Silly, silly people.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
I don't know why that's so hard for a lone rancher who's been doing this it seems forever to one day just up and say, I'm not paying anymore, and you can't take the land back and re-purpose it even when he doesn't own it. It's like squatting on land that isn't his. I don't understand the man and his reasoning at all. He sure did dig a deeper hole for himself though.
In a WAPO article, one rancher was already imprisoned for the very same thing, he also has to pay fines.
Now here's an interesting quote from a member;
No, the rangers usually try to collect the fees once they see a camper squatting in a spot they have not paid for, sometimes the camper becomes belligerent and things escalate to armed confrontation, even death.I also don't lose sleep when people camp in the White Mountains of NH and don't slip the fee for their campsite in the box when they pull in, and it probably happens all the time.
ABQjournal NM: Ex-Worker Gets Probation, House Arrest in Shooting Death of Elephant Butte Camper
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?