I am horrified that Elko County would even entertain a large corporation being allowed to take over all the BLM land around the Pilot Valley area. They are not ranchers! They are from other states or countries. They are not good stewards of the land or their animals as they prove every year when they put out pregnant cows on land that has no feed and don't provide any supplementation for the animals. The animals always have scours and are so skinny you can see their pelvic and rib bones even though they are pregnant. They want to close off hunting? That is a money maker for this area. They will do "deprivation" hunts that will only enrich their pockets as they charge astronomical amounts to the rich and elite to come out and do a canned hunt.
You are supposed to represent your constituents who are residents of this area. We may only have small farms and ranches but we still are tax payers who actually live here and deserve to be represented.
This land grab, and that is exactly what it is, is designed to eventually lock the rightful residents from their land and homes. Why would you support this? I am appalled that my representative, Wilde Brough, would back them up and defend this corporation.
Please do not let this happen to our area. We are already suffering from the effects of drought and wildfires. Their taking over of the area in a land grab would only exacerbate the problems we have out here.
I strongly oppose this "subject for discussion". It will only benefit the Windcup/Gamble Ranch.