Roundup Near Sand Wash Basin This Month

BLM said today that approximately 25 wild horses will be gathered and removed from private lands east of the Sand Wash Basin HMA, sometime this month.

The announcement did not indicate any public safety issues involving the horses and if the roundup was authorized on an emergency basis.

The HMA covers 157,730 acres in northwestern Colorado and has and AML of 363.


The operation will be carried out with bait traps and captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Rock Springs, WY.  The news release did not say if it will be open to public observation (probably not).

A link to the gather stats and daily reports was not provided.

The horses are thought to have strayed from the HMA, where they are subject to humane management practices, according to the news release.

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