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Idahoans Restricted From Access To Popular Private Lands

Chadd Cripe/Idaho Statesman
A gate installed on Forest Service road 374 by the Wilks subsidiary, DF Development LLC, restricts access to popular recreation lands in the Boise Foothills.

Dan and Farris, The Wilks Brothers, are Texas siblings who made their fortune in hydraulic fracking. Around 2008, they began purchasing huge tracts of land around Idaho and closing off  access to traditional hunting, fishing and recreation grounds to the public. On Monday's Idaho Matters, we'll discuss the impact this is having on local outdoor recreation and what the brothers may have planned for these lands.

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