Range fees are currently $1.37 per month. Mine are actually $1.35 but different regions have different rates. Mine have been has high as $1.66 but I've only been in charge of mine (for our family) since 2009. My dad managed them from back in the 90's. Yes we are talking $1.37 cents per head per month. A farmer with 900 permits / head of cattle would be paying $1,233 per month. I dare say the property taxes in California (not NV) could cost you close to that for grazing land necessary for 900 head of cattle. Remember this is desert property and more land is needed for cattle then in some other parts of country - mid west for example.
The real figure to note is the cost of grazing fees per head for that steers life: That is $32.88 maximum. For a steer that should garnish $1200-$1300 today - maybe more or less depending on its weight and health. $32.88 with no property taxes, BLM protection from poachers, land use management, and yes they spend some of it to protect a damn turtle - so what. Clive managed to rack up $1,100,000 worth of these fees by not paying for 21 years. Its not hard if you have 800-900 permits.