NYS ENCON Police encounter today.
I'll try to make a long story short, I had to call the sheriff's department today about a person trespassing. I heard shots behind my house (very close ) on Wednesday, a few minutes later I saw the guys coming out of the woods and took my 4 wheeler out to meet them. I explained they were not allowed to hunt there and do not come back.
I knew the one person and he is a real jerk and has had his share of legal issues. To name one he is a convicted felon..... He has been thrown off of all lands surrounding mine as well as mine so I called the sheriff's office to report the incident.
Jump ahead to today and more shots fired right behind my house. I called the sheriff's office again and this time they brought ENCON officers with them. I offer them my four wheeler to make it out to the woods and look if they want to use it and they happily said, sure.
After another half hour or so one of the officers says would you like to go out with me on the four wheeler as you know the land and I don't. He said my partner will wait here. I said maybe you should take your partner as I am not to crazy about going out there unarmed.
He looked at me and said well you have a shotgun don't you? I said I could probability muster one up. Then he said, Don't you have a pistol permit? I said sure do and he said well grab one and take that, you have a RIGHT to carry it and I can't ask you not to.
After all was said and done we went out to the garage and I fired up the four wheeler and got ready to go but the guys had emerged from the woods and we didn't need to go out.
I was a bit amazed when he said he was OK with me carrying, I thought for sure when I said I didn't want to go unarmed he was going to say well I'm armed you'll be OK.