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The Continuing Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge – BISON SAGA

 

January 19, 2022



Ranchers trying to eke out a living in the Breaks on either side of the Missouri River in northeastern Montana have been in a continuous battle with Washington politicians and bureaucrats. It started in the 1930’s when President Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) and his cronies decided a dam on the Missouri at the location of old Fort Peck would be an ideal ‘make work’ project. The area designated for the reservoir just happened to contain beautiful irrigated alfalfa fields that provided abundant winter forage for the area’s livestock and a cash crop for the ranchers. The ranchers’ protest...



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