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Ranch owner in corner-crossing case drops Waypoint 6 trespass claim

Hunters also agree not to seek attorneys’ fees after judge rules they did not trespass when corner crossing

The owner of Elk Mountain Ranch has dropped the last remaining claim in a civil corner-crossing trespass suit — an allegation that a Missouri hunter stepped on his property well away from the contested corners.

In papers filed in U.S. District Court on June 1, an attorney for Iron Bar Holdings and Fred Eshelman told U.S. Chief District Judge Scott Skavdahl that the ranch owner is withdrawing the trespass claim associated with a digital marker known as Waypoint 6. That would preclude the need for a trial later this month.

Eshelman had sued four hunters claiming they trespassed while passing thr...