CAPTURES 2013 TO 2015

1,300
July 23, 2013
  • Wild mustangs roam the hills in rural Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management said last week that it would remove 1,300 horses and burros from the Western range in the coming months, many of which might otherwise die from lack of food and water.
Wild mustangs roam the hills in rural Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management…

Even though its holding capacity for captured wild horses has nearly reached its limit at 50,000 animals nationwide, the agency said last week that it would remove 1,300 horses in the coming months, many of which might otherwise die from lack of food and water.

Nine of the BLM’s 16 summer roundups will be conducted in Nevada, home to roughly half of the estimated 37,000 free-roaming wild horses and burros in the West. The agency plans to remove 855 wild horses and burros in Nevada, 140 in Oregon, 105 in Arizona, 65 in New Mexico, 50 in Colorado and 25 in Idaho

Rock Springs, Wyoming

This roundup resulted in the capture and removal of 1,263 wild horses between September 15 and October 9, 2014.

The records obtained show:

·         22 horses died due to traumatic injury in the holding pens, including broken necks, spinal and pelvis injuries, fatal leg damage sustained in the helicopter stampede; another 7 horses died due to lameness.

·       12 horses die from complications due to gelding, including hemorrhaging to death.

·       11 horses died from strangles, a highly contagious respiratory infected which can become rampant in holding facilities.

The actual death toll is even higher, AWHPC noted, because the numbers do not include deaths of foals who perish before they are old enough to be branded and entered into the BLM’s tracking system.

Updated as of February 17, 2016

State

Herd Management Area (HMA)

Complex

Proposed Start Date

Proposed End Date

# Animals Planned to be Gathered

# Animals Planned to be Removed

# Animals Removed

# of Mares to be Treated with Fertility Control

Method of Gather

Species

Status

Reason

Office

AZ

Havasu

10/1/2015

10/26/2015

50

50

51

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

Private Property/Health and Human Safety

AZ State Office

 AZ

 Outside Pirates Cove

 10/1/2015

10/6/2015

40

40

 8

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

 Private Property/Health and Human Safety

 AZ State Office

CO

Sand Wash Basin

10/1/2015

9/30/2016

0

0

0

125

None

Horse

In Progress

Fertility Control

CO State Office

NV

Triple B

10/3/2015

10/15/2015

100

100

53

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

Emergency

NV State Office

ID

Sands Basin

10/15/2015

3/1/2016

35

35

28

0

Bait

Horse

In Progress

Emergency

ID State Office

NV

Antelope (Water Canyon area)

10/26/2015

12/12/2015

55

40

29

12

Bait

Horse

Complete

Population Management and Fertility Control

NV State Office

OR

Beaty Butte

11/3/2015

11/25/2015

1,450

1,400

1,061

25

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

Population Management/Sage Brush Focal Area

OR State Office

AZ

Black Mountain

12/10/2015

12/10/2015

8

8

9

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

Private Property/Health and Human Safety

AZ State Office

WY

McCullough Peaks

1/1/2016

9/30/2016

0

0

0

52*

No Removal

Horse

In Progress

Fertility Control

WY State Office

CA

Centennial

1/15/2016

3/1/2016

200

0

0

100

Helicopter

Horse

In Progress

Fertility Control

CA State Office

CA

Centennial

1/15/2016

3/1/2016

50

0

3

0

Helicopter

Burro

In Progress

Population Management

CA State Office

CO

Spring Creek Basin

2/1/2016

5/30/2016

0

0

0

22*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

CO State Office

ID

Challis

2/1/2016

9/30/2016

0

0

0

35*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

ID State Office

NV

Outside Eagle/Outside Caliente Herd Area Complex

2/8/2016

2/16/2016

100

79

120

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

Emergency/Health and Human Safety

NV State Office

UT

Sinbad

3/1/2016

3/31/2016

200

154

0

0

Bait & Helicopter

Burro

Planned

Research

UT State Office

CO

Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range

3/1/2016

7/30/2016

0

0

0

20*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

CO State Office

UT

Onaqui

3/1/2016

5/31/2016

0

0

0

40

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

UT State Office

UT

Outside Muddy Creek

6/27/2016

7/31/2016

50

50

0

0

Bait

Horse

Planned

Court Agreement/Population Management

UT State Office

NV

Outside Red Rocks

7/1/2016

9/30/2016

40

40

0

0

Bait

Burro

Planned

Private Property/Health and Human Safety

NV State Office

NV

Outside Johnnie

7/1/2016

9/30/2016

40

40

0

0

Bait

Burro

Planned

Private Property/Health and Human Safety

NV State Office

UT

Conger

7/1/2016

7/10/2016

150

97

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

Research

UT State Office

UT

Frisco

7/16/2016

7/25/2016

150

85

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

Research

UT State Office

MT

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

8/1/2016

 9/30/2016

0

0

0

65*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

MT State Office

UT

Blawn Wash Herd Area

8/8/2016

8/12/2016

150

150

0

0

Bait

Horse

Planned

Court Agreement/Population Management

UT State Office

Private Property/Public Safety Removals

10/1/2015

9/30/2016

0

0

3

0

 TOTAL

 

 

2,868

 2,368

 1,371

 496

Overcrowded conditions in the mare pens at Rock Springs Corrals

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