Skip to comments.New Mexico county defies U.S. government over cattle grazing
Posted on 05/13/2014 9:36:43 PM PDT by Kartographer
A rural New Mexico county has voted to defy the federal government and give a rancher's cattle access to a watering hole fenced off by the Forest Service in the latest dispute over federal control of public land in the U.S. West.
Commissioners in Otero County voted 2-0 on Monday night to authorize Sheriff Benny House to open a gate allowing nearly 200 head of cattle into the 23-acre area despite Forest Service restrictions. A third commissioner was out of town for the vote.
"We are reacting to the infringement of the U.S. Forest Service on the water rights of our land-allotment owners," Otero County Commissioner Tommie Herrell told Reuters. "People have been grazing there since 1956."
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NEW MEXICO PING!
Sounds like they are going for the endangered mouse trick...
What we are going to end up with in this country is an endangered BLM.
Thanks for the ping, Kart.
I forgot to ping you guys to the earlier, similar article:
Cattle have been grazing and drinking there since 1956, and the jumping mice are still there. In 2056 the mice will probably still be there. We can only hope that the kooks in the Forest Service and the EPA will be gone.
mice = hunta virus outbreak 1993, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah
Things got to change in this Land!
“Cattle have been grazing and drinking there since 1956, and the jumping mice are still there.”...
I visit Wyoming every fall for an annual elk/deer hunt. For several years we have seen “kangaroo mice” (jumping mice) all over the place. The entire area is pastured by ranchers cattle, elk, deer, antelope and sheep. The mice continue to proliferate despite the numerous critters I have mentioned. The feds will use any excuse/reason they can to keep people off of OUR federally occupied lands.