Confusion Wild Horse Roundup Begins This Weekend

BLM announced today that 500 wild horses will be gathered from the HMA starting on November 29, due to overpopulation.  Approximately 480 horses will be removed, with a small group of mares returned to their home range after receiving “population growth suppression.”

The roundup—an enforcement action—will be carried out with helicopters, according to the news release, and will be open to public observation.

The HMA covers approximately 235,000 acres in western Utah and has an AML of 115.

The HMA intersects five allotments and is managed primarily for livestock.  The current population of 661 is well within the true AML of 932.

Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Axtell.

Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page.

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