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Corner-crossing hunters: Cattle King era is over

In response to a suit claiming they trespassed through the airspace of a ranch, four Missouri hunters trace Western legal history that rebuffed landowners blocking access

Four Missouri hunters argued in court papers filed Friday that the owner of Elk Mountain Ranch perpetuated Wild West history by illegally trying to block others from thousands of acres of public land so he can use it exclusively.

In documents submitted to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the hunters defended a federal Wyoming judge's decision that they did not trespass when they crossed through the airspace above Fred Eshelman's property to hunt public land in Carbon County.

The Missourians accessed some 6000 acres of public land by corner crossing - stepping from one piece of public...

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