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BLM continues wild horse trapping and gathering


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WINNEMUCCA —  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office will resume a wild horse bait/water trap gather on Monday, July 7 with corrals located approximately 10 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada in the Humboldt Herd Area (HA).  As of June, 27, a total of 37 horses have been gathered.

A Wild Horse Gather Information Line has been established for this gather at (775) 623-1747. A recorded message will provide information on daily gather activities and updated gather schedules. The BLM will also post daily gather reports on its website at: http://bit.ly/HHAGather.

The gather area is comprised of 431,544 acres of both private and public lands. Removing the excess wild horses will help prevent further deterioration of the range and water resources, as well as address safety issues on roads and private land issues. There are currently an estimated 282 wild horses from an aerial population count conducted in May 2014.

The contractor for this gather is Cattoor Livestock of Nephi, Utah. The gathered animals will be transported to the Palomino Valley Center near Reno, Nevada where they will be prepared for the BLM adoption program. Horses not adopted will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanly cared for and retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.  The BLM does not sell or send any horses to slaughter.

For more information call  775-623-1747.

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