Discussion in 'Hunting' started by somethingbenign, Jul 21, 2020.
I share the game I kill with them, skinned, butchered in professionally wrapped butcher paper like it came from a neighborhood butcher shop.
I've NEVER had it turned down.
Looks like a good way to be invited back to me.
I love it. I get to go on armadillo patrol. I rode my atv around small part of the farm and my GPS said that it was a 4 mile ride. Call coyotes, shoot beavers out of the pond, watch for dogs and trespassers.
I second that. It's the only meat that still wears your jaw out even though it's ground.
I brushhog my lease. Even though it doesn't help my hunting. It does make it look better. Not having tall grass makes it easier to walk the trails.
I suppose my tactic to keep the land owners happy is to treat their daughter well, having married her.
From the land owners’ perspective, people that hunt my in-laws’ place (with their permission and with my direction) give me either a back strap or rear leg if they get something, their choice. It fills my freezer faster.
LOL, yeah, I did that too, marry the farmer's daughter. (not just to be able to hunt his land; actually that didn't happen until we'd been married for 7 years. We lived in other states until then.) Our niece and her husband now own it, and he has it blocked out for him and his Dad and brother for a couple more years (they never had private land to hunt before) so I'm biding my time for now. I and my son have pulled deer and turkey off that land for a while, I'm fine with them getting a chance.
Beer or hard liquor, or in one case, a few good cigars, works wonders. Along with caretaking of the land.
Any ways find out what they like and get a decent what ever it is.
On my land, the best way for people to say "thanks" is to observe my simple rules: appreciate the access I'm giving you, don't abuse it, be safe and don't cause me any trouble.
On other's land, I like the thing of giving the gift card, but what I do differently from the other posters is I give a card that will buy a dinner at the nearest nice restaurant for both farmer and spouse. I like having both of them think well of me.
I went back to a property to look for a hog I shot the night before and noticed a calf out in the road. It was trying to get back in the property, but could not, dancing back and forth along the fence. Mama and some others are there on the left, inside the fence.
While my wife and I tried to herd it toward the gate we opened, it got scared and magically found the hole it was looking for and ducked back through the fence that was twice compromised. I am not much of a fence guy and didn't have the tools necessary to fix the broken wire, but had some straight wire to reattach the one strand of barbed wire broken free of the T-post. I flagged the broken wire and contacted the rancher (lives in the next town) with pics and a location so that he could do a proper repair and he was there within the hour.
This took all of 15 minutes of our day, but it was something the rancher really appreciated.
There will definitely be some wild game sausage involved. Probably some gift cards for the holidays. I am an equipment mechanic by occupation so I would love to lend some of those services as well as any lawn and landscaping work that may be needed.
Still looking for a willing recipient.
He keeps telling me not to give him anything but he deserves it.
He's got pride in his family property so learning about it and hearing his stories, sharing my own stories on the land has been a great way to build the relationship.
Keep up the good work!
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