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Trespassing By Jeff Berti

Preparation for participating in outdoor activities this spring should include a refresher course on trespassing laws. Turkey hunters, mushroom hunters and nature viewers should be aware that purple markings on trees and fence posts is one of the ways landowners identify private property where trespassing is prohibited.

Missouri’s Purple Paint Statute of 1993 was designed as a simple way for landowners to protect their property rights. The law recognizes purple

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