Wild Trout forever
Not saying it's O.K.,just saying there's a reason for private property laws and signs.I don't think someone with 400 acres would call it a backyard,but I could be wrong.To give a current example of what I'm getting at,in Portland they are having a problem convicting car thieves because the state has the burden of having to prove the perp knew the car was stolen.Now that's messed up.Not that someone who makes the leap to walking through your front door is going to give a hoot about your sign.They get everything they deserve.But does this extend to a fireman or policeman responding to a situation you are unaware of? There are different levels to every scenario.
Ofcourse, this is the far end of what I want, and they want, but just an example of what happens when people think that since anything without a NO is a GO, there are dangers.
Life, jobs, rulings. I do put signs up to keep people away, not so much if it is legally my responsibility.
Someone coming to the house to ask access to the river is a much appreciated gesture that usually goes over well- to me, or anyone. Sneaking on is not tolerated or smart. Last thing we want to do is be a part of the problem with access. Bad apples make things tough.
Locally, 1200-1400+ pound Angus bulls do not care about signs and work 24/7 to protect "their" property for apparent fun
We used to have a steelhead fishing shack on our property that the old boys (born in the 1800's!!!) would walk down and plunk, would always stop at the house on the first fishing trip of the year to ask about the cow situation. Smart guys ! Reason why they were old fisherman! The first fish of the year usually was offered to the landowner as well, I recall. A nice gesture. Miss them.
People respecting each other, living in peace !