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Purple Post Law in Texas
< on 5/20/2018 4:23 PM >
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How many of you knew about this?

http://tiphero.com/purple-painted-fence/




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< Reply # 1 on 5/20/2018 7:14 PM >
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been that way for a long long time

if you have 60mi of fence for example you don't have to buy 600 No Trespassing signs and its politically correct and doesnt have to be printed in espanol too


(most English speakers never heard of it either)

https://codes.find...al-sect-30-05.html

out here in rural Texas you better know this stuff




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Re: Purple Post Law in Texas
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been that way for a long long time

if you have 60mi of fence for example you don't have to buy 600 No Trespassing signs and its politically correct and doesnt have to be printed in espanol too


(most English speakers never heard of it either)

https://codes.find...al-sect-30-05.html

out here in rural Texas you better know this stuff



I just ran across this and i have lived in Texas all my life... Guess, just never seen the purple fence post and maybe where i live doesn't qualify as REAL rural, but there are large farms and hunting leases all over near me. Thanks much 2X for the added info.




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< Reply # 3 on 5/20/2018 9:52 PM >
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I've known about it. for some reason the purple poles/post have always made me more nervous then "no trespassing" signs. probably because I usually only see it in rural areas and don't want to get caught by a pissed off farmer.



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I've known about it. for some reason the purple poles/post have always made me more nervous then "no trespassing" signs. probably because I usually only see it in rural areas and don't want to get caught by a pissed off farmer.


LOL. I think the same NOW that i know what its all about. Maybe this is a bigger thing up near Dallas/SanA/Austin. IDK. Just haven't run into it much here in Beaumont.




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Saw a lot of these out in West Texas. Toyah school has them.

I officially do not know what this purple paint means, and I am sticking with that.




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< Reply # 6 on 5/21/2018 12:55 AM >
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Saw a lot of these out in West Texas. Toyah school has them.

I officially do not know what this purple paint means, and I am sticking with that.



haha! Gotcha!




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It’s my understanding that the purple posts=no trespassing law was enacted primarily for hunters. It was easier, lasted longer than a sign would, and would be treated the same as an actual sign if posted properly (I learned about this only a couple years ago myself). I see lots of poles, trees, posts, you name it, I’ve seen purple on it somewhere. Unless you’re a hunter, most people don’t know about the law.

Many other states have similar laws, but a few of them use a color different than our purple color. I have no idea why Texas chose purple except that maybe it stood out and wasn’t used for anything else? Just a guess.

It may be worth mentioning, the official statute explicitly states that ignorance of the law and trespassing in these areas will not be treated any differently than it would had you walked past an actual ‘no trespassing’ sign.
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Yup, mostly for hunters, I have been out hunting and seen them.




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Well you learn something new everyday. Most places tend to have some type of fence at least but I have not spent too much time in rural areas to notice.




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< Reply # 10 on 10/13/2018 5:42 AM >
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I'm originally from KC, Missouri, and I remember from hunting safety classes that they talked about purple paint being a 'universal' sign for no hunting/trespassing...in fact, I recall a story about a farmer who got sick of idiots shooting his livestock 'accidentally', so around hunting season he would spray paint 'COW' in purple paint on his cows.




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