Any Wild Horses on Wild Horse Island?

It’s the largest island in Flathead Lake, according to the description by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, covering 2,160 acres.  Access is by boat.

The “handful of wild horses” that inhabit the area turns out to be five.

The stocking rate is 2.3 wild horses per thousand acres, compared to a target rate in areas managed by the BLM of one wild horse per thousand acres.

The horses require 60 AUMs per year.

The forage assigned to bighorns is probably higher.

The description did not indicate if mares and stallions are present, if the studs have been cut, or the mares have been treated with the Montana Solution, but the following video shows no youngsters.

RELATED: Mountain Lions Dispatched from Wild Horse Island.

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