The Wisconsin Geocaching Association

  Login or Register

Website Navigation

62.png Home

49.png Information Center
26.png WGA Newsletters
24.png Reviewer's Words
53.png Presentation Resources
39.png Geocaching Files
27.png Bookmarks
56.png Location Rules and Regs
49.png BOD Info Center

17.png Forums
16.png New Posts
20.png Unanswered Posts

calendar_day.png Upcoming Events
mapicon.png Map
29.png Calendar
11.png Submit Event

mapicon.png WGA State Park CachesNew content !

shield_star.png Cache of the Month
mapicon.png Past Winners Map

LonelyCache.png Lonely Cache Game
mapicon.png Current Map
26.png Scoreboard
11.png Submit Report

rescueiconsm.png Cache Rescue
11.png Submit a Mission

icon_community.gif Members
27.png Your Account
47.png Private Messages
contact_blue.png WGA Member Map
Geocaching_LIVE_poweredby_16.png GC.COM Authorization

icon_members.gif News
tree-T.gif Topics
tree-T.gif Archives
tree-L.gif Submit News

image_cultured.png Photo Gallery
tree-T.gif Updates
tree-L.gif Popular

shield.png Fun Stuff
28.png Recent Logs
TB.gif Picnic to Picnic TB Race Standings
TB.gif WGA Hauler

49.png Board of Directors
 
Contact Us

 
Facebook

Wisconsin Geocaching Association

 
Follow Us

Twitter Button

 
Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
 
Geocaching.com Search
View Search Syntax
 
COTM
Winner -
September 2014 Northern Zone:
Bunyan's Bowling Ball

Winner -
September 2014 Northeast Zone:
Gardner Swamp Thing

Winner -
September 2014 West Central Zone:
Upper Dells SNA

Winner -
September 2014 South Central Zone:
Old Meets New

Winner -
September 2014 Southeast Zone:

Winner -
September 2014 Series of the Month:
Meet the WGA series


More Info >>>

 
 
 
 
March 31, 2013 08:13 PM CDT

How Not To Hide A Cache Part 1

Author: Wis Kid. 213 Reads
  Print this page   Export to PDF format   Mail to a friend


 

Mistake #1 - Permission
Have you ever been searching for a cache in a parking lot or other private property and been confronted by an angry property owner, asking what you are doing trespassing on their property? Some of us have even spent some time being questioned or detained by local law enforcement over trespassing issues. 
Here is what the guidelines say: “You assure us that you have the landowner's and/or land manager's permission before you hide any geocache, whether placed on private or public property.”
 
Your reviewers try our best to catch placements on private property without permission, but as a cache owner, it is your responsibility to know who owns the land where you are placing a cache and to have obtained permission. If you are having trouble determining who owns a particular parcel of land, your reviewers can usually help, but in some cases, you will need to go down to the assessor’s office and check the plat books. Once you know who owns the property, you will then need to contact the property owner for permission.
 
For most public property, such as parks and county forests, you mostly need to check with the parks department to make sure you have complied with any geocaching policies they may have. Parks departments with known geocaching policies include: Dane, Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha, and Wausharacounty parks, City of West Bend Parks, Wisconsin DNR Property, USFWS property, and NPS property. Note that geocaching is also not allowed in Federally designated wilderness areas.
 
When it comes to private property, sometimes contacting the property owner can be difficult. You might need to send them a snail mail letter, as mailing addresses are commonly the only information available from the taxing authority, but if the owner local, nothing beats knocking on their door in person and asking for permission. This way, you can explain what you are doing, show them the container, and hopefully convince them that their property will not be overrun by a bunch of weirdoes. Note that wearing full camo to ask for permission is probably not recommended, particularly for parking lot hides. 
 



 

Next months topic: Commericialism and Agendas



 



Submission by Wis Kid



Copyright © by Wisconsin Geocaching Association
All Right Reserved.


Category: 2013 Spring Newsletter
Tags: None
Bookmark: Share/Save/Bookmark

[ Go Back ]
 
WGA Newsletter ©
Upcoming Events
10/24 GEO HAYRIDE
 
10/25 Moquah Barrens GeoTour Event
 
10/25 Quarry Quest II: A Murder of Crows!
 
10/25 MOQUAH BARRENS/FR236 CITO EVENT
 
10/26 Doughnuts & Geocaching 2014
 
10/29 WSQ - Asbury People Garden Flash Mob
 
11/5 November Geo-Birthday BaSh
 
11/29 Madison Thanksgiving Meet & Greet
 
12/6 Fifth Annual Have A Very Merry Breakfast
 
12/10 December Geo-Birthday BaSh
 
12/13 12-13-14 FlashMob Event! It's WinterTime!
 
8/7 West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h 2015
 
More Info >>>
 
Forums

Another geocaching mystery novel...free
Avian Murders Cause For Concern
Sandlanders Hit 3200 on their summer home trails
Bomb Squad Logs Cache
deer ticks
Geo Caching History lesson
Virtual Cache Demise
Potential Virtuals

Wisconsin Geocaching Association Forums

 
Recent Logs
Today: 1135
Yesterday: 901
Current Log Rates
All: 108.35 Extreme
WI:0.52 Moderate

More Info >>>

 
Past Newsletters
 
 
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Parental Consent Form | contact | Comments ]

All content © 2013 Wisconsin Geocaching Association, except comments and forum entries which are property of their posters.

The Groundspeak Geocaching Logo is a registered trademark of Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.
 


Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the WGA Terms of Use


Distributed by Raven PHP Scripts
New code written and maintained by the RavenNuke™ TEAM


(Original PHP-Nuke Code Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi)
Page Generation: 0.09 Seconds

:: fisubice phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by www.nukemods.com ::
:: fisubice Theme Recoded To 100% W3C CSS & HTML 4.01 Transitional & XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance by RavenNuke™ TEAM ::

:: W3C CSS Compliance Validation :: W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional Compliance Validation :: W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance Validation ::