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Florida2548 6 years, 7 months ago on Rick and Bo Barnes: Prairie 'rats' a big problem for ranchers

Excellent comments....you can always use the Remington, Winchester or Henry fencing....it comes in different models...the .22, the .17, the .25-.35, .223 etc. Good luck and if you need help with the fencing let me know, I've been fencing for years.

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Florida2548 6 years, 8 months ago on Sage-Grouse plan to prevent endangered listing

My only comment is doing everything you can to keep the federal government out of it,,,,if they get involved it'll be a disaster like everything else they get their hands on. Its bad enough that DOW is involved....with these agencies involved it will cost the taxpayers money, one way or another and it will involved taking away some of your rights. It always does. They will find some way to legislate something, which as we all know, that whenever a law is passed it takes something away from you, it never gives you more rights or liberties. Just keep government out of our lives, they already have their greedy paws on enough of our lives.

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Florida2548 6 years, 8 months ago on Rick Hammel: Protect prairie dogs

Native....glad to hear you did your part. Prairie dogs haven't changed over the years, just people's attitudes. The prairie dogs still continue to harm livestock, carry diseases and cause untold damage to people's property. They are a very serious pest and need to be controlled any way possible. My choice is .22 fencing as it relatively cheap and quite enjoyable, and yes it does teach kids gun safety, competition, sport and commradrie and its a lot of fun. This character who wrote original article doesn't have a clue and could care less about the plight of the rancher or the economy of the region. It would be very intersting to find out in dollars how much damage they cause over a one year period. This forum has been interesting and a lot of fun. Shoot em' straight, check the windage and adjust the sights and have fun.

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Florida2548 6 years, 8 months ago on Rick Hammel: Protect prairie dogs

Rick....you are an idiot...you have no common sense....and you are also , with that dumb ass statement you just made , show your lack of education....prairie dogs carry diseases....maybe we should dump them in your background. And who are you to tell people what they can do to their property....you are one of type of people who love to stick their nose in others business. You are pitiful. Not only once you show your complete ignorance but you've done it twice, you're amazing. You remind of some of these Democrats that are running for office, you're so out of touch that its embarrassing. I'll bet your parents are real proud of you. You've got your head so far up your ass that it'll be years before you ever see sunshine.

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Florida2548 6 years, 8 months ago on Ben Hegwer: Thanks to chamber

Excellent article and you are 100% on the money....unions have destroyed many a business...i.e. look at the auto industry....why do you think that Toyota is #1 in the world now....they don't have oppressive unions. When America wakes up it might be too late.

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Florida2548 6 years, 8 months ago on Council endorses Section 8 program

Maybe these people should make an effort to get these people off the welfare system and become useful members of society....it would benefit the entire community. With the high cost of living the last thing people need now is higher taxes for people who choose not to be a productive member of society and live off the welfare system.

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Florida2548 6 years, 8 months ago on 'Hard pill to swallow for the taxpayer'

The county really took advantage of this man....the taxes are too high as it is. This man really got ripped off by the county. Its a disgrace for the assessors office to treat people this way. Remember to vote for or against when its time to vote again. It would be very interesting to see what happened to John Zimmerman's taxes....property values don't increase 500% in any year, anywhere, even if you live on the ocean. This is pitiful that this man has been abused by the County.

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Florida2548 6 years, 8 months ago on Rick Hammel: Protect prairie dogs

As most of you know the prairie dog is known to carry the bubonic plague as well as many other diseases that are associated with the fleas and other bacteria they carry. After just reading about this worthless creature they have been known to destroy as much as 7% of a ranchers property, injuring and maiming their livestock and destroying numerous crops. During the late 90's the prairie dogs numbered over 5 BILLION in the American west. I don't think all the fencing we could put up would help much but it sure is worth trying. I will do my part and hope that all reasonable people will continue to try to prevent the spread of the diseases they carry and the wanton destruction of people's property. This character, Rick, doesn't have a clue the damage and destruction these animals cause to people and their property. People like Rick love to tell people what to do but don't offer any reasonable solutions to their problems. He's very typical of the people from NY who moved down south and told us how they did things up there, much like the people who move here from California and say this is how we do things out there it best that you do it this way. These people are not only scary but very inconsiderate of people's right to protect their property as they see fit.

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Florida2548 6 years, 8 months ago on Rick Hammel: Protect prairie dogs

I have had many years of this type of fencing experience...as an ex-resident of Florida and a recent residnet of Craig had serious issues we armadillos and we used the same type of fencing down there...for the most part it was fairly effective. It is not only cost effective but the gentleman pointed out good for the enviroment, it keeps the wildlife feed and it doesn't disrupt the natural beauty of the landscape. Anyone who needs help with the fencing can contact me on my cell phone at 720-937-6100. My brother is also an expert at this type of fencing and he uses it from long range in many different fencing numbers....he will here in another month or so and would greatly enjoy the work as he needs to stay occupied while in Colorado. He will bring with him many different fencing systems that many of you would be interested in seeing.

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Florida2548 6 years, 8 months ago on Rick Hammel: Protect prairie dogs

The gentleman who commented on the types of fencing is right on the money. I would be more than happy to assit in the construction of the fencing. Myself, I would use a different type, probably .22 Henry fencing or .25-.35 Winchester fencing, both have been very effective in the past for me. I do a lot of this type of fencing up in Wyoming and there aren't ignorant people up there who consider the prarie dog as an asset. You also probably think the wolf is an asset as well. I guess there will always be your types around who don't care about the economy of the area where they live. You would probably rather see a rancher lose his cattle and sheep than have a few prarie dogs fenced off.
Rick, go hug a tree somewhere else. You would probably enjoy Boulder and they would accept you with open arms over there...you are there type of guy.

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