If you’ve ever seen a post or tree with a purple stripe painted on it but don’t know exactly what it meant, you should keep your distance.
The color means no trespassing
The law began in 1989 in Arkansas as a means for property owners to declare private land. Other states later adopted the law.
In Texas, landowners were constantly replacing “No Trespassing” signs — either by people who didn’t want to acknowledge the signs and tore them down or by those using the signs as target practice said Jonathan Kennedy, landowner and broker.
“People hunting or fishing without the landowner’s consent is a common issue,” said Texas Game Warden Brad Clark.