Advice on getting permission?

catman529

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There is a wooded property near my house that I'd like to get permission to hunt. Through the great Internet I have found a little on the landowner. He is a doctor in west Tennessee. I believe I found the phone number to his office. His father lives across the street from the property but behind a gated driveway. The property itself hasn't been posted in years. Only the occasional "no hunting" metal sign with faded words and you have to look to find them. I have thought I might pick up some litter and offer to post the property in exchange for permission to hunt. Should I try to get in touch with the owners father across the street or should I talk to the owner directly? I'd prefer to talk to the owner himself but also prefer face to face rather than by phone. I think the owners dad is pretty old. Any advice would be appreciated. I'd like to have the best shot at getting permission to bow hunt for deer this fall. I know the answer still may very well be "no" but I'd like to talk to the right person and present myself as best as possible.
 

ruger7mag

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I would call the actual landowner, not his dad. Just be respectful and tell him your intentions. It may also help if you tell him you live nearby. You never know...
 

TNLynn

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I'd leave him a message at his office with your name and phone number and ask him to call you when he is "off duty", at his convenience and that you are a neighbor of his father.
 

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