Feds Steal Ranchers Cattle In Armed Helicopter Raids: Feds Attempt To Rub Out Family Farmers

In the latest attempt to rub out the family farm, the Federal Government is targeting a rancher in Nevada by sending in armed agents, armored vehicles and low-lying helicopters to steal the ranchers cattle.
Cliven Bundy, who has been fighting the federal government’s attempts to shut him down for the last 20 years, is in a bitter battle that just took a turn for the worse. Over the weekend, armed federal agents from the Bureau of Land Management stormed Bundy’s land, stealing over 500 of the rancher’s cattle.
The government claims the cattle were illegally grazing on government land; but Bundy, who has been a rancher all his life, says he’s been doing it this way for decades. In fact, his cattle are grazing on the same land that his father and father’s father used to raise their cattle.
The trouble started in 1993 when Bundy refused to pay the feds for the right to allow his cattle to graze on land that he claims has been in his family since the 1880s. His family actually owned the land before the Bureau of Land Management ever even came into existence; so how the federal government can now claim they own the land is a bit puzzling.
“We own this land,” he said, not the feds. He said he is willing to pay grazing fees but only to Clark County, not BLM.
“Years ago, I used to have 52 neighboring ranchers,” he said. “I’m the last man standing. How come? Because BLM regulated these people off the land and out of business.”

So why now?

According to the feds, this is all about protecting the desert tortoise. Yep, apparently protecting a turtle is now reason enough to storm a man’s property and illegally steal his cattle.
Just before the round-up began, Bundy claims armed federal agents surrounded his 150-acre ranch.
“They’ve been bringing men in and equipment and setting up a compound,” Bundy told FoxNews.com Monday. “They got helicopters flying low. They got snipers around the ranch. Our access to public lands has been blocked.”
Federal Government Raiding Bundy’s Farm Stealing His Cattle

Federal Government Raiding Bundy’s Farm Stealing His Cattle

Bundy says he’s extremely fearful that the federal government is trying to turn this into another Ruby Ridge or Waco situation. The BLM has closed public lands in Clark County while they work on a plan to round up the “trespassing” cattle. Only marked vehicles are being allowed into the area and “free speech zones” have been set up several miles from the ranch in an attempt to corral protestors who have made their way into the area.
“I’ve tried to fight this thing legally, and I’ve tried to fight it politically,” Bundy said. “We’ve got one more fight. We the people haven’t fought yet.”


This is video shot by the family who claims the BLM assaulted and hauled off one of Bundy’s sons for filming them steal his dad’s cattle.
“He was there to do some filming when about 11 federal agents pulled up and arrested him,” Bundy told Las Vegas News 3. “They said he was outside of the First Amendment area and they took him down. We don’t know where he is now.”

  • Mike Back

    First amendment “AREA” ? what ignorance of these agents to be so bold. My constitutional rights are not limited to an area! Sea to shining Sea!
    I am saddened by Mr. Bundy’s position. His as is our rights are being violated more often. These policies made have got to stop. If i knew what to do to help Mr. Bundy I would help!

  • orval burke

    never give up

  • An American

    Contacting your political reps aint going to do shit! Stand your ground, bare arms and prepare to use deadly force. Our government has gotten out of control and they need to be shown we are not taking it any more! They will kill you in a heartbeat and not bat an eye to achieve their political agenda of changing life as we know it. I’ll stand right next to you and fight.

  • Just A Thought Here

    How can this man claim to be the last man standing? I live here there are many big ranches and small all around us. He is nuts! First off you just don’t sit on your hands and say just cause my grandpa got here first this is ours. No you go make a legal land claim as my grandfather did and many more in this area did also. Where are his legal documents to claim this area? He said this land belongs to the state and county so does that mean he would be paying taxes instead? Or if he didn’t pay the taxes and the state or county were seizing his stock would everyone be jumping on the band wagon then to help him? I don’t think so. If this man can show legal documentation to this land then I will support him but since they have not shown that then he needs to stop this and not cause innocent people to possibly be hurt.

  • nic30

    It is time to stand our ground, and pick out the poisoned fruit from the tree.

  • BobW

    OK. If this guy owns the land as he claims. He should have a deed and it should be recorded in the county court house. Look at tax rolls. If he has not paid taxes and can’t produce a deed he doesn’t own it. Period. So, if in fact he “owns” the land why the heck would he state he is willing to pay grazing fees to county but not BLM. You only pay grazing fees on leased land. So he doesn’t own the ground. I can’t believe it has taken this long to boot him off. If you don’t pay the lease on private land to graze you don’t come back with cattle the next year and the owner of the land has a legally enforceable Leon on the cattle. I am all for private property rights but this doesn’t add up. We should quit defending him.

  • TheMIP

    Read this! She puts what’s happening into perfect perspective.