September 20, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Tensions are growing on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming.
Wild-horse protection advocates say the government is rounding up too many mustangs while allowing livestock to overgraze, but ranchers say not enough horses are being gathered.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management agreed Friday to remove horses from the range in southwest Utah after commissioners in Iron County threatened to take matters into their own hands.
In Nevada, the federal agency on Saturday began seizing about 500 cattle from longtime rancher Cliven Bundy that it says are trespassing on public land southwest of Mesquite.
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