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what's the basic tresspass law in New York?


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I'm from NJ and am pretty familiar with the trespass laws here. But my buddy with the NY property just got a cell cam pic of a trespasser with a slug gun there (he also didn't have orange, but ignore that little tidbit). The property isn't posted on the side where the trespasser likely entered.

Is NY like NJ where if a property isn't posted it can be legally hunted?

The law in NJ is you can hunt a piece of property UNLESS (1) you were told (even if its verbally) by the owner not to enter the property, or (2) the property is posted, one sign (visible from the next) every tenth of a mile along the border, and posted at every entrance/exit.

If you have a link to the NY statute or somewhere "official" that states the NY hunting trespass laws, I would be appreciative.

Thanks.

 

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NY is can not trespass even if not posted.  However, like most laws in NY, they favor the perp. Meaning you have to give the guy written warning at least once before the law tips ever so slightly on the landowners side.  Here's a screenshot. But just Google NYS trespassing laws, and you'll find it.

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The fine ($250.00) is pretty mild compared to some other states out west.  But I don't know how often that fine is imposed, I'm guessing very rarely.  We have had the DEC come to the farm a couple of times and they did talk with the tresspassers.  We also had a County Sheriff come once when an adjacent new property owner tore down our posted signs and put up their signs on our property!  To the OP, ask and get written permission.  Otherwise, don't go there.

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1 hour ago, mazzgolf said:

Mazz, as amazing as it sounds to a NJ hunter, NY doesn’t require orange for deer hunting. I wear orange underwear on top of wearing an orange vest and sometimes an orange hat regardless of their silly laws. 

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16 minutes ago, Bucksnbows said:

Mazz, as amazing as it sounds to a NJ hunter, NY doesn’t require orange for deer hunting. I wear orange underwear on top of wearing an orange vest and sometimes an orange hat regardless of their silly laws. 

Yes it does.  Third season for it. 

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5 hours ago, Bucksnbows said:

Mazz, as amazing as it sounds to a NJ hunter, NY doesn’t require orange for deer hunting. I wear orange underwear on top of wearing an orange vest and sometimes an orange hat regardless of their silly laws. 

Incorrect.   The law changed about 3 years ago. It's absolutely required now and at 250 square inches is more compared to NJ's 200 square inches

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Yes, hunter orange (or pink) is now required in NY.  This is really unfair to the trespassers.  Seriously, for years DEC has put out their data that one was 7 times less likely to get shot while wearing orange.  I'm not sure why it took so long to have this law enacted.  We always wore it and required anyone who hunted our property to do so. 

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30 minutes ago, jperch said:

Yes, hunter orange (or pink) is now required in NY.  This is really unfair to the trespassers.  Seriously, for years DEC has put out their data that one was 7 times less likely to get shot while wearing orange.  I'm not sure why it took so long to have this law enacted.  We always wore it and required anyone who hunted our property to do so. 

There are many who believe that just because something is a good idea or practice does not mean it should be mandatory and enforced by law.

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14 hours ago, mowin said:

Yes it does.  Third season for it. 

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10 hours ago, Kayak Ken said:

Changed about a year or 2 ago. Orange is required 

 

9 hours ago, Bucndoe said:

Incorrect.   The law changed about 3 years ago. It's absolutely required now and at 250 square inches is more compared to NJ's 200 square inches

Thanks, but I’m not crazy because it was that way for a long, long time. It’s a newer law. It never impacted me because I always wear far more hunter orange than is required. 

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18 hours ago, mazzgolf said:

I'm from NJ and am pretty familiar with the trespass laws here. But my buddy with the NY property just got a cell cam pic of a trespasser with a slug gun there (he also didn't have orange, but ignore that little tidbit). The property isn't posted on the side where the trespasser likely entered.

Is NY like NJ where if a property isn't posted it can be legally hunted?

The law in NJ is you can hunt a piece of property UNLESS (1) you were told (even if its verbally) by the owner not to enter the property, or (2) the property is posted, one sign (visible from the next) every tenth of a mile along the border, and posted at every entrance/exit.

If you have a link to the NY statute or somewhere "official" that states the NY hunting trespass laws, I would be appreciative.

Thanks.

 

I am gathering  from the Thread,I posted- Other Areas To Hunt - that these areas are not common in different  areas of New York.

    I know of 2 such Areas. One area my Father has hunted since the late 1960s. Along with a few Generations of Hunters by now as in my case. 

   The Orange County Federation  Of Sportsman's Clubs released Pheasants in this area for many years. Once Stewart State Forest and Sterling Forest State Park became State Land- both in 1999-- The Pheasants were released much more in those 2 areas.

   Many Decades long MIA Landowners. And the Taxes are paid. Probably  Auto Refill.

  I understand  there are other areas like this that the Locals know about. - Hint- forget the Hunters and look for the ATVs and Dirtbikes on the Weekends entering and leaving and you may have found one of these areas.

    All the groups get along from the Horseback Riders,Soccer  Mom's bout for a Jog,Dog Walkers,Hikers, Hunters, and the people  enjoying those ATV and Dirtbike  rides who keep the Trails and Woodsroads open for the rest of us.

   Thanks Guys.

   And right now as,I write this ,I guarantee  there are Deer Hunters out on this Beautiful  Thanksgiving Day in both areas that,I know about. 

  The Police Station is a 1/4 mile off of one of these areas and the parking area makes a good place to catch Speeders on occasion. -- How Ya Doing,I am going in for Fall Turkey Hunting Today.-- Good Luck to you.  

Take The Multiple Use Area Challenge. 

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