No Roundup on Pryor Mountains This Year

The lawsuit filed by The Cloud Foundation and others is over.  The hearing set for 09/28/18 did not happen.  The horses are safe for now.  Refer to this report, posted today in the Casper Star Tribune.  The court blocked the roundup, which would have been effected by bait traps, because it would cause permanent damage to the genetic lines of the herd.

RELATED: Judge Orders Two Week Delay in Pryor Mountains Gather.

BLM Seeks Nominations for RACs

The BLM has re-opened a request for nominations to certain Resource Advisory Councils that provide recommendations to the agency on the use of public lands, according to a notice that appeared today in the Federal Register.

The RACs must represent the various interests associated with the management of those lands, which may include HMAs.  Membership falls into three categories.

Holders of federal grazing permits are in Category One and wild horse and burro organizations are in Category Two.

The priority/weight/rank of each category was not explained in the announcement.

BLM State Offices should issue news releases in the next few days providing additional information for submitting nominations, with specifics about the number and categories of positions available for the RACs in each state.

WHB Cash and Carry Event Coming to Belton, TX

BLM announced yesterday that 50 wild horses and burros would be offered for direct purchase to good homes at the Bell County Expo Center October 12 – 13.  Gentling demonstrations will occur both days.  Refer to this news release for details.

The event was made possible by a BLM rule change on 05/24/18.  If you could find it in your heart to buy 10, 15, or maybe 25 horses, you would be doing the BLM—and the public-lands ranchers—a huge favor.

The more captured horses they can unload, the more wild horses they can remove from the range, to be replaced with cattle and sheep—on lands set aside for the horses.

And don’t forget, the Mexican border is only 300 miles away.