I’m guessing it would be interesting if one were caught shooting from within the ROW.
    Not a firearm so it would depend on the wording of each states laws.

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    X27
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    “Mr.Gadgets”An old adage:   It is better to ask for forgiveness, than to ask for permission!

    
I will agree with this 100% of the time 99.9% of the time. 

    That 00.1% is when there is a gun involved. 

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    artyparty01
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    in mass unless a property is posted it is ok to hunt, however if asked to leave one must do so. just recently read and i need to verify, when posting properrty the signs must have posters name and phone number, also cannot be posted on a tree, must be on a “post” hence the term posted.

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    ashes5
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    power lines have a right of way and in some states it is a public right of way. Check your laws. 

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