Nevada Farm Bureau Opposes Helicopter Ban

The group, which represents the interests of farmers and ranchers in the state, said in news release posted today by the Elko Daily Free Press that HR 6635, legislation that would ban the use of helicopters in wild horse and burro roundups, would seriously thwart the efforts of the BLM to achieve AMLs as well as restore the condition of rangelands that provide habitat for wildlife and multiple-use stakeholders.

Helicopter roundups are the only cost-effective method available for gathering the necessary number of animals over vast and difficult terrain, according to the writers, who did not explain that AMLs are usually small relative to the available resources.

Western Horse Watchers has not seen any critiques of the proposal by groups representing drilling and mining interests.

RELATED: Anti-Helicopter Chatter Too Far Downstream to Help Wild Horses.

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