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River Shooting Stirs River Law and Property Questions

August 08, 2013

River Shooting Stirs River Law and Property QuestionsThis past July in Missouri, a landowner shot a man who was taking a pit stop from floating down the Meramec River and killed him. The man had stopped to urinate, and the landowner was upset about people trespassing on his property. The landowner came out with a gun and told the river users to get out, and instead of leaving they argued about property rights.

The typical situation was displayed in this case, where people are unsure of which rights apply. Various people in state government gave varying answers for who can go where. Some referenced the vegetation line, others said it depends on whether a river is deemed navigable. ... Continue reading »

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