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    Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing | Fox News

    For 20 years, a tough-as-leather Nevada rancher and the federal government have been locked in a bitter range war over cattle grazing rights.

    This weekend the confrontation got worse, when the feds hired contract cowboys to start seizing Cliven Bundy's cattle, which have been grazing on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The government officials brought a show of force that included dozens of armed agents in SUVs and helicopters.

    Bundy, 67, who has been a rancher all his life, accuses BLM of stampeding over on his rights.

    “This is a lot bigger deal than just my cows,” Bundy told FoxNews.com. “It’s a statement for freedom and liberty and the Constitution.”

    The fight involves a 600,000-acre area under BLM control called Gold Butte, near the Utah border. The vast and rugged land is the habitat of the protected desert tortoise, and the land has been off-limits for cattle since 1998. Five years before that, when grazing was legal, Bundy stopped paying federal fees for the right.

    “For more than two decades, cattle have been grazed illegally on public lands in northeast Clark County,” the BLM said in a statement. “BLM and (the National Park Service) have made repeated attempts to resolve this matter administratively and judicially. Impoundment of cattle illegally grazing on public lands is an option of last resort.”

    But Bundy said he has grazed cattle on the land for decades, and his father and father's father did long before his 1,000 cattle roamed the area. He has long defied orders from bureaucrats he says are bent on running him out of business.

    Bundy said he is worried BLM might try to turn the situation into another Waco or Ruby Ridge.

    “Yeah, there’s a little fear in me,” Bundy said. “They’re definitely set up to do that.”

    Federal officials said BLM enforcement agents were dispatched in response to statements Bundy made that the agency perceived as threats.
    I hope these federal agents don't go full retard over some cattle grazing. Helicopters? Really?
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    Re: Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

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    I hope these federal agents don't go full retard over some cattle grazing. Helicopters? Really?
    That is an interesting slant on the Tradgedy of the Commons.

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    Re: Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    Seems like a significant overkill of force for this. Perfect area to consider budget cuts to. Clearly they have amble resources if they can dispatch such a large response to a cattle rancher.

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    Re: Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    The fight involves a 600,000-acre area under BLM control called Gold Butte, near the Utah border. The vast and rugged land is the habitat of the protected desert tortoise, and the land has been off-limits for cattle since 1998. Five years before that, when grazing was legal, Bundy stopped paying federal fees for the right.
    I might have been with him but for the bolded above. He doesn't even qualify to be grandfathered in under the law, and it's entirely his own doing.

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    Re: Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

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    I hope these federal agents don't go full retard over some cattle grazing. Helicopters? Really?
    After reading the article...it seems they hit full retard 15 years ago.
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    Re: Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I might have been with him but for the bolded above. He doesn't even qualify to be grandfathered in under the law, and it's entirely his own doing.
    while this might be the case it is some cattle and they are basically sending in an army. can we say overkill?

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    Re: Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    while this might be the case it is some cattle and they are basically sending in an army. can we say overkill?
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    Re: Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    It goes much deeper than the cattle.
    BUNDY stopped paying Federal fees for the LEGAL grazing of his cattle.
    That is about being a tax scofflaw.
    And then BUNDY hides behind the Constitution, as with the 16th amendmenters.

    The GOP House is now dabbling in this sort of thing.
    It is like them to give away the goodies of the USA for their buddies .
    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    while this might be the case it is some cattle and they are basically sending in an army. can we say overkill?
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    Re: Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    A rancher doesn't pay grazing fees legally contracted to graze his cattle.
    Then rancher illegally grazes for 20 years.

    Federal government goes full retard .
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    After reading the article...it seems they hit full retard 15 years ago.
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    Re: Feds move in on Nevada rancher's herd over illegal grazing

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    A rancher doesn't pay grazing fees legally contracted to graze his cattle.
    Then rancher illegally grazes for 20 years.

    Federal government goes full retard .
    I know, the atrocities. Many children were fed, schools opened, homeless sheltered by these actions.
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