Another Nevada rancher is challenging the Bureau of Land Management; this time without guns. Elko County commissioner Grant Gerber and his son are horseback riding across northern Nevada to protest the livestock grazing reductions on federal land. The two started Monday and rode 20 miles to Carlin. They plan on arriving in Carson City by the end of the week. Once there Gerber will present a petition to Governor Sandoval urging the removal of Doug Furtado as the head of the BLM Battle Mountain District.
BLM officials say the temporary reductions in grazing allotments are due to the drought.