We’re very lucky in Maine to have free access to so much private land. You probably know that access to private land in many states is not available.
I recently read a story about an online marketplace in the Western states that allows landowners to list their property for use by hunters, anglers and other recreationists who must pay a trespass fee.
Check this out at EntryG8.com.
There’s another platform, WikiparX, that allows land owners to sell permits for many types of recreation on their property.
The story reported that, “these approaches are helping turn access conflicts into cooperation between property owners and recreationists.”
It is important to all of us who recreate on private land in Maine, to develop good relationships with the landowners and to make sure they know how much we appreciate the opportunity to enjoy their properties.
Let’s make sure Maine landowners never feel that they need a trespass fee.