[Originally published as a Question & Answer column on VillageSoup.com]
Q. I am about to buy a tract of undeveloped woodland in western Maine, but the seller has just told me he wants me to include wording in the contract allowing him to hunt and camp on the property for the rest of his life. He’s an old codger, so I don’t imagine “the rest of his life” will be that long, frankly. But I have never heard of this kind of thing, and wonder if I could be getting myself into some kind of situation, either with him, or other hunters, as I intend to post it “No Hunting” and “No Trespassing” as far as the general public is concerned. Any advice?
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