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 rancher’s 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.”

Shirts of Liberty

OFFGRID Survival book



  1. So which is it? Either his family owns the land or not. If he really owns the land, why is he willing to pay grazing rights to clark county?

    Sounds like he is holding a grudge against the BLM. Well I say tough…Pay your bills.

    • Oh honey, you’ve already lost your freedom of speech at airports and police stations… and various other places where your opinion and thoughts are ‘illegal’. You’re just realizing this with THIS article? wow. (no, I’m not being a b*.. just flabbergasted by how many people don’t realize that we really don’t have any freedoms anymore)

  2. There is a lot more to the story than what is being told. From what I see in the photo this guy has some scrub desert land he is running cattle on. He has a “150 acre ranch”. You can run only a few cattle on that acreage. But he says they have taken over 500 head. Well, if you run that many cattle on that type of land you need an aweful lot of land. Several square miles. If he doesn’t have a lease or a deed to the land, then he is breaking the law. Period. And have ignored the law for several decades the action has been forced. What if everyone decided to do this? I am not a fan at all of the fed, but I think this guy is full of it.

  3. wow, uhm the land is supposedly PUBLIC so anyone can go there public land is not really open to trespassing and last I knew property isn’t capable of trespass either and cattle are property.

    but the BIGGEST slap in the face you people are looking right over is the “designated first amendment Zones” WTF!? since when is the first amendment rights to peacefully assemble and protest limited to fricking ZONES!? ESPECIALLY ON PUBLIC LAND!?

  4. This could be the test case; If everyone don’t help this poor guy out, they will keep rolling along, steeling and taking whatever they like. They are criminals, and people should rise up and stop them, They are no longer for the American people, but for the banksters, you need to turn up in the 1000s, and stop them all.

    • The sad part of your response is that you state that “. . .you should show up b y the 1000s” to help this guy. Unfortunately, we are also slaves to this same system and can’t afford time off to go help with issues like this. We are working the first 4 months of they year just to pay the “taxes”. That leaves us only 8 months to feed our families. Not much extra time in there to go help people out. And, unfortunately, the people that could afford to do it are likely buddies with the ones who are doing the oppressing. So unless something changes. . .Agenda 21 will soon be in full effect!

    • if you are in trouble cal in the A team.
      hanibal smit, murdock,the face and the guy with the golden necklace and mohawk,mr T right, they wil shoot with a pudding rifle, and make it al better .

    • The 34th State just signed on for a Constitutional Convention thus meeting the required 2/3 needed, first time in American history. What does this mean? Section 5 states they can vote to totally DISBAND the Federal Government, the Feds have NO say in the matter! We need to follow this one closely. Of course you will see nothing about this on TV, only the Internet.

  5. Unbelievable! Look how it’s gone form paying the BLM there money. To there making up a reason to take his cattle, turtles. Wow! I bet if he payed them, they turtles would of never payed any never mind to the cattle. I never herd there was tortes in Nevada. Jack rabbits, rattle snakes and a whole lot of nothing In between. I hope they give him top dollar for his cattle. I think you can still get hug for CATTLE RUSTLING in Nevada.


  7. Where is the SHERIFF?
    Where are the Sheriff’s deputies?
    The feds don’t have the authority to
    do that without state approval and oversight.
    Does anyone in the state know ANY law?

  8. It amazes me how no one has mentioned the fact that this man is willing to pay locally, and that he’s actually WORKING for a living. And someone did mention the fact that our freedom of speech is not only taken away at airports, police stations and elsewhere, but now on public land out in the open.. the gov’t is taking freedoms away little by little and it all started with 911, staged as a means for future use to take everything away from US folk, in the ‘guise of “safety”. Now, this guy is being made an example of.. and yes, they will start to take away anything and everything they can. BECAUSE they can. Because no one has the balls to stand up and SPEAK.. bc we’re told we’re not allowed to anymore. Has anyone seen the movie or read the book, “1984”. I highly suggest it. IF you can find it.. bc it’s considered “banned reading” now… Oh yes. It’s on the official banned reading list. Imagine??? Banned reading. This isn’t the town of Beaumont in Footloose, this is our f’n country! Jeez. We’re prisoners in our own home. And can’t even own a gun to protect ourselves. But the gov’t can point weapons at us whenever they like and threaten us in the form of fines, new rules/laws that are UNCONSTITUTIONAL, and force us through bullying and intimidation to do exactly what they want us to.. at OUR expense. Monetary and otherwise. And after he goes out of business, I wonder how he will pay his fine for not having health insurance.

    • Aaron, do you know anything about ranching and the arrangements of the gov. and ranchers have always had, in the West on BLM land, do you? Are you aware the UN has decided it is in charge of our National Lands, parks, monuments and are the driving force that is against our Constitutional rights and freedoms? You can be cute and stupid, if you want to, but there will come a time the gov. will point a gun at you and then … what are you going to do? Agenda 21 is all over the World and we let it happen. Agenda 21, by any other name in any other time in history to present, will make sure you have nothing, NOTHING, in a short time. Sooo …. go ahead and be cute.

    • Someone said that the son of Harry Reid, represents EEN Energy Group–the Chinese Energy conglomerate that wants to create the solar farm on this land. Have you heard anything about that? and also Infowars also said something about a Reid/Chinese energy connection with this land. Have you heard anything about that? Also, have you heard about the agreements being long, confusing, and ridiculous terms that ranchers have to sign BEFORE they pay, and what ranchers are saying about how the BLM has been changing the terms and conditions and the affect it is on the ranchers(wiping out their livelihoods sometimes by 90%) at the stroke of a pen? That doesn’t sound like fair and honest government to me. but I am trying to get more information.

  9. The Clark County Sheriff does not list an E mail address. Perhaps he resides in one of those “first amendment free zones” and lacks the cahonies to stand up for a citizen of Clark County. Perhaps he is a lap dog of Little Harry. Not all County Sheriffs are friends of the U.S. Even if the rancher is not complying to the demands of Agenda 21 the Sheriff could diffuse a potentially lethal and bloody replay of Ruby Ridge or Waco. It is more than frightening to know that your own gov. sends snipers to draw a bead on American citizens. Perhaps Lon Tomohisa Horiuchi needs overtime pay.

  10. not to mention the damage done to the habitat by the invasion, look at all those vehicles running roughshod over the landscape destroying everything there. so the excuse of protecting the environment and the tortoise, so at this point the real question is what s the real reason? and second why is the blm being allowed to destroy everything there? tells us who should be in stir….and soon.

  11. can someone please obtain and post a picture of a federal vehicle atop a dead desert tortoise please?

  12. Free speech ZONES????
    WTF The country is supposed to be a free speech zone.
    We have let the government over run us. Too many living off the govt dole. Keep em on welfare, take their guns and you have complete control. We are almost there.

  13. They claim to be doing it to protect the desert tortoise. Their compound and all that equipment probably made a worst impact than the rancher’s cattle has done in the last hundred something years.

  14. When you see Obama on the top of Tank pointing his Finger in direction where to shoot, then it will be serious.

    • Jarha how old are you? You do not remember the Oklahoma bombing, Waco massacre, Ruby Ridge murders or any one of the fake shootings of the last few years. You crawl out from under the rock a couple of days ago??? So you don’t think what is happening to this country is serious enough to keep your attention? That is unfortunate … although that seems to be the prevailing attitude for, especially, the brain dead people that want to ignore all but the tiny world they live in. Unfortunately those numb nuts vote …. and breed! Also, and I know you were just being snide, Obama would not lift a finger to lift a finger … he wouldn’t want to interrupt his party. Perhaps he could get Hillary to make his decisions for him .. like Bill did in Waco.

  15. Where is the cattle? I only saw horses in the trailer.
    Next they will be asking for donations. I do not believe anything I see or hear on the internet anymore.

    • Cher did you see the goose-neck trailers loaded with hay? Did you see the “park patrol” closing the gates to the land on the other side of the cattle guard. The cattle guard is the array of steel poles lying together to cross the ditch where the “park patrol” were closing the gates on all the trailers full of cattle feed and horses that would have been ridden to heard the cattle to the feed. That is the way a real rancher would work his cattle, on horseback. The cows were all out there in the land that was forbidden to the rancher and the ranch hands. I don’t know anyone that has asked for donations yet … but this mess being exacerbated by the idiocy of the “park patrol” would probably be a better cause than the crap on which most people spend their money. Yes Cher, you have to be discerning of what you believe on the internet. The gov. shills are alive and well …. and working overtime. We are indeed in the middle of the 1984 quote … “to tell the truth is revolutionary.”

  16. That many cattle, as someone stated, would need square miles to graze. It use to be called “open range” ranchers let their cattle graze for free. The govt. started charging for grazing after ” not sure what to call them” people said it was not right for them to have this for free. Lots of ranchers hate this law. No one used the land. Cattle grazing keeps the dry brush to a minimum, which helps stop fires from spreading.
    What scares me is them bringing up “free speech zones”. And kidnapping his son. That is what scares me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.