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What happens if a deer is shot and crosses the property line onto neighboring property?
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Game
Used to be the law was to make every effort to recover wounded animals. But now that the land owners own the game and controls all aspects of the hunt, it's probably trespassing. I guess you can't call them game any more but private livestock. We sure don't need to pay the state for licencing or need the Wildlife and Fishers anymore.
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It depends.
It depends on the shot placement.
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Property Line
If it was me I would let you look for your deer as long as you asked for permission!! If you would be caught without making any effort to ask permission I would prosecute you for trespassing !!
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Property line
Thanks
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My 2 cents
As I understand it, the deer is yours but you have to go find the property owner/lessee to get permission to go on their land. Once that is secured you can then collect your deer.
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Property line
From what I remember when I took my hunters safety course, you were allowed to retrieve downed game as long as you left your weapon on property that you had permission to hunt. This was quite a few years back.

Warren
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Call LDWF
Yea marshrat is correct. You can call LDWF and they will give you permission to retrieve your animal. Technically you dont even need your neighbors permission to cross but that would probably be your best bet.
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Tresspassing
Marshrat is almost right.

The trespass statute specifically outlines the legal method to retrieve a dog but the statute is silent on retrieving game.
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LRS 14:63B - No person shall enter upon immovable property owned by another without express, legal, or implied authorization.

Exceptions include:(6) The owner of a domestic animal while in the sole process of merely retrieving his domestic animal from immovable property and not having a firearm or other weapon on his person.
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It's good to be friendly with your neighbors. Based on what I know they could refuse to allow you entry and claim a deer as their own. If someone has contrary info I'd be interested in seeing it.
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