Mark Baird, pictured on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, with two of the buffalo on his ranch outside Mugginsville, Calif., is a leader among the people in Siskiyou County who want to secede from the state and form the new State of Jefferson because rural areas are ignored in the halls of power in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)

Photo by: Jeff Barnard

Mark Baird, pictured on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, with two of the buffalo on his ranch outside Mugginsville, Calif., is a leader among the people in Siskiyou County who want to secede from the state and form the new State of Jefferson because rural areas are ignored in the halls of power in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)