Nonsense! Grazing season is just getting started. Did you think the HMA was managed principally for wild horses?
Unfortunately, this boots-on-the-ground update by the Steamboat Pilot does not look upstream at the resource allocations and land-use plans that the helicopters are trying to enforce.
The roundup, sold as an emergency, is likely an attempt to shield the public-lands ranchers from the effects of a temporary change in the weather. The operation was scheduled and the conditions that preceded it accrued gradually.
Drought helps you accomplish what you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.
Never let a crisis go to waste.