Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVDNR: Purple Paint Posting in Effect

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

WVDNR: Purple Paint Posting in Effect

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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds hunters to always get written landowner permission before entering private property. "It is important to remember that once you have obtained permission, you are an invited guest and you should always respect the rights and property of the landowner, said Paul Johansen, chief of the DNR Wildlife Resources Section, in a WVDNR release.

According to state code, "It is unlawful for any person to shoot, hunt, fish or trap upon the fenced, enclosed or posted lands of another person; or to peel trees or timber, build fires or do any other act in connection with shooting, hunting, fishing or trapping on the lands without written permission in his or her possession from the owner, tenant or agent of the owner.

Beginning this year, posted lands include those properties with boundaries clearly marked with purple paint. …

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