Action Jackson Slows His Life Down to Raise Bison

From: Wayne Count Independent

“A modern cowboy, but without the stereotypical bowed legs and lid of chaw in his back pocket, Bob “Action” Jackson has settled down on his little Yellowstone on the south fork of the Chariton River near Promise City, Iowa. Bison graze in the shade of a spreading oak savanna. Some of the trees have been growing for over 300 years. Around 150 years ago, stagecoaches left ruts still visible on Jackson’s land. Before retirement, he chased outlaws on horseback with a .44 Magnum on his hip and a lever-action .45-70 Marlin rifle holstered in an old military saddle scabbard. Jackson caught and convicted many of those poachers, but he believes a few were shielded by some of the most powerful men in the world.”

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