they are making it more difficult to hunt public land

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they are making it more difficult to hunt public land

Postby eddo » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:41 am

Does anyone have a comment on HB 506. If you haven't followed what our house in austin has done. It is this, it is now illegal to hunt over private property that is flooded and is posted. That means you can no longer hunt flooded river flats or timber out of a boat without permission from the landowner.
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Postby morrow88k » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:50 am

What is wrong with that? It is private land-not public. Landowners pay for the right to decide who hunts on their property. If you have a specific spot in mind I would suggest that you find out who owns the property and simply ask them for premission to hunt that area. You would be suprised that alot of times the owners have no problem with it. They just want to know who is on their land. Even if it is flooded.
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Postby bw44 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:53 am

morrow88k wrote:What is wrong with that? It is private land-not public. Landowners pay for the right to decide who hunts on their property. If you have a specific spot in mind I would suggest that you find out who owns the property and simply ask them for premission to hunt that area. You would be suprised that alot of times the owners have no problem with it. They just want to know who is on their land. Even if it is flooded.


You obviously do not fish either.....because this law is only setting a precidence for things to come. And, it's private land that is FLOODED by public water. Your right, all it takes is a "simple" permission request, BUT that's kinda hard to do when you find birds one afternoon and want to hunt it the next morning. All's I know is, said landowner had better have a posted sign ever every 10 foot. :thumbsup:
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Postby Quackcephus » Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:24 pm

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regulate this

Postby eddo » Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:22 pm

There is nothing wrong with wanting to regulate your property, however , Texans have had the right to hunt over public water as long as there has been a Texas except for areas that were spanish land grants. There are lots of other duck hunters which have used this law to be successful in river and creek systems every year that is wet enough. The walker county game warden informed me any slough or creek you cannot access during normal pool you cannot hunt on. That means creeks that essentially are public waterways as the law reads are no longer public as far as hunting. On the Trinity river system this was our staple, it is now no more. You can fish or travel on this flooded property but not hunt it. Does this seem dicriminatory?Also, If you hunt this system around lake livingston, the trinity river author. does not allow hunting within 200 yards of the shoreline. This effectively eliminates any hunting from Hwy 19 to Bedias creek. We better pay attention or this wonderful sport is going to have the rug pulled from beneath it.
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