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Gerald Schultz and wife Rose host numerous relatives for the firearms deer opener on their 200 acres north of Park Rapids. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

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If Gerald Schultz isn't THE Jackpine Savage, he's a reasonable facsimile.

Ensconced in a wooded area north of Park Rapids, the retired heavy equipment operator has turned his 200 acres over to wildlife.


He lives among deer, birds and other creatures of nature.

"The beaver pond dried up," he pointed out in amazement. "The beaver left."

Drought conditions came to the Schultz property in August, the driest he's seen since he bought the place in '58.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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