Farmer Plows Through Snow Geese Decoy Set Up After Hunters Stiff Him On Lease

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Lone Star Outdoors Show

Got what they had coming…

This is that stuff that gets me going. I just hate to see any hunter doing something to make any sort of bad reputation for the sport.

We are at a time when anything that can go against hunting is used as a weapon, so hunters need to act with respect to ensure people can really see why we do what we do.

Following rules, paying your fees and licenses is all a part of it.

Leasing land is a great way to get access to some primo hunting ground. It provides farmers and landowners with a great revenue stream and hunters with options other than the often-crowded public land.

Waterfowl is one of the most popular hunts to lease land for. Besides the fact that the folks who hut them are often obsessed and willing to do whatever they canto get a good spot, they also require specific habitat. Sometimes access is limited… not every duck or goose hunter has access to a big farmer’s field.

Snow geese are often hunted in fields as they land there to feed, and decoys are used to draw the birds into the hunter’s range.

However, these particular hunters decided to not pay their lease fees, despite this farmer pleading and giving them more than one opportunity.

The farmer finally had enough of it and decided to get back at the hunters. He hopped in his tractor and headed up to their set up field. The farmer sets his discs down are starts driving over every one of the decoys he can hit.

They summed up this wild situation in the caption.

“Farmer discs entire snow goose spread after hunters refuse to pay lease fee and get off his property.

My momma always told me “two wrongs don’t make a right.’ At the end of the day though, if you don’t pay, you don’t play. Sucks for everyone involved.

According to the farmer (Dustin Lloyd) he was very cordial with these guys for a long time. They kept hunting without payment and rutted up the field.”

Hopefully a lesson was learned.

North Dakota Farmer Who Went Berserk On Duck Hunters Pleads Guilty

If you can recall, a wild video went viral last October of Eddy County, North Dakota landowner Jeffrey Erman going absolutely berserk on some duck hunters, as he claimed that they were hunting on his bean field.

He was known for this wild statement in particular:

“You gotta stay a foot off (the section line). I was gonna hunt here this morning, but I heard you guys were coming. I own the f*cking land.”

He went on to say:

“Three hundred dollars and you can shoot all you want. Cash money right now on the barrel head and I’ll walk away and call the (game warden) and tell him not to come.”

He claimed that they had ruined his hunting plans for that morning.

Now, according to the New Rockford Transcript, Erman faces a number of charges from the incident, including trading in special influence, a Class A misdemeanor, along with disorderly conduct and interference with rights of hunters, both Class B misdemeanors, and took a plea agreement.

One of the hunters, Dustin Wolf of West Fargo, also was charged with criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor.

Wolf initially pled not guilty, but has since reached a plea agreement and switched to guilty.

According to the criminal complaint, Wolf had received permission to hunt on the land from an authorized agent for the landowner, but was told not to hunt near the property line unless given permission by Erman.

In the plea agreement, Wolf says:

 “I am pleading guilty because on or about October 21, 2022… I was hunting on land on which I had permission to hunt. I had been provided notice to avoid hunting on a specific patch of land within that larger piece of land.

Before placing my blind, I had not determined with certainty that I was not on that patch of land; It turned out that I was on that patch of land.”

He has now been charged $250 in various fees and fines, and according to his plea agreement, must also pay $200 to the North Dakota Game & Fish Report All Poachers Program.

The agreement also states that after 180 days:

“The guilty plea in this case will be withdrawn, the guilty verdict will be set aside, the case will be dismissed, and the file will be sealed by the court.”

On top of that, Erman has taken a plea agreement as well, and will plead guilty to disorderly conduct-obscenity, and interference with the rights of hunters and trappers, which are both class B misdemeanors.

You can check out the full video of the verbal altercation here:

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