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BOISE -- Several Idahoans are now involved in the armed argument in Nevada over land rights.

For weeks, we've been reporting on the standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management.

About 100 people are now at the Bundy ranch to stand up for ranchers' rights, including some from Idaho.

KIDO's Kevin Miller made the 11-hour drive to Bunkerville, Nev., this weekend.

He shared his interviews with several people from Idaho with KTVB.

The people he talked with didn't want to give their full names, but they talked about why the issue is important, not just in Nevada, but to Idahoans as well.

A man named Chad from Riggins said he is a veteran who wanted to stand up for his beliefs.

I think people from Idaho have kind of a kindred spirit with the Bundy family, said Chad. I'm trying to make a stand and maybe bring attention to the fact that the fight isn't just against a government that's out of control, but we're fighting really apathy.

He is there with many who are armed and many others who want to stand up against the federal government.

It was early April when the BLM rounded up about 400 cattle belonging to rancher Cliven Bundy after he refused to pay more than a million dollars in federal grazing fees and penalties over the past 20 years.

It's something that has struck a cord with many in the Gem State, since the federal government has more control over land in Idaho than anyone else.

Harrison is also from Idaho and says he came to help, and do the work familiar with those in the Gem State.

I hear there had been some fences destroyed or water tanks messed up, and those are things I'm used to when it comes to cattle, because we have to do all that back in Idaho, as well with our BLM ground cattle, said Harrison.

He says they are there to stand up for what they believe and help protect the ranch that's come under fire.

We keep camp and stay safe so that we can maintain our operation, we stand watch, we greet people when they come in, said Harrison.

We reached out to Gov. Butch Otter and our state representatives to see if they could comment on the issue, but did not hear back from any of them.

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