Posted 9/16/2020 13:51 (#8498958 - in reply to #8494359) Subject: RE: Leases pasture and allowing bird hunters
There's a lot in this agreement that we don't know. The basics of a contract are offer, acceptance, and consideration. Could be friend offered to pay to lease the pasture for his cattle, prmckay said sure, a dollar amount was agreed to. That is the extent of the contract, whatever was said and reasonably assumed, it doesn't matter that in Montana a grazing lease allows or forbids hunting, or that in MA a landlord has to give notice before entering a leased residential apartment, irrelevant.
Now, if prmckay had advertised his pasture for lease, and somebody had leased it verbally based on the offer, then any ambiguity in the verbal lease would be decided by state law. That's not the case here.
No way I can see the law consider an owner accessing leased cattle pasture as trespassing.