Protect The Wolves® is curious about their end game… although it is a huge bonus they closed that much Real estate to hunting, It would be nice to get ahold of them to see what their Plans are… And if perhaps they would consider allowing Idahos Rancher claimed wolf problems to be relocated to their property. We will attempt to contact them in the Morning.
Texas billionaires Farris and Dan Wilks, the new owners of 172,000 acre of timberland in Adams, Boise and Valley counties, have posted it closed to hunters, snowmobilers and four-wheelers.
Wolfinger and 304 other hunters had controlled-hunt tags for units where 30 percent of the land is owned by the Cisco, Texas, company. Berkley told those hunters they could trade their controlled-hunt tag for a general elk tag if they wanted.
Hunters go through a lottery to get controlled-hunt tags for units where they have higher odds of bagging an animal. But that won’t work for Wolfinger: He has time to hunt this week, but the general season hasn’t started yet.
“I hope you spread the word,” his son, Bradley Wolfinger, told the Statesman via email. “Outrageous.”
I first reported in August that Farris and Dan Wilks had purchased the land owned for decades by Boise Cascade. The two Texas billionaires have been buying up land all over the West, and closing off much of the access to those lands.
Berkley’s letter reveals what most people expected and feared: The Wilkses are closing off the timberlands to hunting and other recreation. They already canceled leases with Valley County to maintain roads that provided access to snowmobile trails on public land.