"Catfished" on a Hunting Property in Big / Small Game Posted September 23, 2020 · Edited September 23, 2020 by Luke510 I had an experience today that caught me off guard and I'm trying to figure out how I should feel about it. I'm looking for opinions. A small piece of property (40 acres) I've hunted forever in Cattaraugus county was recently sold and posted. Not that uncommon these days. The property is small but it's convenient and close to other huntable properties. The posted sign said 'written permission only' and had a phone number. My hope was that it may be an investment property or even a lease situation becasue it was such a small piece of property, so I called. The guy calls me back and tells me that he has no intentions of letting anyone hunt the property but he marked the posted signs that way so people would call him so he could tell them to stay off the property. This is a done deal in my mind. I have no desire, or need, for access to this property. I have no hard feeling towards this guy or losing access to the property. What has caught me off guard and has had me thinking about it all day is if this guy is a jerk or a genius for marking his posted signs that way. Is it necessary to bait people into calling? I'm interested in your opinions and whether your looking at it from a property owner position or from the position of a hunter looking for permision.