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Trespass 3 times and you’d face a felony under new Idaho proposal

Discussion in 'Idaho Flyway Forum' started by sdkidaho, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    "Fines for trespassing on private property in Idaho could get stiffer, and habitual offenders could find themselves charged with a felony under a bill introduced in the Legislature on Thursday.

    “We need to change how we deal with trespass on private property,” House Agricultural Affairs Chairwoman Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, told her committee.

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    Boyle, a rancher, said she has experienced a lot of problems on her property."

    Full story here:
    http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article199165344.html

    Not sure how I feel about it. If you have habitual offenders, they need stiffer penalties, but a felony? Seems pretty harsh. So this lady politician has had some trespassers and is tired of it and wants to hold them to the flame... Not sure I think it's felony worthy. Hit them with higher monetary fines each time they trespass...

    A felony conviction takes away a lot of your rights.
     
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  2. northern

    northern Elite Refuge Member

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    This crap about posting your property only at access or streams is crap because it is unsightly . What about owners that post property that they don't own. Leave things how they are. If you don't want people to hunt on your property, then post it correctly. If it is posted legally then go after them with larger fines.
     

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