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Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Avid hunter and angler Dean Finnerty, 52, of Scottsburg, Oregon, stares at a locked gate on a logging road through which for years he would hunt black bear and elk before the land was sold and he lost access inside the Elliott State Forest in southwest Oregon, U.S. on July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Johnson

Party Lines Don’t Apply In Fights Over Western Land

“When the federal government owned these lands they were better equipped to keep and maintain them,” said Finnerty, who keeps a handgun in his truck in case he encounters a mountain lion. “The idea that we could lose these federal public lands is not acceptable.”

August 20, 2016

Armed Protesters Occupy U.S. Wildlife Headquarters In Oregon

A group of self-styled militiamen occupied the headquarters of a U.S. wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon in a standoff with authorities, officials and local media reports said on Sunday, in the latest dispute over federal land use in the West.

January 3, 2016
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States Find Their Voice On Federal Land Use

It’s a battle long fought, but seldom won: States want to gain control of federal land within their borders.

November 2, 2015