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Something to worry about? #7629987 10/11/19 04:30 PM
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A couple of weeks ago the rancher at our lease planted winter wheat for his cattle. It's a good thing, deer hit it hard. Last weekend while opening the gate I noticed something odd. The last 3 or 4 links of chain were held together by tightly bound bailing wire. It is long enough to lock without those links. So I gotta wonder... did the ranch hand(s) forget their key and cut the chain to get in to plant? Or, did they plan on coming back when they don't have the key to their lock for some hunting?

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Re: Something to worry about? [Re: LarryCopper] #7629994 10/11/19 04:37 PM
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Most folks that live & work in rural areas see more deer (basically all game) in a normal week than a hunter that comes out only twice per month off season and around 3 days a week during season see's in a year.
So unless you're talking about dishonest people and having something really outstanding on your lease I doubt the folks working for the LO care or give hunting a place they don't have permission to, much thought.

A picture like that would be concerning to me, I have no clue about the baling wire, hopefully the LO does, I'm sure he'll appreciate your noticing & the heads up.

Re: Something to worry about? [Re: LarryCopper] #7630010 10/11/19 05:03 PM
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Good wire job properly twisted clockwise, I'm going with forgot key.

Re: Something to worry about? [Re: LarryCopper] #7630021 10/11/19 05:15 PM
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I say someone forgot a key.

Re: Something to worry about? [Re: LarryCopper] #7630031 10/11/19 05:19 PM
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Prolly forgot the key.
Put a new chain and lock if it worries you.


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Re: Something to worry about? [Re: LarryCopper] #7630075 10/11/19 06:26 PM
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To me, that wire looks like it has been there for a little while.


Re: Something to worry about? [Re: Big_Country01] #7630101 10/11/19 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Big_Country01
To me, that wire looks like it has been there for a little while.

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Re: Something to worry about? [Re: LarryCopper] #7630118 10/11/19 07:07 PM
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I forgot the key one time and wasn’t about to drive 3.5 hours back home. Not when tractor supply was only 10 min down the road. I bought some cutters and a new lock to work as a link to hold it all back together. I called the land owner, told him what an idiot I was and that I would fix it. He laughed and was fine with it. The next trip back I cleaned it all up with a new heavier chain and only his lock. Stuff happens... good of you to say something though.

Re: Something to worry about? [Re: LarryCopper] #7630140 10/11/19 07:18 PM
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Good to notice. Really no idea on cause. Hiding in plain site can be very effective.


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My vote was there is a logical (not dishonest or deceitful) reason for it. Regardless keep us posted on what you find out.

Re: Something to worry about? [Re: dogcatcher] #7630207 10/11/19 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Originally Posted by Big_Country01
To me, that wire looks like it has been there for a little while.

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Re: Something to worry about? [Re: LarryCopper] #7630282 10/11/19 09:45 PM
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Seen that many times over the years. Never once did it turn out to be poachers.


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Re: Something to worry about? [Re: dogcatcher] #7630286 10/11/19 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
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To me, that wire looks like it has been there for a little while.

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Probably a good, not devious reason for it, but I would still check with the LO just to be sure. I'm sure he will appreciate your diligence.

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