This is going to be long, so I apologize in advance. Aug of 2015 I bought 17 acres in Western Kentucky to turn into a horse farm. When I bought the property there were 2 tree stands out in the back field. I checked for identifers and saw none but left them there because I didn't want to deal with taking them down until I was ready to plant and seed and bushhog the fields. Sep of 2015 a guy in a tractor showed up at my property, after a few minutes it turned out he had an agreement with the previous land owner that if he kept the fields maintained that he could hunt them each year. Now mind you the fields were full of pig weed up over my head and so no way was he maintaining them all year but thinking I would save myself a few hundred bucks hiring someone to come bushhog the field I allowed him to come bushhog it and told him that once he shot his deer that would be the end of it because I was going to be fencing the property off and turning horses out there. He shot his buck the opening day of Rifle season. I never saw or heard from him again, fast forward to this summer, I cut down trees, plowed up the land, planted grass, fenced it off, turned it into a horse pasture, and took the stands to the dump. They were not fancy ones just some homemade ones. Last month he showed up at my house while my husband was here, asking if he could hunt. My husband curtly told him no, that he was told last year he would not be allowed to hunt here and to "get the hell off our land" 2 weeks ago I get a call from the sheriffs department stating that the guy was in the office asking to see if he could have his tree stands back. I told the officer that no because I had removed them in April and hauled them to the dump, officer said no problem that he would inform the guy and that this was a civil matter not criminal. Today I receive a certified letter from him threatening me that if I don't return these stands him that he will take me court. I have tried to look up the abandoned property laws etc but have not found any that would go with this scenario. Back last year he never said that those were his stands, the former owners were hunters as well and because there were no identifying markers on these stands I cannot say one way or the other whos stands they were. I cannot even ask the previous owner because he has passed away. Has this guy taken the stands with him last year after he shot his buck we wouldn't even be in this mess. I've scrolled through the forum and threads and most just say if it's left on the property then it's theirs (the landowners) and then some say that it's theft even if it is left behind. Just looking for a little law info here because regardless I know we will be going to court because I don't have his stands and haven't since this past April.