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#6484923 - 10/07/16 08:05 AM How Close---- UPDATE
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In the state of Texas,How close can you put a deer stand to some one's house,Just asking popcorn

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OK, I did talk with the game warden today,And there is NO restriction's how close you can be to a resident's as long as you DON'T cross the property line without permission,And yes i have TRIED to talk to him respectfully and was told to go *%&^$#@ ok,I was told just keep doing what you normally do,grand-kid's playing what ever your at home,if there is anything suspected, call me,after a visit or 2 he will know he is being watched and probably move on,I was just asking,HOW CLOSE,One BUTT in the sack is enough don't need two in the same sack,That don't accomplish nothing,I'm good,THANK Y'ALL,LET'S HAVE A GREAT HUNTING SEASON,YOUR BEST AND BE SAFE happy3


Edited by mikeydon (10/07/16 06:20 PM)
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#6484932 - 10/07/16 08:15 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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As close to your property line as you want unless there is a county or city restriction in place.
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#6484933 - 10/07/16 08:15 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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"Always get the landowner’s permission before building or setting up a blind or stand. Be sure the landowner gives approval of the blind’s location. Placing a blind or a feeder too close to a property line can be dangerous, unethical and very discourteous to neighbors".

There is no law, other than shooting across property lines. However, if it's not YOUR house, then I would heed the advice above from TPWD. Don't be "that guy". up

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#6484982 - 10/07/16 08:41 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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I would think that suppressing your rifle would help the land owner make that decision in your favor.
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#6484994 - 10/07/16 08:51 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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I put it as close as I would want one to my house.
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#6484995 - 10/07/16 08:52 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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Naw i going to be nice and say the property owner next to me is a real winner,OK,[he's a real SOB],HE try's to bully some of the other older neighbor's here, He has put a deer stand just about 50 to 75 feet beside my house,Now i think there is some unwritten rule's you just DON'T DO as a hunter such as poaching,trespassing and jacking with some one's else's stuff or disturbing your neighbor's,But i guess that's the world we live in now confused2


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#6484998 - 10/07/16 08:54 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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Originally Posted By: mikeydon
Naw i going to be nice and say the property owner next to me is a real winner,OK,[he's a real SOB],He has put a deer stand just about 50 to 75 feet. beside my house,Now i think there is some unwritten rule's you just DON'T DO as a hunter such as poaching,trespassing and jacking with some one's else's stuff or disturbing your neighbor's,But i guess that's the world we live in now confused2


Nothing to stop you from mowing your yard at 7:00 AM every Saturday morning when his feeder goes off.
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#6485002 - 10/07/16 08:55 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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Flip an air compressor on when you see his deer starting to show up? confused2

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#6485003 - 10/07/16 08:57 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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Bought time to cut a couple of loads of firewood. Nothing like starting early to beat the heat. I like to rest during the heat of the day then work till dark while it is cooler also.
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#6485010 - 10/07/16 08:59 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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Just out of curiosity, have you tried to talk to him about it?
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#6485017 - 10/07/16 09:03 AM Re: How Close [Re: mikeydon]
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What county is it? There might be a law in the books.
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#6485030 - 10/07/16 09:09 AM Re: How Close [Re: stxranchman]
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I put it as close as I would want one to my house.


Wait a sec... I've shot deer out of my house before! not that close!
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#6485042 - 10/07/16 09:15 AM Re: How Close [Re: ZK-315]
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Flip an air compressor on when you see his deer starting to show up? confused2


That would be considered hunter harassment and is illegal.

http://inforney.com/local-news/item/4708...r-law-to-forney

https://www.animallaw.info/statute/tx-hunting-%C2%A7-620125-harassment-hunters-trappers-and-fishermen

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This law represents Texas' hunter harassment law, also known as the Sportsman's Rights Act. Under the section, a person may not intentionally interfere with another person lawfully engaged in the process of hunting or catching wildlife, or intentionally harass, drive, or disturb any wildlife for the purpose of disrupting lawful hunting. Violation is a Class B misdemeanor. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution that the defendant's conduct is protected by the right to freedom of speech under the constitution of this state or the United States.
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#6485045 - 10/07/16 09:19 AM Re: How Close [Re: rexmitchell]
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Just out of curiosity, have you tried to talk to him about it?


That's a two way street. Before I did something, anything, potentially obnoxious to my neighbors I would discuss the situation with them. Also, I'd imagine the hunter harassment laws wouldn't apply to routine tasks on one's own property. Unless there's a city ordinance, you have the right to mow your lawn or run an air compressor anytime that you like.
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#6485047 - 10/07/16 09:20 AM Re: How Close [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Flip an air compressor on when you see his deer starting to show up? confused2


That would be considered hunter harassment and is illegal.

http://inforney.com/local-news/item/4708...r-law-to-forney

https://www.animallaw.info/statute/tx-hunting-%C2%A7-620125-harassment-hunters-trappers-and-fishermen

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This law represents Texas' hunter harassment law, also known as the Sportsman's Rights Act. Under the section, a person may not intentionally interfere with another person lawfully engaged in the process of hunting or catching wildlife, or intentionally harass, drive, or disturb any wildlife for the purpose of disrupting lawful hunting. Violation is a Class B misdemeanor. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution that the defendant's conduct is protected by the right to freedom of speech under the constitution of this state or the United States.



While I agree with doing something out of the ordinary to disrupt their hunt could be construed as illegal, you as a property owner still have the right to do as you please on your property. With that being said, if he decided to do work in the morning involving his compressor, it is going to be really hard to argue that he is breaking the law. Especially knowing that the guy decided to hunt the fenceline which is a stones throw from your house.



Edited by rexmitchell (10/07/16 09:21 AM)
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