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On June 12, 2011, David Burgert — a convicted felon and militia leader who hatched a plan to overthrow state and local government a decade earlier — led police on a chase through the forests of western Montana. In a wooded area in the Lolo National Forest, David drove up a hill, got out of his truck and shot at two sheriff's deputies before disappearing into the wilderness. 
No one has seen him since. 
From the newsroom of the Flathead Beacon comes a new podcast about one of Montana's biggest mysteries: Where is David Burgert? 

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Project 7 Flathead Beacon

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    • 3.8 • 6 Ratings

On June 12, 2011, David Burgert — a convicted felon and militia leader who hatched a plan to overthrow state and local government a decade earlier — led police on a chase through the forests of western Montana. In a wooded area in the Lolo National Forest, David drove up a hill, got out of his truck and shot at two sheriff's deputies before disappearing into the wilderness. 
No one has seen him since. 
From the newsroom of the Flathead Beacon comes a new podcast about one of Montana's biggest mysteries: Where is David Burgert? 

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    BONUS: Covering David Burgert

    BONUS: Covering David Burgert

    Michael Jamison was the Flathead Valley bureau chief for the Missoulian newspaper in the late 1990s and early 2000s, giving him an up-close look at David Burgert and Project 7 as the story unfolded. In this episode, you'll hear Michael explain when authorities started to take David seriously, how he became part of a raging battle over logging and conservation, and what he thinks of the entire saga when he looks back through the lens of 2020.
    Michael joined co-host Justin Franz back in May for this Editor's Club exclusive, one of seven bonus episodes we produced. To hear more bonus content, join the Editor's Club at beaconeditorsclub.com.
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    • 23 min
    BONUS: What Happened to David Burgert?

    BONUS: What Happened to David Burgert?

    Show hosts Andy Viano and Justin Franz sat down on the ninth anniversary of David Burgert's disappearance to talk about the series they spent more than 18 months putting together. Flathead Beacon Editor-in-Chief Kellyn Brown guides the conversation, which covers Justin and Andy's theories about what happened back in 2011, what they learned from making the show and what they still want to know.
    Follow Project 7 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and get more information at project7pod.com.
    Have a question about the show or any additional information to share? Email project7@flatheadbeacon.com.

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    • 35 min
    The Hunt

    The Hunt

    Nine years ago, David Earl Burgert Jr., a former militia leader and convicted felon, disappeared in the mountains of Montana. No one has seen him since. In the years since that day in June 2011, Burgert's legend has grown and the hunt for answers has continued, but so far, it has only turned up more questions.
    In the final episode of Project 7, Flathead Beacon reporters Justin Franz and Andy Viano look back at nearly 18 months of reporting and ask the people who knew him what they think happened to Burgert. Is he dead? Or is he alive and drifting amongst us unnoticed?
    Learn more at project7pod.com.
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    Do you know where David Burgert is? Email us at project7@flatheadbeacon.com
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    The People v. David Burgert

    The People v. David Burgert

    For more than a year, David Burgert had been stockpiling weapons and making a list of public officials he wanted to assassinate in an apparent attempt to overthrow the government. But it all came crashing down in February 2002, when a close friend of David went to the FBI and told them about his plans. After an all-night standoff with police, David is arrested and spends nearly a decade behind bars. When he gets out in 2010, David is jobless, homeless and aimless. After bouncing around Montana for a year, he decides to head out to the Lolo National Forest in June 2011 where he eventually gets into a shootout with police and disappears into Montana lore.
    In episode 5 of Project 7, reporters Andy Viano and Justin Franz look at the days leading up to David Burgert’s mysterious disappearance.
    Learn more at project7pod.com.
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    Do you know where David Burgert is? Email us at project7@flatheadbeacon.com
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    • 42 min
    Mid-Season Bonus Episode

    Mid-Season Bonus Episode

    Project 7, the six-part mini-series from the Flathead Beacon, will return with Episode 5 on May 13.
    Until then, here are a pair of segments from bonus episodes of the show that are released each week for members of the Flathead Beacon Editor's Club. Bonus episodes include in-depth conversations with the show's hosts, interview clips that could not fit into the regular episode and other related conversations. To join the Editor's Club or get more information, visit beaconeditorsclub.com.
    To learn more about Project 7 or hear past episodes, visit project7pod.com.
    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
    Do you know where David Burgert is? Email us at project7@flatheadbeacon.com
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    • 29 min
    The Hit List

    The Hit List

    Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, anti-government extremists were among federal law enforcement’s top concerns before everything changed on Sept. 11, 2001. Yet regardless of what law enforcement was focusing on after the terror attacks, there was a growing threat in Kalispell as David Burgert stockpiled weapons and turned a fledgling militia into an army to deliver revenge. And just as his militia appeared to be ramping up to a fight, an unexpected informant emerged to send David Burgert on the run.
    In episode 4 of Project 7, reporters Justin Franz and Andy Viano look at how the 9/11 terror attacks impacted David Burgert and what happened when he went on the lam in an effort to avoid the law.
    Learn more at project7pod.com.
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    Do you know where David Burgert is? Email us at project7@flatheadbeacon.com
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    • 36 min

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