Skip to comments.Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins 'Range War' With Feds
Posted on 04/12/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT by Red Steel
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.
Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.
Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of his sons was arrested while protesting the removal of the cattle.
"I have no contract with the United States government," Bundy said. "I was paying grazing fees for management and that's what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay."
The federal government had countered that Bundy "owes the American people in excess of $1 million " in unpaid grazing fees and "refuses to abide by the law of land, despite many opportunities over the last 20 years to do so."
However, today the BLM said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.
"Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public," BLM Director Neil Kornze said.
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Eye of the storm.
BLM can easily change laws faster than people can find out about them. How many cows did the feds shoot?
Nothing has been won.
They have stolen much of his cattle, and taken the land he was using.
They will be back for the rest in the middle of the night one day.. once the pressure has died down.
Shine the light on evil.....
Exactly, they will be back as soon as the publicity has calmed down.
I guess the revelation that HReid was involved made them back off (it’s the only new tidbit that popped out in the last 24 hrs)
although... has the airspace been reopened?
Yeah, the real reason Harry Reid.
The fact that this is so easy for people to believe shows you just how corrupt the government is perceived to be. Its not that the Repubs are innocent of this sort of thing its just that the Dems/Marxists shove it in the nations face at every opportunity and have a corrupt AG that ignores it all.
So, shortly after the video was released, the feds retreat. What a surprise.
Then the people’s militia out there needs to remain on site until the threat has palpably faded. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Remember-—the government never sleeps, and most citizens are rarely alert.
The BLM sounds Cattle Rustlers to Me.
This ain’t over. As I stated on another thread, the demand that the BLM relinquish their weapons was silly and was not met, and never will be. Now they’re going to release the cattle from what Bundy just said.
Celebrating with a new Ruger Mini 14...If I can find one.
It’s a long way from over. Did Bundy get a count on dead cows and calves, yet? The JBTs will be back; count on it.
Bundy should pay money if his cattle is grazing on government land.
Bundy doesn’t own the land.
Its just a competition yellow it aint over