We're advertised as "Ohio's Outdoor Wonderland". An incredible place to live.
My pond is almost an acre. Every summer I chase away people fishing at least half a dozen times. I really like it when they say they have permission from the owner!!!!
And I have to lock up my canoe and kayaks because they'll use them.
If I had the money I'd have "No Trespassing" etched in boulders so I wouldn't have to replace them so often.
Most people are pretty respectful, but some are just dicks. Not sure how some people get so entitled, but they do!
I found a guy baiting bears on my place. Completely illegal (and ignorant) within the distance of all my neighbors. He came out from the city, and had all the finest camo hunting gear you could find. Just forgot to buy a clue.
Another guy was cutting wood. I drove by his truck on the road. Walked in to where he was from the center of the property and scared the $#^! out of him. He told me it was crown land ( Canadian Gov. holdings). I told him he was mistaken. Then he went on to explain how it was good for the land to be selectively harvested. 'I won't take much more. Do you mind?'
I said, yes. Even had you had the courtesy to ask..
He walked in off the main road 20 yards off my private property sign, which are all 15 feet in the trees, eye level from the road, but too high to be pulled down.
You would think you would be more respectful in the country. There's bears and cougars all over this area, and shotguns are no less common.
My neighbors are in their 70's. They have diamond signs all down the driveway on their power poles. The first one has an elderly couple walking with a cane. As you progress towards their house they increase their readiness to protect themselves. In the last one, Gramma is right behind the old man with her shotgun in hand, as well. It's cute... But they mean it.