OPINION: Federal land ‘management’ a sham

If you think forest management is any better, check out the red and green mosaic that covers most of the West. The red is a tinderbox of pine trees killed by the pine bark beetle, ready to ignite with the smallest spark. Hiking behind my home, you will find many trees marked for cutting under a plan by the Forest […]

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Overzealous federal efforts to ‘protect’ lands are counterproductive

In our desperation to save our treasures while something remains to be saved, we on the protectionist side have repeatedly done an end run around the local populations who are most powerfully positioned to protect the land or abuse it. We have avoided the hard, slow, complicated slog of cultivating the hearts and minds of country pragmatists who still have […]

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OPINION: Feds impede access to public lands in Montana

We have example after example where politicians are “all talk no action.” Federal agencies have a “block public land access for a radical environmental agenda” and opposition to hunting opportunity. Government agencies, politicians detriment to public land access I am not one who will accept the ill-conceived notion that politicians and government agencies have done much for public land access […]

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American Bison: A Reversal of Fortune

Once the bison’s value as an ecological curiosity increased, efforts to preserve the species became successful. Today, there are numerous bison ranches, some of which produce bison for the meat market. The National Bison Association reports that there are 450,000 bison in North America, with about 220,000 of those in the United States. Approximately 90 percent of U.S. bison are […]

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OPINION: Proactively addressing anti-hunting laws on federal lands

“Anti-hunting sentiment could lead to anti-hunting laws on a federal level if lands remain under federal government control…A number of animal rights and anti-hunting organizations are more than willing to restrict or ban hunting altogether. They have a much better chance of accomplishing their goals on the federal level than on the state level.” I could support the transfer of […]

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OPINION: A Colorado Cowboy’s path to liberty

“There’s a Fork in the Trail” Denny C. Behrens “Distractions of racial and ethnic prejudice among those men didn’t exist. Freedom won the day because the Rough Riders had one goal, one dream: to defeat the enemy and win the battle. They united, and all sacrificed to defeat the enemy.” The systematic demoralization of our Country began when Bill Clinton […]

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Part 2: The Goading of The West In the Crossfires of Constitutional Confusion

OPINION: Jacen Brewer Free Range Report Contributor  Part 2/2 “Undoubtedly, guns aimed by a government at its own citizenry is telling of amplified tensions. What is this war on the west about?”   LaVoy Finicum and the Bundy Family The judges presiding over the Bundy and LaVoy Finicum cases now have grave work on their hands. There is more than one elephant […]

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OPINION: The Goading of The West In the Crossfires of Constitutional Confusion

Jacen Brewer Free Range Report Contributor  Part 1 of 2 Amid the billions of messages in the world today, one stands out from among a crowd as being quite plain and yet profound, and that is that,                            “Even the nicest people have their limits”.   Certainly this statement would include Jesus of Nazareth when he braided a whip and turned […]

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