The Supreme court interprets the Constitution. It is the Constitution that gives them that power and they have affirmed more than once that Federal government can indeed own land. Sorry, the case law is settled. Read more here from an actual legal expert in public land law: http://www.law.indiana.edu/publicland/file… This notion that says it only applies to Washington DC takes it all out of context and simply is legal quackery.
Elk: the new cow. Livestock interests complained about the growing elk population until they discovered they could make money from the guide and outfitting business. In New Mexico landowners are given elk hunting tags to compensate for providing elk with forage (or for political favor) which they can then sell to hunting clients or even sell on the open market. Its so bad that when a ranch goes up for sale, often the listing might not even mention the number of cows it will run but instead will give the number of elk tags that go with it.
You know, I've been to Montana. I don't think I'm going back.
Beautiful! Thank you!
Americans for Prosperity is funded by the Koch brothers who want to be rid of regulations protecting clean air, clean water, and public lands from abuse so they can pillage at will in the name of greedy profiteering.
Trapping should end. And having an effective alternative is wonderfully excellent!
The people who rode their ATV's through recapture canyon broke the law. As has Cliven Bundy who ignored multiple court orders to remove his cattle. If you support these actions, then what is to stop anyone from say killing as many deer as they want, from putting mines wherever they want, from drilling for water and piping it wherever they want- even just putting up their own fence and saying the land now belongs to them. If you don't like the laws, work to change them. But lawbreakers should be held accountable. The ramifications if they are not are chilling.
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