Hundreds of federal officers, cowboys and helicopters descended on Cliven Bundy’s backyard Saturday, launching a roundup targeting about 500 head of cattle that are grazing on government land.
A looming federal roundup of cattle in Clark County has become a rallying cry for Iron County, Utah, officials who want the BLM to deal with an out-of-control wild horse population.
Within the last few weeks, the Bureau of Land Management announced plans to impound at least 500 of what it calls “trespass cattle” that a rancher has left to roam on a 90-mile swath of federal land for the past 20 years. Federal authorities will restrict access to almost 600,000 acres of public land in northeast Clark County to ensure the safety of the operation.
Bureau of Land Management officials in Nevada won’t say how much it might cost to round up so-called “trespass cattle” from federal land 80 miles north of Las Vegas, but at least $1 million is a pretty safe bet.
Federal authorities will restrict access to almost 600,000 acres of public land for the next seven weeks as they prepare to round up what they call “trespass cattle” in the desert 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
For the second time since 2012, Clark County rancher, CLiven Bundy, has been served notice by federal authorities who plan to impound hundreds of cattle he left to roam on public land almost 20 years after the government told him to remove them.