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Mon., Jan. 7, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

Montana ranchers bar hunting to protest public land buy

Milk River valley running through the Aageson Ranch north of Rudyard.  (Rion Sanders / Great Falls Tribune)
Milk River valley running through the Aageson Ranch north of Rudyard. (Rion Sanders / Great Falls Tribune)

HUNTING -- About 30 Montana farmers and rangers say they won't allow public  hunting on their land in protest of the state's purchase of a ranch along the Milk River.

Last month, the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission OK’d the purchase of 2,992 acres of the Milk River Ranch from Aageson Grain and Cattle for $4.7 million. The agency says the land has great wildlife values, 10 miles of river shoreline, huge areas of intact native prairie and is an important wildlife corridor.

But the landowners have a lot of gripes, from the price paid to simple anger over the government owning land.

See the latest from the Great Falls Tribune.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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