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Montana corner crossing law hb235

a link from bowsite on the montana corner crossing law, good read,, thoughts,

http://forums.bowsite.com/tf/regiona...ES=20&state=Mt
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    Pretty much impossible to cross a corner with out trespassing on at least one of the two private corners. A good GPS will get you close but most are running 10 to 20 feet accuracy. I don't see how this can happen without legal survey's and obtained easements for a proper point of entry. Then there will need to be compensation to the private property owners for use of their land.

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    I think it's a great idea and signed the petition last week. It will open up a lot of public land that is bottle necked in checker board tracts. Public land that only private party's have access to. I have wanted to see this for years.
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    Have been told some wyoming prosacuters are recogniseing GPS corner jumping, meaning some counties will prosecute corner jumping as tresspassing and some will not.
    To my way of thinking the landowners should be taxed on everything they land lock=not paid a tresspass fee.......For walkins.
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    The view is very much different from either side of the fence.

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    Re: Montana corner crossing law hb235

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    Pretty much impossible to cross a corner with out trespassing on at least one of the two private corners. A good GPS will get you close but most are running 10 to 20 feet accuracy. I don't see how this can happen without legal survey's and obtained easements for a proper point of entry. Then there will need to be compensation to the private property owners for use of their land.

    Jeff
    On the other hand, how can one really "know" where the corner is, unless its marked with a verified survey. I've seen surveys based on ancient divisions, where there were simple math errors that propagated for around 100 years (my friend was involved in a very costly court case about this).

    If its public land, then the public should be able to access that land.
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    If its public land, then the public should be able to access that land.
    I agree. But there needs to be legal access obtained or granted. At this time, when we are all concerned about loosing our freedoms, do we feel it would be right to force private property owners to allow free access across private land to get there? It is not the property owners fault that the state or BLM acquired parcels of ground that was surrounded by private land on 4 sides. That's why I say a legal access point need to be surveyed and obtained for access. Also there needs to be corner markers put up where ever there are no fences. Proper proceedures need to be followed, not just a have at it mentality.

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