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Nearly 900,000 acres of Montana in access limbo 

Without a test case to decide the legality of corner-crossing in Montana, nor guidance from lawmakers, public lands in the state remain out of reach.

When four hunters used a specially constructed ladder to step from one corner of public land in southern Wyoming to another, the ripples from that decision were initially small but have since ignited an impassioned debate that could open - or unequivocally restrict - access to more than eight million acres of public land across the West. Here, in the second of our three-part series, we explore why...


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