The Park Service counts the horses six times per year, in February, March, May, July, September, and November, according to a news release published in November, 2019.
Western Horse Watchers has been unable to find any data since March, 2020.
Did they stop doing it? Probably not.
Why did they go underground? Perhaps they don’t want you to see the long-term effects of the darting program.
What about other such programs? There’s no accountability to the public.
Every group that administers a darting program, whether on public or private lands, should be required to produce a census count with demographics, at least once a year, so the American people can see what’s being done to their wild horses.
They already have the data.
Remember, there’s no such thing as birth control for horses, only safe and effective birth control for horses, and interfering with nature is a good alternative to roundups.
And above all, never talk about resource allocations, management priorities and privately owned livestock.