Backcountry Hunters & Anglers reacted with “profound disappointment” to the acquittal of Ammon and Ryan Bundy, in the occupation of the MNWR.
In some ways, the release of the video showing the shooting death of LaVoy Finicum has made things worse.
There are deep divisions evident by comments under news accounts, some rejoicing in the law enforcement response and others decrying it as totally unnecessary and heavy-handed.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers cannot support the tactics and objectives of the militants in Oregon & we regret the loss of life associated with the arrests…
Oregon standoff spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was killed and other leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation were arrested Tuesday
The letter ends by directly asking Ammon Bundy to end his occupation of the wildlife refuge and to leave peaceably.
If things blow up in Oregon, things could quickly get out of control everywhere.