For 15 years Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has ridden in an annual trail ride sponsored by the Idaho Cattle Association designed to bring together ranchers and other Idahoans who live and work the land with federal officials, land managers and conservationists to see the landscape through each other's eyes. Provided by Idaho Gov. Butch Otter
For 15 years Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has ridden in an annual trail ride sponsored by the Idaho Cattle Association designed to bring together ranchers and other Idahoans who live and work the land with federal officials, land managers and conservationists to see the landscape through each other's eyes. Provided by Idaho Gov. Butch Otter
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June 30, 2016 2:36 PM

After Otter’s trail ride, some hobnobbing with the rich

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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."

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