I don't want anyone else on my property, so I absolutely respect another landowners decision to say no. If you let someone on your place, the next thing you know they bring a friend. That friend then decided it's OK to go whenever they want, they'll eventually tell someone they know where they went and then that person and their buddy will be on your place. After a while, you'll end up with trash everywhere and torn down fences. I just stop all that before it begins.
Did you think about that ridiculous question before you posted it? I can't tell if you're ignorant, stupid or just an a$$hole. What does the word trespass mean to you? Spend more time reflecting on your lack of morals and less time worrying about people's grammar.
You're obviously not a landowner but try and picture this: you tell someone no, you can't dig on my land, they do it anyways... what would your reaction be?
Fortunately around my way we have a method of dealing with folks like you.
Oh, and thieves isn't spelled theives, they taught me that in grade school. But hey who am I to question a well educated, stand-up fella like yourself?
2 Men Found Guilty of Illegal Herb Hunting
2 men found guilty of hunting for ginseng
By CHARLITTA RODRIGUES
Updated 8:31 AM EDT, Thu, Sep 16, 2010
A judge found two men guilty on a long list of charges related to hunting for the herb ginseng.
Gary Lee Farris, 50, of Westernport, Md., and John Darryl Mayhew, 48, of Piedmont, W.Va., were charged by authorities with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources with harvesting ginseng out of season, collecting ginseng without a permit, removing and damaging plants from state lands and using property of state wild lands for commercial gain.
According to Western Maryland Research & Education Center, ginseng is in high demand and has anti-tumor, anti-viral, antioxidant, and metabolic effects. Wild and wild-simulated ginseng can be worth $400-$600.
The Maryland Natural Resources Police said they arrested Farris and Mayhew during a search for a missing hiker in June at Savage River State Forest. Authorities said 65 searchers looked throughout some 6,000 acres on foot and horseback to find 72-year-old James Lewis Alt from Piedmont, W.Va.
Authorities said Alt, Farris and Mayhew were hunting for ginseng while the season was closed. Alt was charged with harvesting ginseng out of season, collecting ginseng without a permit, removing, damaging, plants from state lands, and using property of state wild lands for commercial gain. A trial for his charges has not been scheduled.
A judge fined Farris and Mayhew $500 plus court costs. Those fees will be suspended after successful completion of one year unsupervised probation. They do, however, have to pay $500 in restitution for Maryland National Resources Police.
Re:a question about poachers
8 years 8 months ago #5609
Two men was sentenced for poaching ginseng in the Great Smoky Mountains Park. 45 days in jail and $1000 dollars in fines for one . The other 15 days in jail and $800 dollars in fines. Being a poacher is a bad idea.