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Location: SW Wisconsin
Joined: 03/25/2006
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Getting permission

I have found a great way to get permission to hunt on private farms and ranches. I grew up on a mixed farm that included crops, dairy cows, hogs and beef cows. I learned to milk cows in our parlor and in all the neighbors barns and parlors, drive tractor to plow, cut, rake and bale hay, plant hay, corn, beans and other crops, ride horses, drive skid loader, ect.
I have gained permission to hunt on many great farms (esp. dairy farms) in eastern states that I have been stationed as well as a large ranch in Wa state. in by offering to do some relief milkin for farmers or spread manure, plant crops ect. Most farmers are always short of good, qualifed help and some will gladly let you hunt in return for some help. I currently have exclusive permission to hunt several dairy farms that are full of game in exhange for doing a couple weekend milkings and other chores and let them get away with their wives for a weekend. If you have skills that a farmer could use you might consider making an offer to exchange hunting for work done. Several of the farms I currently hunt on would not take money for hunting but will exchange.

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Location: NE Kansas
Joined: 03/20/2006
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I agree! Absolutely no better way to start a good relation with a landowner. Hard work pays off in the long run. I think it adds to the whole experience and satisfaction to a successful hunt. The more you put into it , the more you get out of it! lol

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Location: Idaho
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I have found that a simple `Thank You' goes a long ways. Amazingly, most people won't even pay the courtesy of a thank you.

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Location: Montana
Joined: 03/09/2006
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I make it a point to ask if the landowner enjoys eating wild game. Delivering some jerky or steaks from harvested game, as well as walleye from weekend fishing trips gives me a great chance to say "Thanks." I also make it well known that I am an avid varmint hunter. Helping out with these pesky critters, esp. with ranchers, is also a great way to help out and get permission for many years to come.

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Location: Idaho
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BigCallin wrote:
...Delivering some jerky or steaks from harvested game, as well as walleye from weekend fishing trips gives me a great chance to say "Thanks." I also make it well known that I am an avid varmint hunter. Helping out with these pesky critters, esp. with ranchers, is also a great way to help out and get permission for many years to come.

Yeah, I include them when I send out Christmas cards. I offer game, but few will take it. Interestingly, one time the varmit idea quasi backfired ... well, if one includes coyotes. I called in a coyote with my goose call (just learning), and blasted the coyote. When I told the land owner about the episode, he actually wasn't too pleased - he likes the coyotes for mouse control.

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Location: bethany mo.
Joined: 03/15/2006
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does anyone know how to find ranchers in region D in wyomng who alow trespass hunts coyotedube

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Location: bethany mo.
Joined: 03/15/2006
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Thumbs up does anyone know a tresspass hunt around medicine bow forest thanks

Location: Utah
Joined: 02/24/2003
Posts: 596
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I'm so lucky that I live in the west, plenty of public land and no milkin for me! Good on ya though for makin what you've got work. Thumbs up

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Location: CR, CO
Joined: 05/20/2006
Posts: 7
private land access

great thoughts...bird hunting in E. Co is tough if you don't have private access...i should consider mending a few fences for access...

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