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    Posted: Dec. 06 2001,4:34 am QUOTE

There only seem to be two UK dashers active in game 6, so far.

I wonder if any others are out there just waiting to upload a major hunt?  :looking:



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Posted: Dec. 06 2001,5:56 am QUOTE

Hi Morseman. You seem to be racking up some points over there. Are most of the dashpoints reachable where you are? Most here are on private or posted property, but usually seem to be close enough to a public area to score.

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Posted: Dec. 06 2001,8:43 am QUOTE

Hi Gimpy,

Just got to another at lunchtime, and I've spotted one that should be close enough to a road to claim, which I hope to bag this evening on the way home.  :)

All were accessable on footpaths, even though one footpath had been ploughed and planted on!  The one today I had to hop over the gate to get within the 100m circle to claim, but I wasn't caught doing it.

I may return to the one that I could not get to first time, as I noticed a footpath heading towards it from another direction, but as it's a quary and bird sanctuary, I didn't push my luck.

I presume 'posted' means fenced in?  Over here farmers do get protective about 'their' land.  However, there's a new "right to roam" law, and the old "Tespassers will be prosecuted" signs could only apply if criminal damage, or burglary, could be proven.

As I used to walk overhead lines, I'm used to hoping over gates and then pleading ignorance and having to talk my way out, appologising and promissing to read the wayleave or easment properly next time.  :thumbsup:



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    Posted: Dec. 06 2001,2:52 pm QUOTE

Every region's laws and customs are different. In the US, "posted" generally means a sign saying "No trespassing" or something to that effect. If it's just a fence and gate, you have to use some judgment whether that's there to keep you out, livestock in, or both. Some farmhouses can't be reached even to ask permission without first going through a gate at the road, so not all gates mean "keep out."

In general, don't do anything knowingly to violate a landowner's wishes. When in doubt, try to ask permission. And if you misjudge the situation, be polite and apologetic. It's not your land, after all. And it's not worth getting shot over.

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Posted: Dec. 06 2001,4:52 pm QUOTE

Seems like my reply got lost in the great bit bucket in the sky.   :)

However, I was agreeing with the idea of not upsetting the landowner.  Whatever the legalities...

I've only 'hopped' one gate, so far, and been in a field that I felt was a few metres across a footpath covered by a crop, so far.  And, I guess I'd had been able to talk my way out of most problems anyway.   :p

I've bagged one more site that doesn't need you to get out of the car, and have another as a possible visit soon.  So, there's plenty to go at.

The real reason for the postings is to drum up a bit of competition.  :thumbsup:



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