Bait trapping ended 07/31/18 but the news release was not issued until 08/10/18.
Stats for the operation:
- 265 horses removed
- 259 horses shipped
- 6 deaths (2.2%)
A twelve year old stud was put down due to blindness and a ten year old mare hit a panel inside the trap and broke her neck.
A domestic gelding was captured and will be transferred to the State of Nevada as an estray.
The announcement did not indicate if livestock were present on the HMA and surrounding lands, and if they were at risk due to inadequate water.