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I was given permission to hunt some property and was instructed as to the property lines I was given wrong information and accidentally set up a few yards on the wrong side the neighboring property owner took me stuff and refuses to give it back even though it happened on accident what can I do about getting my stuff back


  • CDill9CDill9 Posts: 108 Officer
    Did you leave your stuff on his property over night or did he confront you and take it from you?
    It was there for three weeks before I went back he never contacted me I contacted him to see if he had it and he said yes and was keeping it instead of having me arrested for tress passing
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter Posts: 5,610 Moderator
    If you are hunting, you are obviously armed, and if caught trespassing,the charge would be "armed trespassing" which is a serious felony. You would need an atty to fight these charges. I don't know what you lost, but it's probably cheaper than an atty. If the guy is an AH and won't give it back after you explained you had permission to hunt on a neighboring property and made an honest mistake where you set your belongings, consider it an expensive lesson that could have been more expensive.
  • Egreen cobraEgreen cobra Posts: 230 Deckhand
    Jack, OP may not have had a weapon on him if he just set up his stand etc. so it'd just be trespassing.
    Is the property Posted? fenced? If so does it meet statutes?
    Knowingly taking your belongings is theft.
    Do you have the permission in writing?

    The law could be on your side.
  • reelpleasurereelpleasure Posts: 754 Officer
    It was there for three weeks before I went back he never contacted me I contacted him to see if he had it and he said yes and was keeping it instead of having me arrested for tress passing

    Seems like a good deal to me.
  • SJCSJC Posts: 2,572 Captain
    This may help a little

    Under Florida Statutes section 588.10, a property owner must provide proper notice to all parties that may enter the property. All gates, fence corners, and all boundaries that lay along waterways must have posted notices of proper size and composition. The postings can be no more than 500 feet apart. If no notice of trespassing is posted on a piece of property and the party cannot know who owns the land, the party may not be able to be assumed to be a trespasser. This may change the party's status in liability for damages for harm that may befall that individual. Certain facilities require different wording in the posted notices, and a different penalty for the person caught trespassing.

    If the guy doesn't have the proper signs up I would call the sheriff and get my crap back!
    The Beatings will continue until moral improves!
  • stc1993stc1993 Posts: 10,601 AG
    :Agree I'd go to the sheriff and get my stuff back unless he had it posted.
  • Roc N RolRoc N Rol Posts: 1,352 Officer
    There is another post on this in Hunt Camp, he says it happened in Georgia.
    Same post is me it was in ga the property was not posted and yes I had written permission this guy is just a jerk still waiting for a call back if not satisfied I will be contacting the magistrate judge for a hearing for a rit of posession
  • ReelinrudyReelinrudy Posts: 298 Deckhand
    Same thing happened to me awhile back, except I was on the other end and got 2 new treestands :dance I thought maybe it was a mistake and I would happily give them back to the guy if he would contact me, but I guess he knows he was on someone else's land and doesn't have the balls to ask for them back. 2 years in a row I have gotten a new stand.
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