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#6512699 - 10/26/16 12:08 PM Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private
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Two Texas billionaires have bought thousands of acres in Idaho and are restricting local hunters from using them, the Idaho Statesman reports.

Farris and Dan Wilks, who are brothers, made their wealth from the oil and gas industry. In Texas, they've made headlines for donating $15 million to Ted Cruz's bid for president.

Now, they're upsetting hunters in Idaho after cutting off access to 172,000 acres of timberland forests previously used for hunting game and fishing.


http://www.chron.com/hunting-fishing/art...aho-9513821.php

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#6512707 - 10/26/16 12:11 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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Ooh evil oil-and-gas industry Republicans! Odd that nobody complains about Ted Turner owning hundreds of thousands of acres of prime hunting land.
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#6512724 - 10/26/16 12:19 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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Nor a guy from New Jersey owning more than 300,000 acres of prime south Texas brush country. Free enterprise.

..."the father and son were gonna go as far as to pay $500 for a license and book a hotel room". That might get you an exotic doe or two in Texas.

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#6512769 - 10/26/16 12:39 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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Oh well.
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#6512770 - 10/26/16 12:40 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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Be disappointed, that is fair, being upset because someone bought, paid for and will continue to pay taxes on? That is just BS.

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#6512786 - 10/26/16 12:44 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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If they wanted it, they could have bought it!
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#6512846 - 10/26/16 01:08 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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rofl as pappy once said: the more money ya have the more Freedom ya have ... my first taste of texas as far as hunting twas a shocker... Every thing leased, as many have said on here: gotta pay ta play ... As a lowfer low income worker, got on lease's, twas how it was done here in texas so could have place ta hunt for grillen & chillen... stood up ta credit advisers that said: leasing tis a bad investment ... Over the years started seeing prices of leases going up... rofl Twas a Blessing when the WMA opened up down the road...
Some one once said: ya cant fix stupid ... Sit & watch the news about up coming ellection, how bad the middle class has it ... rofl our kids didnt know how poor we was... peep damn Gov. csi still spying on me ever since reports about me alien body parts rofl tis why i'm broke... Hunting gotten ta be about the big Bucks tis my 2cents it dont do no good ta complain, they just laugh & make fun of ya... hanged ( - ed ) in thar, & enjoy the season... Best wishes... flag


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#6512919 - 10/26/16 01:35 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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This ^^^^
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#6512991 - 10/26/16 02:07 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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I don't like it either.

But it's America. And it's their money. My only proper response is to have made more money than him and buy it myself. I haven't and, thus, I can't. So that's on me I guess.
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#6512992 - 10/26/16 02:07 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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The True facts... been deeded private for decades as in almost 100 years

What people don't realize is the ranch was paying for the road maintenance for everyone to "use".

Wilks canceled road maintenance contract, and closed their roads. No different then some one rutting up your private driveway

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#6513002 - 10/26/16 02:12 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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His Money, His Rules up
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#6513020 - 10/26/16 02:20 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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Sounds like dem evil Texans bee screwin ups every thang in Idaho. Geeez!

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#6513072 - 10/26/16 02:44 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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This did not make sense to me at first unless they were talking about blocking access to public land. In Idaho the public can hunt on private land if it is not cultivated or posted. And by tradition most private hunting lands have not been posted or most landowners give permission. Other articles and movements online show there is a push for private property rights going on in Idaho, so it is not really fair for them to throw these Texans under the bus. All the two brothers did is put up no trespassing signs on the private land they now own. I would consider it a risk any hunter in Idaho takes if obtaining tags to hunt private land they are legally hunting without permission or without checking in every year with the landowner that gave them permission to make sure nothing has changed. No different than getting permission to hunt private land in Texas. At any time it could be sold or change hands without your knowledge.
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#6513085 - 10/26/16 02:47 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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The Wilks bros also own most of cisco and eastland texas as well. Like Sniper said their money their rules

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#6513089 - 10/26/16 02:48 PM Re: Texas Billionaires Taking Idaho Private [Re: ndhunter]
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ninja I wasn't planning on hunting there anyway! walking
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