Now it makes me wonder how the Feds will see these stock ponds in regard to ownership and navigability. If a waterway is navigable via watercraft, it is supposed to be able to be used/hunted/etc as long as the person on the waterway doesn’t set foot on the land if it is private. There are some legal battles starting out here in WA about that very thing. Some people have traveled up small waterways via kayak or canoe to fish on small ponds in the middle of people’s property. If it was fenced, they have called DFW to come out and make the owner take the fence down.
Too derned many laws in the country and not enough common sense…..
On a lighter note, I am VERY happy that the welder didn’t lose everything. Glad it came out as easy as it did for his family.