What To Know If You See Purple Markings On Posts, Trees

posted by Dennis Elliott -

A post circulating around Facebook caught our eye: If You See Purple Fence Posts In North Carolina Get Away.

It prompted a lot of questions, like why would someone paint their posts purple? And what should you do if you see them?

First off, the purple paint guidelines are part of the North Carolina Landowner Protection Act and it pertains to particularly to sportsmen, like hunters, fishermen and trappers. Under the law, property owners can paint parts of trees, fences even poles to show that the land is private. It's essentially the same thing as a posted sign. If sportsmen want to hunt or fish on the land, they need special permission from the property owner. If they don't have that permission slip on them, they could get charged with trespassing. Click here for more details from News 2

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