Assuring the peaceful enjoyment of private property

Property rights defined by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders in 1997: “Property in a thing consists not merely in its ownership and possession, but in the unrestricted right of use, enjoyment, and disposal. Anything which destroys any of the elements of property, to that extent, destroys the property itself. The substantial value of property lies in its use. If the right of use be denied, the value of the property is annihilated and ownership is rendered a barren right.”

Mission Statement

The North Carolina Landowner’s Alliance (NCLOA) is a non-profit organized exclusively for the protection and promotion of rural private landowner and leaseholder rights, so that those investing in private rural property have an opportunity to utilize and enjoy their land as they see fit, without encroachment from other unwanted persons or animals.

  • Private property ownership and enjoyment is a cornerstone historical right which precedes any encroachment of said property.
  • Public safety concerns created by the wanton disregard of private property and public roadways is not acceptable.
  • Encroachment of private property by people or their animals is effectively trespassing, and violators should be held accountable.
  • Lingering with a loaded weapon or discharging a weapon in the public right of way, or across public roadways, is a serious safety concern, and should be illegal.
  • Unless they own or control 500 or more contiguous acres, dog-deer hunters should be required to secure written permission from all adjoining private property owners prior to releasing dogs.

  You bought it, you pay the taxes, and you should decide who and what are allowed on it and get to use it!!

Incident Report

(Members only)

For private property rights issues involving safety and security, such as unwanted deer dogs or trespassing.

You need not have reported the issue to law enforcement.

We will compile for statistical purposes only.

Submit an Incident Report


Should privately purchased and owned posted property be protected from the unwanted encroachment and use by others, including deer dogs and hunters?

Is North Carolina losing still-hunting license revenue because of dog-deer hunting?


Real Statistics?

Of North Carolina’s 100 counties, 54 ban completely or partially dog-deer hunting?

Per a recent NC Wildlife Commission survey, 91% of NC deer hunters still hunt only; just 9% dog-deer hunt?

Per a recent NC Wildlife Commission survey, 84% of all deer hunting is done on less than 500 acres (with 50% on less than 100 acres)?

There are 21 NC counties where it’s legal to hunt and shoot from a public roadway right of way, including shooting along or across a roadway?

NCLOA Says: “It takes all of us to protect Private Property”


It's not enough to just send a few dollars to any organization and expect them to solve your deer dog and other trespass issues. You must be vocal, get involved, contact state legislators and wildlife commissioners constantly, document and report issues diligently, and commit to working in tandem with other property owners who are in a similar situation. Don't accept, "it's just a few bad apples", "dogs can't read", "you shouldn't have bought in deer dog country", etc. You have a constitutionally protect right to peaceful use of your private property. If you have to sue to exercise that right, be prepared to do so. Understand and use N.C. Supreme Court decision Pegg vs. Gray which is on file in documents on this site. Remember, no one should be allowed or authorized to strip you of your peaceful use of property!

As always, be safe and avoid verbal or physical encounters with those violating your property rights. Record and Report all issues to the local Sheriff, the N.C. Wildlife Enforcement division, and your local and state leaders. Change will not happen if we do not get involved!!

Consider joining with others in the fight for property rights, join or donate to the NCLOA today.