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By Tim Leeds 

BLM kills Bullwhacker land swap


August 19, 2014

Courtesy photo/U.S. Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management has taken a proposed land swap off the table that would have opened the Bullwhacker Road in southern Blaine County, providing access to federal land in the Upper Missouri River Breaks.

The federal agency that was looking at a potential land swap to open access to the Bullwhacker area in southern Blaine County said that swap is off the table.

Bureau of Land Management announced in a press release Monday that it was no longer considering the swap proposed by brothers Dan and Farris Wilks, wealthy Texas businessmen with large amounts of land in central and north-central Montana.

"The Bureau's preliminary assessment of a (variety) of land exchange options found no viable option that would garner substantial public support or be in the best interest of the American people wh...

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