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Montanans Contest Ruby River Access

July 27, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Claiming that Ruby River landowners are unfairly blocking angler access — a contention with a long history on this closely guarded river — the Public Lands Access Association recently filed suit against Madison County to try to get them to force landowners to modify their fencing in three key locations. The usual suspects — including the chairman and chief executive of Cox Enterprises, whose newspapers include The Atlanta Journal Constitution — lined up to defend the fences, some of which are electrified.