According to Edward Cline, the fiction writer. However, he started this passage with an attribution to the mysterious Laron Fred Woods.Bundy's grandfather purchased the grazing rights to that land in 1880 from the General Land Office, the GLO was a federal agency. Notice I said he purchased the grazing rights. In 1946 the BLM was formed and took over all federal lands and at some point they decided they did not have to honor the old agreements. The government is willing to ignore that fact much like it ignores agreements with Indian Tribes.
Another problem the BLM has, and why I think they decided to round up the cattle using force, is it is quite possible that Bundy has prescriptive rights to that property since his family has been continually using that property for 140 years.
Again, who is this guy? Anyone know?
and in the 1880's the GLO was selling land. Grazing rights came in early 20th century. Sources are in a previous post.