Stone Cabin Emergency Roundup Starts This Week

BLM announced today that 450 wild horses will be removed from the Stone Cabin HMA, starting on or about August 19, due to inadequate forage.

Horses will be drawn into the traps with water and hay and the incident will not be open to public observation.

The HMA covers 407,700 acres near Tonopah, NV and has an AML of 364.  The aimed-at stocking rate is 0.9 wild horses per thousand acres, slightly less than the average rate of one wild horse per thousand acres across all HMAs.

Stone Cabin foals are often dark in color but transition to roan in three or four years, continuing to become more grey until they are nearly white by age 15.

The first roundup under the WHB Act occurred here in 1975.

Stone Cabin HMA Map 08-16-21

Western Horse Watchers was unable to find an environmental assessment in ePlanning for resource enforcement actions in the HMA, so grazing status is unknown.

Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Sutherland, UT.

A page for gather stats and daily reports has not been created as of today.

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