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Wild horse round-up begins Oct. 7 in Wyoming

Wild horse round-up begins Oct. 7 in Wyoming

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As wild horse populations continue to propagate across the West, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to hold wild horse round-ups to keep burgeoning populations in check. On or around Oct. 7, BLM will be gathering wild horses from the Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, White Mountain and Little Colorado Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in southwestern Wyoming, The Fence Post reports.

The purpose of gathering the animals is to keep the landscape healthy and maintained for other wildlife that rely upon the water, forage and habitat. With approximately 5,105 wild horses in these five HMAs, the current population is over capacity as the appropriate management level is 1,550 to 2,145 horses, according to The Fence Post. This round-up complies with the 2013 Consent Decree between the Rock Springs Grazing Association and BLM.

BLM’s goal is to gather about 4,300 horses, removing 3,500 and returning approximately 800 back to the range. Those returned will be treated with temporary fertility control. Those gathered will be checked by a veterinarian and made available for adoption to qualified applicants. For more information and daily gather reports, click here.

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As wild horse populations continue to propagate across the West, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to hold wild horse round-ups to keep burgeoning populations in check. On or around Oct. 7, BLM will be gathering wild horses from the Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, White Mountain and Little Colorado Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in southwestern Wyoming, The Fence Post reports.

The purpose of gathering the animals is to keep the landscape healthy and maintained for other wildlife that rely upon the water, forage and habitat. With approximately 5,105 wild horses in these five HMAs, the current population is over capacity as the appropriate management level is 1,550 to 2,145 horses, according to The Fence Post. This round-up complies with the 2013 Consent Decree between the Rock Springs Grazing Association and BLM.

BLM’s goal is to gather about 4,300 horses, removing 3,500 and returning approximately 800 back to the range. Those returned will be treated with temporary fertility control. Those gathered will be checked by a veterinarian and made available for adoption to qualified applicants. For more information and daily gather reports, click here.

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