http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/blm-pulls-durfee-hills-from-proposed-land-exchange/article_d06063f4-8dd4-50cb-a49e-3f587901feda.htmlCan someone provide a current cliff note version of this situation...
It is like we have entire generations of fat-assed lazy hunters who have no creativity and problem solving skills in the woods.One could loosen the top strand and wire it back up with the fourth though.
Show me a hunter who comes out of the woods without a pair of pliers or a full backpack of survey stakes and timber marking ribbons, and I'll show you a hunter that doesn't love America.You just wait a few months and the crossings will become obvious, a little plier work there never hurt anyone or anything
A deer or elk will have to go over that fence and that would be doubtful for a young calf or fawn. The Jose comment was real brilliant and about like the other one he made recently regarding shooting up other's stuff on public land!
I've never hunted out there, but I've never heard any mention of their folks intimidating hunters. I'm guessing someone from the NBar is keeping up with this thread. When they read crap like this, do you expect them to ever work with hunters? Maybe the bridge between the Wilks and hunters/general public has already burned. I honestly don't know. If it's not, is there a way to find some common ground. Everyone is focused on this fence and the activities associated with it. Yeah, it sucks as does their tactfulness. If they're doing something illegal, call them on it. However, there's been almost zero discussion about their new proposal, which appears to be an honest attempt at a fair trade and one that hunters would likely benefit from. Yet they can't get the BLM to consider it and hunters don't seem to care.The next phase of this project could very well be WILKS security staff harassing hunters , all meant to intimidate . Intimidation by harassment can be very effective. I hope I'm wrong, but it would not surprise me.
FWIW, if I'm looking at the picture correctly the margin of error calculated by your GPS (the blue circle) shows that the trees photo'd may not be on BLM. Just offered as a heads up on the limits of commercial grade handheld GPSs. Not condoning the actions in the least.Mass destruction...I received a ticket once for cutting a few limbs on a tree to clear my tent in here. Let's see if they get one for knocking down hundreds of trees.