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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    Goof info there and about what I thought. There is a misconception that unless land it posted you can't be charged for trespassing. But I agree totally with you putting up signs.
    Landowner and Hunter FAQs

    Couldn't find this link before, but I finally found it. It pretty much sums up what I was asking. There is one part saying if You know of dangers on Your property it is up to You to post signs otherwise You would be liable for any accidents, etc. from outsiders coming onto your property. You got it right though FN1910.
    Thnx. everyone!
    (All the above are MY opinions/suggestions ONLY....AND, I like to bust ball's, it's called having a sense of humor. In other words, no intent to offend anyone, so get over it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambo42xa View Post
    Landowner and Hunter FAQs

    Couldn't find this link before, but I finally found it. It pretty much sums up what I was asking. There is one part saying if You know of dangers on Your property it is up to You to post signs otherwise You would be liable for any accidents, etc. from outsiders coming onto your property. You got it right though FN1910.
    Thnx. everyone!
    I could see why you would be liable if you were being negligent, but does this still apply even if the person who is injured is a trespasser, criminal, or anyone who does not legally have a right to be on your property?

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    From what I understood is, as long as the property owner knows of ANY dangers on said property, He/She must post signs warning the public of these dangers which will then cover your ass IF someone disobeyed the signs and got injured from said danger. I'm sure there are loopholes in this law which May also have me calling my home insurance now. At the same time, I really don't think I need to because this is My backyard and not a range which is a different.
    Ok, you have no signs posted...... and someone cuts through your property. They trip over a branch/log because there are many of these in the woods and they get hurt. Now, are You liable?
    You have signs posted, they cut through OR You gave them permission to cut through and they trip and get hurt. Are You liable?
    Like I said, I think IF You know of the dangers on your property. You must post the sign/s that are appropriate letting the public know of the danger/s so if something was to happen You will then not be liable.
    Both my signs will read: "No Trespassing" and the other sign will be "Warning/Active Shooting"......all no more than 100' apart.
    Someone please correct me if I misunderstood any of the info I had read from the link I had posted.
    Just a reminder, this topic is related to {laws** "posting signs" on your property (which there are no laws) if you are shooting in your backyard in NH.
    Thnx.
    (All the above are MY opinions/suggestions ONLY....AND, I like to bust ball's, it's called having a sense of humor. In other words, no intent to offend anyone, so get over it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    I could see why you would be liable if you were being negligent, but does this still apply even if the person who is injured is a trespasser, criminal, or anyone who does not legally have a right to be on your property?
    This is tricky but yes you can be liable under certain conditions. Say if there was an old well that was somewhat hidden on your property and a child fell in (remember Timmy in the well) and got hurt you could be liable especially if it was close to a road. Now if it was deep in the woods and a bank robber running from the law fell in you may get a reward.

    Suppose you had ATV riders using you property as a trail and you wanted to stop them. You put up a wire about three feet off the ground and posted the property as no trespassing. They ignored the signs and hit the wire. You better hope you get a sympathetic jury.

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    The correct thing to do is have the sign read........No Trespassing/Dangerous Trails (and spread all the wire you want! ). Now, if they ignore the signs and get hurt you will not be held. Remember, the property owner has to know what the danger is or a cause to harm someone or something on said property and POST it. By running wire, the owner of the property is in the wrong because now this person is the one causing the harm/danger and you will be held liable . I know you were just giving an example.
    To let someone know there is a danger on your property (you shooting) and to cover you ass, it would be a good idea to post these signs.
    These are something of what I am going to post (without the word "Range" though):
    No Trespassing/Active Shooting
    Keep Out/Active Shooting Range
    Danger/Shooting Range
    WARNING/Active Shooting.......etc.
    What the hell do I know. I could be wrong on everything I've said.....
    (All the above are MY opinions/suggestions ONLY....AND, I like to bust ball's, it's called having a sense of humor. In other words, no intent to offend anyone, so get over it)

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    If a child falls down a well on your property, then the property owner should not be liable; the child's parents should be for not keeping track of their children's whereabouts at all times. As for the example of the ATV riders, again, the private property is somewhere they technically have no right to be. If, on the other hand, the ATV accident happens on a public street, where they do have a right to be, then they should be able to legally sue.

    As you can probably tell from this post and previous others, I am sympathetic to the rights of property owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    If a child falls down a well on your property, then the property owner should not be liable; the child's parents should be for not keeping track of their children's whereabouts at all times. As for the example of the ATV riders, again, the private property is somewhere they technically have no right to be. If, on the other hand, the ATV accident happens on a public street, where they do have a right to be, then they should be able to legally sue.

    As you can probably tell from this post and previous others, I am sympathetic to the rights of property owners.
    Totally in agreement with you but just giving examples of real life. A local motel owner kept running certain neighborhood kids out of his motel pool (it was near a housing project). One of the kids eventually drowned and the motel owner was sued. He lost because he didn't have a fence around the pool and a lifeguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    Totally in agreement with you but just giving examples of real life. A local motel owner kept running certain neighborhood kids out of his motel pool (it was near a housing project). One of the kids eventually drowned and the motel owner was sued. He lost because he didn't have a fence around the pool and a lifeguard.
    As opposed to the parents, who could have been able to prevent this better than any lifeguard. It just amazes me that people today don't seem to want to take responsibility for their own actions. When they or someone they love gets injured due to their own negligence or irresponsibility, they blame others and expect them to pay, even though they weren't at all negligent. Americans are too lawsuit happy today.

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