Twenty deaths were reported (2.0%). Details appear at the bottom of this page.
The 575,000 acre HMA is subject to permitted livestock grazing.
The pre-gather population density was 2.1 horses per thousand acres.
The agency entrusted with the care of the horses claims they’re overpopulated when their density reaches two or three animals per thousand acres, then turns around and allows the public-lands ranchers to place roughly eight cow/calf pairs per thousand acres on grazing allotments in Nevada. In many cases, it’s the same land.
The post-gather population density of 0.4 animals per thousand acres means the Silver King HMA now looks like a horse-free zone.