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Old 09/27/08, 04:10 AM
 
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Purple Paint on Fence Posts, ???

I have seen purple paint on fence posts and trees, etc. And recently even on paper or cardboard posted close to gates.

I assume it has to do with hunting, but dont know what it means.

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I am pretty sure that it means "No trespassing, no hunting".

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Old 09/27/08, 05:11 AM
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In MO it means NO TRESPASSING.

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It's the same as posting a no trespassing sign in Missouri ( and in Arkansas too I believe)

The exact legal requirements are:

Any owner or lessee of real property can post property with the purple paint marks.

Purple paint marks must be placed on either trees or posts

Vertical paint lines must be at least 8 inches long

The bottom edge of each paint mark must be between 3 feet and 5 feet off the ground.

Paint marks must be readily visible to any person approaching the property.

Purple paint marks cannot be more than 100 ft. apart.

You trespass on property marked with purple paint or no trespassing signs you can be charged with First Degree Trespass which is a Class B Misdemeanor with potential punishment of a maximum $500 fine and/or a maximum of 6 months in jail.

If you're armed while doing so there are enhanced penalties if I remember correctly. Also if the person has an Injunction or a Cease and Desist Order against the individual trespasser or a specific entity (such as hunting guide service or outfitter who encourages, allows or directs others to trespass on your property) then there are other penalties in addition to the First Degree Trespassing charge.

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Wow, the power of purple paint.....

Thanks for the information. Now I won't have to guess at what it means.

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Quint is right...purple paint means that the land is posted...mike

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Just a "aside" remark--new neighbor moved on the farm next to ours, and seeing our purple paint markings, painted his too---in blue paint!!!

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Faithful One,
It is not a matter of lazy,it is very simple to spray or brush and the legal hunter knows what it means. In MO. it means no hunting and the paint is sold as "hunter purple". Signs are destroyed by weather and low life types of people, As for the LAW you must live in town call in on vandalism good luck they most likely will loose the call. Oh gosh this will upset you we kill and eat wild animals and help control then population.
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65824,
Great post I was so upset I couldn't post what I felt. You did a great reply. I get upset and the ones who enter our property and talk face to face usually do not come back or even drive down our road. Glenn

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65284, the poster posts some other really stupid stuff. Click the user name and read other opinionated drivel.

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I think that Faithful One is trolling. A person who is so Christian that they don't even believe in retirement funds (and never returns to comment on their thread) who would deface other people's property?

Back to the purple paint thing. Driving down 76 from NY to Pittsburgh, there are a few giant purple prism things hanging from trees. The first thing that came to mind was purple paint, but I don't know how many people up here know about that. Anyone in the area care to enlighten me?

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Had a guy walk on my Place while I was hunting.I stopped him.He said he didn't know.I took him right back to the tree that he had just walked by,showed him the Paint and told him I didn't want to see him here again I guess word got around because everyone knows.Plus they know I have Cameras up.

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If you want people to "KEEP OUT" (but then the question is what are you hiding? Since land is publicly held)
Poor spelling & punctuation throughout the entire post! The sentence fragments I quoted make no sense whatsoever. Since when is privately owned land "publicly held?" And what is wrong with wanting privacy? If I wanted everyone to know my business I'd set up housekeeping in the town square. I wonder if "Faithful One" (faithful to what or whom?) would want strangers setting up tents in her/his front yard? If not, what is he/she hiding?
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I think that Faithful One is trolling. A person who is so Christian that they don't even believe in retirement funds (and never returns to comment on their thread) who would deface other people's property?

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Yeah. What religion is it that says "Thou shalt not provide for thyself. Thou shalt spend ones money freely and then beg from others when too old to provide for thyself." Is that the religion called "Gubment will gimme what I need, amen"?
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Around here red paint on the fence posts means no trespassing. I figured in KS it meant they were K State fans.

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I think that Faithful One is trolling. A person who is so Christian that they don't even believe in retirement funds (and never returns to comment on their thread) who would deface other people's property?

Back to the purple paint thing. Driving down 76 from NY to Pittsburgh, there are a few giant purple prism things hanging from trees. The first thing that came to mind was purple paint, but I don't know how many people up here know about that. Anyone in the area care to enlighten me?Kayleigh


i think they might be mosquito traps to check for west nile virus.
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I have seen purple paint on fence posts and trees, etc. And recently even on paper or cardboard posted close to gates.

I assume it has to do with hunting, but dont know what it means.
K-State fans might have influenced the color. What the paint actually means in Kansas is "No Hunting without Written Permission". That is exactly what it means and a game warden can arrest anyone for hunting on private property without permission, if they don't have a written permission slip. Prevents anyone from saying, " Oh the owner said we could hunt here."
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Back to the purple paint thing. Driving down 76 from NY to Pittsburgh, there are a few giant purple prism things hanging from trees. The first thing that came to mind was purple paint, but I don't know how many people up here know about that. Anyone in the area care to enlighten me?

The purple prism things are to trap and research the Emerald Ash Borer

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Im not sure where the purple paint thing came from but I can assure you that not everyone knows it means no tresspassing.

Before I knew what it ment I stopped several times to look at purple posted areas and try to figger out what it was all about . I tromped deep into a few areas trying to see if there was a meaning and was always disapointed that I didnt see any thing special.

Id think a few no tresspassing signs along with the purple paint might help a lot. After all most folks can read but not as many are from the purple paint law states.

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Why bother with paint or signs! If it isn't your property, you are not welcome!

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i think they use blue paint in maryland for this purpose. i wish pennsylvania would adopt landowner friendly trespassing laws like other states do...in regard to hunting. i like the way some states REQUIRE written permission.

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These are the requirements that I got off of the Arkansas game and fish commission web site....And fwiw, I don't think that people who are going to trespass will care whether it is signs, or paint, if they intend to trespass, they will.....but I believe in the old saw: Trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot again.......


Posting Land Requirements


Who may post property? The owner or lessee.

How should property be posted? By enclosing land with a fence; or forest land:

Signs may be placed not more than 100 feet apart and at each road entrance. The signs shall bear the words “POSTED” and/or “NO TRESPASSING” in letters at least 4 inches tall. Signs shall be readily visible to a person approaching the property.

Vertical paint marks at least 8 inches in length may be placed on trees or posts no more than 100 feet apart and at each road entrance. The paint marks shall not be less than three feet nor more than five feet high, and shall be readily visible to a person approaching the property.
Cultivated land, orchards, pasture land, impoundments, other:

Same as (1) or (2) but the distance between signs or paint marks may be up to 1,000 feet.

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Missouri State law (RSMO 569.145) Enacted during the 1993 legislative session:

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Because the Purple Paint Statute is new, many people across the state are not yet aware that the statute exists. Regardless, the statute imputes notice to would-be trespassers. All land marked with purple paint in the manner proscribed by the statute is considered to be adequate notice to the public. It fulfills the same function as a "No Trespassing" sign, a fence, or telling someone not to come onto your property.

Under Missouri's law:

* Any owner or lessee of real property can post property with the purple paint marks.
* Purple paint marks must be placed on either trees or posts (the statute does not specifically allow the option of placing paint marks on buildings).
* Vertical paint lines must be at least 8 inches long (the statute does not mention a maximum length).
* The bottom edge of each paint mark must be between 3 feet and 5 feet off the ground.
* Paint marks must be readily visible to any person approaching the property.
* Purple paint marks cannot be more than 100 ft. apart.

The statute provides that any person trespassing onto property marked by purple paint can be found guilty of a first-degree trespassing charge. Any unauthorized entry onto property marked with the purple paint marks is considered a trespass. First-degree trespassing is a Class B Misdemeanor, with potential punishment of a maximum $500 fine and/or a maximum of 6 months in jail.
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I know the answer to the question about those purple triangle panels seen in PA hanging from trees!
The Emerad Ash borer is attracted to purple. This invasive Asian pest has killed 50 million Ash trees so far and is spreading. Those panels are coated with a sticky film and the Department of Ag checks to see if there are and Emerald Ash borers stuck to it.
I could go on and on about the Emerald Ash borer, but this thread is about tresspassing.
www.emeraldashborer.info

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I think that Faithful One is trolling. A person who is so Christian that they don't even believe in retirement funds (and never returns to comment on their thread) who would deface other people's property?

Back to the purple paint thing. Driving down 76 from NY to Pittsburgh, there are a few giant purple prism things hanging from trees. The first thing that came to mind was purple paint, but I don't know how many people up here know about that. Anyone in the area care to enlighten me?

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They are actually traps to watch out for the Emerald Ash Borers.
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So if you post your land with purple paint, do you also attract emerald ash borers to it?

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I knew you folks would have the answer for me, thanks. Now everyone in the car with me when I am on that drive doesn't need to hear me theorize on what they are.

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So if you post your land with purple paint, do you also attract emerald ash borers to it?
LOL, well, my guess is that it's purple for the sake of People seeing it and being able to check them (and to get some public attention... like... "hey we are serious with that whole firewood ban you know").
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I know the answer to the question about those purple triangle panels seen in PA hanging from trees!
The Emerad Ash borer is attracted to purple. This invasive Asian pest has killed 50 million Ash trees so far and is spreading. Those panels are coated with a sticky film and the Department of Ag checks to see if there are and Emerald Ash borers stuck to it.
I could go on and on about the Emerald Ash borer, but this thread is about tresspassing.
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Haypoint, thanks for the EAwebsite. I just clicked on it. We cut down an Ash tree that was dead today for firewood. Our Ash trees are all dying. When we reported it to our local Forestry dept they acted like we were crazy!
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