Right to Privacy on Your Own Land

Not sure I got the category right, but definitely wanted to share this with everyone and get feedback. Has anyone encountered similar problems? How was it handled? Suggestions for how to handle in the future?


Not a lawyer: I’ve heard of similar concepts with regard to 1A video recording from public land. If there is no expectation of privacy, there is no prohibition against recording or observing.

To construct such an expectation of privacy, the owner would need to do something like build an opaque wall or put up trespassing notices with close enough spacing for the state to recognize them as legally binding.


i.e. no trespassing signs


I knew TWRA has ignored signs posting land, during hunting season, but this is the first I remember seeing/hearing of them putting game cameras on private land.

Ag Dept also seems to ignore signs posting land, as I’ve heard of people with hobby farms getting bent out of shape over discovering somebody inspecting their crops, then identifying themselves as Ag inspectors. Their assumption seems to be that anyone with more than a backyard vegetable patch, is ‘engaged in the business…’ and therefore subject to inspection. I don’t have any idea how often that occurs, though.

Property tax office seems to also think they have inspection authority, though I think that is now mainly done by periodically updating aerial photomaps of the county, then comparing new maps with old, to see if any structures were added.

Edit: Seems to be a pattern of ‘tax men’ ignoring signs posting land. TWRA is funded mainly by hunting and fishing licensing fees, and by fines collected from people caught violating hunting and fishing regs, so they are sort of ‘tax men’.


shoot them and leave the pieces…


Don’t worry it’s all for your safety. :roll_eyes:


@MAC82 (et al)

sure / LOL / I feel “safer” already (NOT).

Next thing you know, they will be coming into our homes uninvited and putting cameras there for their viewing pleasure (or, are they already doing that, too?).


They are just making sure you are wearing your mask. Nothing to worry about. It is for your protection. Now hug it out and feel safe :hugs:






Isn’t that how (more or less) the person got into trouble and had his house forcibly raided in the wee hours of the morning (open up or we will break down the door)? I am thinking something more subtle, but still gets the job done. Move the cameras to public property?


For a long time

But don’t worry about those cable box’s watching you, congress will help

ok, maybe this time

no? certainly next time




178gr A-Max will take care of that varmint, dont even have to be in the same zip code



Unless I misremember he took them down and possessed them. The landowner has no control over what happens to the property of another when left on the landowners land. It could be shot and left there by pretty much anyone. Just like the folks who left the cameras without permission, anyone else could walk the land and shoot it up.

A bunch of years ago Maine DFG (DFW? IDK) put a stuffed deer on a persons land as bait for folks jacking deer, the landowner had no tolerance for their shenanigans. He found it and took it. It was on his land so he owned it. They asked pretty please could have it back? I guess it all depends on the laws of the state.


Don’t you mean Monsanto enforcement operations, to protect their non reproducing GMO altered seed that those guilty as heck bees pollinated other farmers crops with? So then Monsanto threatens them with copyright infringement if they don’t destroy their infected fields! Think it’s made up look it up, not too hard to find. Shoot the S.O.B.'s for trespassing on posted land without a warrant or local sheriff’s officer present.

DSA/dnc IS the greatest enemy of the USA in the world…next to the scotus!!! And they will prove it in November!


DO you really want to know? Is your cell phone off. How come Alexa can recommend items based on a t-shirt on the floor of a child’s closet WITHOUT CAMERAS? Selfish ledger…is it a myth or truth? Facebook selling data to intelligence agencies true or false? How come there has been no meaningful action against the blatant infringements on nearly everybody’s right to privacy? I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination.

DSA/dnc IS the greatest enemy of hte USA in the world…next to the scotus!!! And they will prove it in November!


I’d guess false, IA’s likely just help themselves like CA did here


Really, and everybody is supposed to believe this was a breach and not a for profit “accidental” lapse in their security? Sure would be interesting to know who Cambridge Analytical sold that information to wouldn’t it

DSA/dnc IS the greatest enemy of the USA in the world…next to the scotus!!! And they will prove it in November!.


You should research it, this go’s way beyond profit


It really does make you wonder what they’d do if you accidentally shot one of these fools. I mean truly by accident: say you do shooting on your private land and one of these guys in full camo is trespassing, sneaking around, and hiding downrange.