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Difficult Choices

Wyoming ranch families may be few in number but they are stewards of huge chunks of the western landscape. Most ranchers that we know share reverence and concern for the land and wildlife around them. Snowcapped peaks at sunset, the aroma of sage after a summer storm and a chorus of coyotes may go unmentioned by ranch folks. Unmentioned, perhaps, but not unnoticed. Sustainable family ranches in the west can be a fragile and tenuous proposition. Just look around. Fragmented habitats, landscape degradation, rural sprawl and distressed wildlife populations have become a familiar story.

We have a few sour pusses and interest groups out there that despise western ranch culture and livestock. Maybe someone in your own hometown. Quite often these are litigious folks willing to peddle misinformation and bogus science to get their way. On the other end of the spectrum we have those who would drill, bulldoze and trash Wyoming with impunity. Despoilers often seem to get away with their own brand of disinformation. To us these extreme factions appear just plain foolish or greedy or both. Distinctions often seem blurred. Truth be told, there have been days around here when we’ve needed to clean up our act, too. We try not to repeat our mistakes.

We believe that sustainable family ranches are important to scenic open spaces and biological diversity across Wyoming. Ranch culture and livestock production and conservation of natural resources ought to be inexorably linked. Please give this notion some thought. What do we want Wyoming to look like for our grandkids? Learn what you can about the science and politics of Western landscape issues. Our legacy will become that which we do today. Go out and get involved and you might make a big difference!

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1890’s Bunkhouse

The restoration of this historic bunkhouse became a ranch legacy project. Would you like to experience memorable accommodations on a working Wyoming cattle ranch? Our 1890’s Bunkhouse might allow your imagination to drift back to the open range cattle era along the Big Horn Mountains. The dinner bell at daybreak will announce a traditional “ranch hand” breakfast.

Hats Off

We owe more than we ever can repay many special people along the trail. Family, teachers, coaches, classmates and friends. There are important mentors who insisted we value education and strive to achieve. Two university diplomas with degrees in Wildlife Biology and Agricultural Economics were gifts bestowed by our parents. We are proud to be Wyoming cattle ranchers.

Georgia Bruce

Bruce & Georgia Weeter
Double H Ranch
Ten Sleep, Wyoming 82442

spur @ tctwest.net
307 366 2244

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Doug Weeter