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I woke up to the dog barking this morning, and as I was leaving for work, I spotted an orange vest in the 5 acre woods behind my house. I hung around for a bit to see who it was, and it turned out to be the property owner's son-in-law, his son, and his daughter's fiance. Now, I only own the house I live in, not the ground it sets on. I would like an inconspicous way to make it unpleasant if not impossible for the hunters to pass through my yard on their way to the woods, which is about 20 feet from my house. Any ideas? I'm afraid to put food out for the critters, since that would make them more easily spotted.
 

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Ask the land owner if you can put a fence around the yard next to the house. You can say it's for the dog.<br><br><br><br>
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You could try making the area less appealing to the animals being hunted. If the hunting is no good there the hunters may go elsewhere. When the hunters are not around take your dog for a walk in the woods. His sent may spook off some of the animals. Animals can also be suspicious of unfamiliar sights and sounds too. Hanging wind chimes in the trees may make the animals cautious. Only put the chimes out during hunting season, otherwise the animals may get use to them.
 

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Those are really good ideas, especially about the dog. I noticed after we moved in that deer no longer came up to the doors. They used to hang out on the back porch <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Put up some 'Danger! Rattlesnake nesting area' signs at the tree line. And/or play the 1812 Overture at full volume on a loudspeaker whenever you see the hunters about.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veganforelife</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Shoot 'em...hey if they can shoot then they can be shot.</div>
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I don't think the OP wants to kill any animals, not even the stupid human animals.
 

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I've heard of people getting human hair clippings from hair salons and spreading it around. Also there is deer repellant you could spread around.
 

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I hate it because I can hear the gunshots every now and then in the woods around my house and even at the shopping plaza. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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How close to your house are they actually hunting? There's no chance of a ricocheting bullet getting to your yard, is there?
 

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I don't really know. There's a house across the street and the woods are just beyond their yard. At the A&P you can see the woods and I don't know how far in the hunters are. I'm hoping it sounds closer than it actually is, maybe the echo and all. It's just such an awful sound.
 

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How do you own the house but not the property? Do you live in a condo?</div>
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Kind of. The house sits on my SO's grandmother's property, but the person who set the house there passed away over the summer. He just paid her a low rent for using the land. The house was being sold for $4000 and it needed to be moved, since his Gma didn't want anyone but family living on her property. So, we bought the house, but don't have to pay any land rent.<br><br><br><br>
The danger of bullets hitting my house is actually kind of high, except that I am also about 20 ft from another house that has small children in it. The hunters that get permission to hunt out there are told not to shoot towards the south, since that's the direction of three houses, including the land owner's.<br><br><br><br>
I found out after posting this that the shot I heard had hit a deer that ran off. There is blood and fur all over the woods where it ran after being shot, but the deer wasn't found by the guys that shot it, nor by us or our pets. Poor little doe.
 

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Pee in the woods. Put it in a bottle and spray it about. That'll make them go away. Also the hair clippings and lots of noisey things to keep "critters out of the yard".<br><br><br><br>
My sister suggests learning how to play the trumpet and practice on the porch. If they can shoot loud guns at that hour... you can learn a new instrument. Or Opera singing!
 

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Pee in the woods. Put it in a bottle and spray it about. That'll make them go away. Also the hair clippings and lots of noisey things to keep "critters out of the yard".<br><br><br><br>
My sister suggests learning how to play the trumpet and practice on the porch. If they can shoot loud guns at that hour... you can learn a new instrument. Or Opera singing!</div>
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Wouldn't it be best to have male urine? Perhaps a zoo or something would sell a urine that would be most effective for keeping away certain mammals for their own protection.
 

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Why don't you talk to your SO's Grandmother and tell her that you're concerned about you, your pet's, and your neighbours safety, and ask her to withdraw her consent for them to walk over her land.
 

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I would just ignore it unless you actually feel your life is in danger somehow. As sad as killing animals is if they have permission to hunt there than it is none of your business.
 

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I would just ignore it unless you actually feel your life is in danger somehow. As sad as killing animals is if they have permission to hunt there than it is none of your business.</div>
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Uhmmm yea I am not even going to touch this one... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"><br><br><br><br>
I think it's good that you want to interfere with their hunting. My dad is a fishing addict and I try to talk sense into him until I'm blue in the face. He isn't going to change and doesn't understand why I won't go visit with him and go fishing with him *sigh*<br><br><br><br>
You'd think we'd evolve past the urge to kill other living beings for sport <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 
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