Ammon Bundy speaks to reporters at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early January.
Ammon Bundy speaks to reporters at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early January. Rick Bowmer AP
Ammon Bundy speaks to reporters at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early January. Rick Bowmer AP
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Silent ranchers allow Bundys to be their ambassadors

January 07, 2016 02:35 PM

UPDATED January 08, 2016 11:36 AM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."