Helicopters were grounded Wednesday through Saturday last week, according to the BLM gather page, with 316 wild horses driven from their HMA. That means 3,800 AUMs per year can now be allocated to ‘other rangeland resources.’
Almost certainly the roundup was demanded by oil and mining companies, but you’d never know it because the government has done a great job of hiding the derricks and frac tanks.
Pay no attention to the cattle gates, stock tanks and T-post fences. They are decoys, to make you think the government is actually covering for the public-lands ranchers.