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Texas brothers building fences in Montana

PUBLIC LANDS -- They've captured some spectacular hunting country near the Snowy Mountains. They arrive in their personal jets. They're used to getting what they want.  They're not a great fit in Montana, but what the heck when you have that much money to spend.

Texas brothers expand their Montana land holdings
Farris and Dan Wilks, who now own 341,845 acres in Montana, primarily in the area of the state where Fergus, Musselshell and Golden Valley counties join, have moved up to 22nd in the nation for private land ownership, and after the Texas brothers' proposal for a land swap with the Bureau of Land Management near Lewistown was rejected, they proceeded to build a fence around the BLM's Durfee Hills, and the BLM plans to survey the location of the fence to ensure it's on the property boundary.

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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