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BLM’s Stone Cabin Complex wild horse gather and adoption were successful


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BATTLE MOUNTAIN – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office has completed the Stone Cabin Complex Wild Horse Gather that ran from February 5 through February 18, 2012.  A total of 726 wild horses were re-gathered and 210 were released back into the Herd Management Areas.  There were 107 mares treated with PZP, a fertility drug, and subsequently released. Throughout the gather, 488 wild horses were transported to either Gunnison Prison Holding Facility in Utah or Ridgecrest Holding Facility in California where they will be prepared for adoption.

A Trap Site Adoption was held on January 18, 2012.  Before the event 12 yearlings were held back and prepared for adoption.  Possible adopters started viewing the animals at 9 a.m. and selected the animal(s) they wanted to adopt at 10 a.m.  Three adopters took 7 of the available 12 yearlings.  The adopters were excited about the colors and the condition of their new friends.  Pictures of the adopted animals as well as photos from the gather can be found on the BLM, Battle Mountain web site athttp://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field.html.

For more information, please call Dustin Hollowell, Wild Horse and Burro Specialist, Tonopah Field Office at 775-482-7847.

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