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BLM Seizing 116 Miles Of Ranchers’ Land … And Moving Texas-Oklahoma Border

BLM Seizing 116 Miles Of Ranchers’ Land … And Moving Texas-Oklahoma Border

The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of stealing another ranchers land.

Tommy Henderson has already lost land to the BLM and is currently fighting their latest attempt to take his property, “How can BLM come in and say, ‘Hey, this isn’t yours’?” Henderson asked. “… Our family paid taxes for over 100 years on this place. We’ve got a deed to it. But yet they walked in and said it wasn’t ours?”

 

BLM uses the fact that the border between Texas and Oklahoma, which is the Red River, constantly changes, to claim the land. They have already seized 140 acres of land, now they are trying to seize 90,000 acres and substantially change the border between the two states.

“Originally, here the river was out there where it is now and it eroded and accreted up to here, and then it eroded and accreted back. Well, [BLM’s] interpretation is that it eroded up to here but avulsed back. So when you listen to them it is always erosion to the south because the property line follows it then, but it’s always avulsion when it goes north. So the boundary can move south but it can never move back north,” states Henderson.

“We have numerous places that have been in our family for over a hundred of years, and you hate to see land that people’s worked hard for would lose. As producers we are always on a defense. We have to make decisions to try to help ourselves to help one another.”


288 Comments

  1. Ken Connelly
    Ken Connelly April 22, 12:07

    Time to stop this nonsense

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  2. Rosie Bowman Shelton
    Rosie Bowman Shelton April 22, 16:17

    Stand Your ground!. First they take our money then they try to take our land. Stand up and fight.

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  3. John Kubenski
    John Kubenski April 22, 16:41

    Abolish the BLM

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  4. DixieSuzan
    DixieSuzan April 22, 18:06

    So what ever happened to “squatters rights”???
    The rule of adverse possession is merely a corollary to the general concept of the statute of limitations. Statutes of limitations are laws enacted in all 50 states and under the federal system that limit the amount of time that a party has to bring a claim. Actions that are brought after their periods of limitations have run must be dismissed by the court, no matter how meritorious their claims may be.
    100 years or more is always beyond the statute of limitations.
    If a wrongful possessor enters a property, and the true owner fails to take legal action against the wrongful possessor within the prescribed period of time, then the possessor actually gains title to the property. Once this happens, the possessor, though he or she had no legal right to enter the property, gains full and exclusive possession and ownership of the property in fee simple absolute. The original “true” owner’s right to the property is permanently extinguished.

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  5. Jeremy Pickens
    Jeremy Pickens July 12, 09:58

    ON YOUR LAND?? SHOOT THEM

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