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I was at Truman yesterday.My main worry hunting Corps Land is getting over on Private Property.I found a line of their signs.Seems to me they are hard to see,but the ones I found were pretty close together.

I'm really wanting to hunt this land regular.And I feel alot of people avoid it because of the same fears I have.

If you hunt it how do you keep from accidently getting on Private Property?

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If you hunt it how do you keep from accidently getting on Private Property?
I have never hunted corp property so I can not answer that question but I have heard many a story about the same problem...... Good luck:cheers:
 

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Originally posted by oneshot 1
I was at Truman yesterday.My main worry hunting Corps Land is getting over on Private Property.I found a line of their signs.Seems to me they are hard to see,but the ones I found were pretty close together.
From my experience you would be one of the few (people worried about getting on private land). I have several tracts adjoining Corps land around Truman and one always gets overrun with trespassers.

There are two "types" of corps land around Truman. Some is managed by the MDC and is well marked. The rest has those survey markers as you found. Generally the land above those markers is private. The markers were placed so you could stand at one and see the next - the corps used to do a good job at keeping the boundaries lines cleared. In places the brush will have regrown to the point you can't see the next post.

I wouldn't be afraid of bowhunting it but be careful joining the masses with high powered rifles.
 

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Originally posted by oneshot 1

If you hunt it how do you keep from accidently getting on Private Property?
If I had private land that bordered an area like that, you can bet that it would be clearly and frequently marked as such!
 

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I used to hunt COE land around Wappapello quite a bit, and never had trouble with boundary lines. There was COE land, University State Forest land, private land and Wappapello State Park land coming together in a relatively small area, and it was all clearly marked. Just watch for signs, posts, fences and purple paint, and you should be fine. :cheers:
 

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I was hunting in Souther MO @ my favorite Spring Turkey Area, when I decided to cross the road and look around. I found a great spot! Next morning, I went to hunt that spot. I was sitting down, calling a little, just a sun rise, and here comes a person. He/She leans up against a tree, and then the Turkeys flew down, and scattered. :banghead: So, I stand up, walk over to the person, and say, "excuse me". The person turned around really quick, and pointed the shotgun at me!! It was an older lady, she says, "you're on private property!", I say what?, No I'm not, according to the map, this should be MTF? No, it's not, leave and go back the way you came!! While still pointing the shotgun at me!!

No offense to the women out there, but that left a bad taste in my mouth!! No reason to point a gun at someone! If she was scared, she should of put some distance between us. The front of her barrel was approximately 4 or 5' away.

I stay away from borders now!!
 
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