Ammon Bundy, the far-right activist who led an armed takeover of federal land in Oregon, urgently warned followers this week to gear up for another big property-rights standoff in Idaho.
Bundy, the bearded man in a cowboy hat whose compatriots occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016, rushed with allies to a northern Idaho ranch, telling his large social-media following to get ready to join them.
This time, Ammon Bundy, who lives in Emmett, Idaho, northwest of Boise, traveled 250 miles north to Orofino, in Clearwater County.
Bundy said in a Facebook video Wednesday that he had arrived at the Idaho ranch that day with other men including Eric Parker, president of the Real 3% of Idaho, part of the far-right Three Percenters militia organization.
They knew several months back that this was coming, the sheriff told local reporters this week.