Sounds a bit quaint, but it’s a label that still fits for someone using land owned by another person, without their permission…as I found out yesterday.
Traveled to pay what I thought were my delinquent taxes, which turned out I wasn’t (could have sent them a check!) and then went to check out the land I own and the ‘Posted” signs wife unit and I had put up about 4 months earlier. Saw all the signs had been taken down and scattered.
The culprit is most likely local; someone who knows the land is owned by someone who cannot keep a regular eye on it. Still poaching is poaching and while I have no problems with someone using the wooded portion to hunt on, they need to have written permission- from me.
What I could do is take the nuclear option- contact a timber company to sell off all the timber, level the land and thus remove any habitat for game and render it useless for hunting.