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Every time Ed Schultz gets a chance he badmouths the resident hunters. He throws fuel on the fire and causes more friction between east and west and also between farmers and resident hunters. This guy is selfserving. The fire he spreads helps his ratings. This guy has done a 180 turn since he left WDAY. He was against leasing , guiding operations, and comericalized hunting. Ibelieve a person has a right to change their mind on any subject but when sombody does a complete turn in the oppisite direction it makes wonder. Some of you guys are friends of his. Will you ask him why he pounds so hard on resident hunters? Isn't Schultz a resident hunter just like the rest of us? or is he in a class by himself?
 

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HE is getting so big headed. All his hunts are guided on exclusive land. He is the farthest thing from a resident hunter. He is more like a NR. He isn't helping residents at all, the guy is a trader, plain and simple.
 

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I liked his fishing show :D
 

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anyone hear anything about "FAST EDDY" buying property in Mott and leasing up some pheasant ground???????? Hmmmmm.......HEY!!! MResner aren't you from Mott what's happening out there????
 

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He did buy a house in Mott. I'm not sure if he has land. I'm assuming he has connections if nothing else.

Sooner or later, everyone's going to have to decide whether or not you save your own hunting.
 

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Eyebuster,

He certainly did buy a house, but I haven't heard anything about him "leasing" hunting ground. That means nothing though, because many of the "leases" are pretty quiet agreements. Many of the landowners out here don't want anybody to know anything about who hunts their land, or what they pay to do it. I suppose that's the easiest way to avoid some unpleasantness -- like income tax, perhaps.
 

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Well guys I was going to let this thread die but Ed Schults does it again. On 8/22 Schultz has Jim Poolman on his show. Poolman is the ND insurance commisioner. Poolman is on the air telling the farmers that they should go out and buy insurance to cover their liability for anyone hunting on their land. This guy just scared the hell out of every farmer that lets people hunt. I believe that ND laws relieve the farmer of responsibality if he is not charging for the hunt. I believe this is written into law. I called them on their statments. Poolman said he would have his people check into it. I dont think he should be making suggestions to the people if he doesnt know whathe is talking about. When I called into the show and pointed out what I thought was misinformation Schults started defending this guy. It appears to me that neither of these guys have a clue. Some of you members are in the legal profession can you shed some light on this question? Good Luck
 

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Well I am not in the legal profession, but can offer some information on this. There was concern about this in the past, so there was legislation brought forward and passed which basically stated that a landowner could not be held liable for any incidents that occured while someone entered their land for hunting purposes. This works just fine if it is the normal deal where no money changes hands. If the landownere accepts a fee for access than he is the same as a business and needs to have liability insurance. Old hunter, I also heard this on the Radio and your reply. I am sorry that Ed didn't give you a little more respect. Curt Wells also called in later, and Ed was very rude to him and eventually hung up on him. Ed and Poolman did a tremendous amount of damage to hunter access by talking about items they evidently know nothing about. But that is about what you can expect out of Ed. He is not quite as intelligent as he believes he is.
 

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I really wish I would have listened to the show. How can Poolman make a statement like that and not have the facts. A farmer shouldn't be responsible for the people who hunting his land. Fee hunting is a different deal, but I wonder how many farmers just decided to post their land to protect themselves just in case. This isn't helping relations any. :eyeroll:
 

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Old hunter,

I heard that show yesterday as well. I heard you call in and question him. You did get him to somewhat retract his statement......but definetly not enough. I like Poolman's answer that he didn't say they needed the insurance but he thought it would be good "to be better safe than sorry" and get some liability insurance.
 

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I listen to Ed's show because it covers agriculture and outdoors issues. I couldn't believe what I was hearing yesterday. Ed was defending the statement which was completely out of line from Poolman who has no clue on the topic. Then on top of that he called people out of line when they offered proof that landowners are protected by the ND Century Code. I have no clue what Ed was thinking.

Same thing a couple weeks ago when a caller asked him about all the drain tile and ditching ads on his show and how it adds to the flooding problems and furthers the problems of a Devils Lake outlet that Ed strongly supprots. Doesn't take a genius to figure out that the water drained has to go somewhere. He doesn't seem to back the conservation alternatives at all.
 

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Wasn't Shultz previously a supporter? Wasn't some guy who worked with him one of the main players in the pheasant thing? What caused Shultz to change his position? Simply bought? promised a hunt? Seems strange at best.

Wasn't Shultz the guy who shot his dog?

M.
 

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I listened to the show and I heard Mr. Poolman say adding liability insurance in the form of an umbrella policy might be a good idea. He did not recommend that every rancher or farmer should have it.

Mr. Wells completely misinterpreted what Mr. Poolman said and tried to turn it into an argument. Actually, I thought Ed gave him more time than he deserved. I like Mr. Wells and think his comments at meetings are very good and his articles in DAKOTA COUNTRY hit the point. He was wrong on this one though.

Adding farmowners liability to an umbrella policy is about a $25.00 item and probably indeed a good idea to have. Can you imagine going before a jury after a hunter you gave permission to broke his leg by stepping in a badger hole. It may not be so farfetched when you think an attorney is suing fast food places for an obese guy.

Field Hunter: Just so you get a better understanding, Jim Poolman is the State Insurance Commissioner. He was elected to that position by a majority of the people that voted in the last election.
 

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And everybody voted in Hoeven too. You see, mistakes happen. The bottom line is that the only reason shultz backs up farmers is the simple fact that they let him hunt on their prime land. If it wasn't for that he could careless about farmers, or resident hunter issues. :puke:
 

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Everybody didn't vote for Hoeven. He was elected Governor by 159,225 voters. This was 54.5% of the people who cast a vote and 33.6% of the citizens eligible to vote in North Dakota.
 

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Anyone listen to Ed's radio broadcast from Hettinger this past week. I thought he did a great job of telling the story of the rancher's plight. Makes the plight of the freelance hunter look pretty insugneifcant.
SORRY GUYS :withstupid:
 

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I will agree with my first post on this board that Ed can be a bonehead sometimes. I actually called the next day to defend Curt Wells argument against what Poolman had said. By then he had cooled down and lostened a little. He was wrong plain and simple. But I am also glad he is there to call out some of the other things that are going wrong. All in all, good and bad, Ed is a wash. :eyeroll:
 

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I happening to be traveling today so I got to listen to part of Ed's brodcast. He has been doing live broadcasts from sw ND all week long. I think he has a good relationship with the natives and he does have some good points about the phesant wars. He also seems knowledgeable about the needs of the local economy. However I didn't get to listen to the whole show. Am I wrong ???? :withstupid:
 

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Lots of people are upset with Ed Schultz. He counts on it. He makes sure he is on the minority side on most issues (but not too much or else that might dry up). The fact is that controversy gets people to listen. Would people listen to someone who told them "everything is just fine. Just work together!" No, people listen to things that rile them up, and he is very good at that!
 
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