Open Range, Shocking Range Wars. Over 70 killed. It All Started Here. John Wesley Hardin involved. Rustlers on the Open Range, Cowboy Culture, Shocking Range Wars, Over 70 killed. It all started here! John Wesley Hardin involved. The Range War that started before the War Between the States which later became known as the Sutton-Taylor Feud. Enjoy 7 minutes of real history. Rancher and educator Don Hoffman tells the exciting story.