A very good thing happened today! We have owned our land (32 acres) for 5 years now, and we always have trouble with trespassers during the hunting seasons. We put up signs, they tear them down. We warn them, they come back again. We call DNR, but the are too busy to chase trespassers (no surprise there as they really do stay pretty busy)... We have had our farm/gardening equipment stolen, broken, mutilated... We've also had some of our crops destroyed just because they didn't like where we put the garden on our own land? We finally had it, and put up the signs. Today, the day before deer gun season, Karen and I walked out on the land to see how many human and four wheeler tracks we would find, and if we were gonna get any free hunting supplies (we confiscate all gear we find on our land). There is no way to get on our property without walking past 3-4 no trespassing signs. We walked until my legs just couldn't take any more, and we headed back to the car (we parked on the lower end of the land). When we got close to the car, there was a police officer standing at the car! He called out "how ya'll doin?" when we were within hearing distance, and I replied with, "good! You're just in time!". He kinda looked at me with a surprised look on his face. I was carrying a carbon arrow that I found stuck in the ground. We got to the car and he asked if we owned the land. We answered and conversation ensued. It seems our neighbor at that end of the land, across the highway had seen us pull in. He didn't know it was us, and he called the police. THANK YOU! I have to get down there this afternoon when he gets home from work to thank him! Apparently he is fed up with all the trespassers as well! He didn't know my wife's car, he only knows my old truck, so he couldn't have known it was us. To get back to the story, we sat and talked with the officer telling him about all the problems we had with trespassers tearing up our stuff, AND of the 2 teenagers that DO NOT harm our land. Those 2 are really good kids, and we have no problem with them on our property! They actually respect the land and do no harm, ever. I handed him the arrow, and he said the same thing I told Karen. This arrow has been shot through a deer! I replied with yeap, it has the tell tale signs of it. It was an Easton 2219 with a muzzy broadhead (yes I use to bowhunt religiously before my back went out. LOL) After about 15 minutes of talking about it, he said he was going to ask a question on a personal level. We said ok,of course. He told us how he has been on the police force for 24 years, and is a hunter/gun education officer. That got my attention real quick! I am a firm believer in hunter AND gun education! He said that if he were allowed to hunt the land, he would police it as well, and protect it. I jumped all over that, and we now have a legal protector for our property! WOOHOO!:cool2: Now the trespassers don't just have to deal with me, they have a police officer watching for them! They're toast.:smile2: I know there are a lot of people that believe stopping trespassers is wrong... I don't care. They destroyed our property, so they don't get the chance anymore without legal action!