Refer to this announcement on EIN Presswire.
No, they’re not escapees from the BLM off-range corrals. Probably Paiute (tribal).
Photo taken May 30, a few miles southeast of the corrals.
UPDATE: Video posted to YouTube.
The trailcams snapped about 4,000 photos between mid April and the end of May, which is when you see more of the Virginia Range mustangs at the higher elevations.
This scene is typical: They come in, drink and are gone in two minutes.
The situation might be different if the water source was a spring, as the vegetation might be more appealing.
WARNING: Shows foals, might be offensive to some (most) advocacy groups.
Fertility control program shut off in 2016.
The incident began on May 28. Gather stats through June 3:
- Burros captured: 300
- Goal: 300
- Returned: 0
- Deaths: 0
- Shipped: Unknown
The cumulative total on the gather page is 230, compared to 300 from the daily reports.
Although the goal has been reached, the operation has not been marked complete.
The number of burros shipped each day has not been reported, putting all of the animals in the unaccounted-for category.
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What is the historical name for the horse and where did this animal originate?
Why were thousands of free-roaming horses rounded up in the early 1900s?
Those are two of the Trivia Questions on page eight in the current edition of Horse Tales. Answers on page 19.
By the 1950s, their numbers had dropped to around 25,000. Who was hunting them from airplanes and poisoning their water holes?
You’ll have to go elsewhere for that answer.
The incident began on May 28. Gather stats through June 1:
- Burros captured: 208
- Goal: 300
- Returned: 0
- Deaths: 0
- Shipped: Unknown
The daily reports included a breakdown of jacks, jennies and foals through May 30 but only the totals after that.
Foals accounted for 13.9% of the animals caught though May 30.
The cumulative total on the gather page is 138, compared to 208 from the daily reports.
The number of burros shipped each day was not reported, putting all animals in the unaccounted-for category.
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Sure looks like it! Timestamps about 6-1/2 hours slow.
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Alternative 1, the Proposed Action, has been approved for implementation, subject to a 30-day appeal period, according to a Decision Record signed on May 27.
The event was not announced on BLM’s news site.
Over the next ten years, the new resource enforcement plan will
- Remove horses and burros as expeditiously as feasible to reach low AML
- Treat any mares returned to the Complex with fertility control
- Adjust sex ratios to 60 percent males and 40 percent females
- Conduct maintenance gathers if the population exceeds AML
Six HMAs are affected, as described in Section 1.2 of the Final EA.
No, the advocates did not invent an injectable retardant that can be administered with their darting equipment. Instead, it’s a chemical treatment sprayed on the ground to inhibit flame propagation, according to a story posted today by KPNX News of Phoenix.
It’s great news, given that the advocates are working overtime to get rid of them.
Time stamps are about 6-1/2 hours slow.
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A story submitted yesterday by a reader of Carson Now describes the migration down Main Street and across the Carson River Bridge. The article does not give their destination or what other animals they might encounter at the end of the journey.
Perhaps they were coming off an allotment on the north side of Highway 50, heading for another on the south side. Just a guess. The highway generally runs east-west despite the north-south jog in the following image.
The Operator Information report in RAS shows four authorizations associated with Borda Land and Sheep, 2700069, 2700348, 2702960 and 2703505.
The Allotment Information report ties those authorizations to the Bagley Valley, Buckeye, Carson Plains and Pine Nut allotments.
The Authorization Use report for Carson Plains shows the last grazing season ending today, May 31 and another, on the Pine Nut allotment, starting tomorrow, June 1.
Borda holds all of the active AUMs in Pine Nut. So maybe they were migrating from Carson Plains to Pine Nut.
The Pine Nut Mountains HMA is also on the south side of the highway. Although grazing allotments and wild horse areas sometimes have similar names, Western Horse Watchers does not know if the two overlap. Would you be surprised if they did?
The Virginia Range, on the north side of 50, includes some BLM land.
UPDATE: Table 1 in a 2018 EA for wild horse management actions shows nine allotments intersecting the HMA but Pine Nut is not one of them.
Some of the mares still look pregnant.
The corral has not been cleaned recently. Hay is thrown on top of the poop. It’s at the south end of the facility along Ironwood Road.
The horses congregate at the center of the pen, away from the two-legged predators that hang out near the fences.
Photo taken earlier today. Home range unknown.
Nicknamed Mr. T, he “was sold three different times for being crazy, dangerous, unrideable and too wild to train…with no consideration that the idiot owners were the real problem.”
Images must be captured on BLM lands between January 1, 2019 and August 31, 2021, according to the contest rules. Photos will be featured in a 2022 BLM Nevada Planner.
The May 27 news release suggests a theme of responsible recreation on public lands.
The announcement did not indicate if photographs of wild horses would qualify but an email inquiry has been sent to the BLM representative.
A map showing BLM lands in Nevada was not provided but those areas are generally shaded tan in the wild horse maps for the state.
Entries must be submitted by September 15.
UPDATE: BLM rep said photos of wild horses can be submitted.
Meeting materials will be posted to the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board’s home page at least 15 days earlier.
A preliminary agenda will be posted tomorrow in the Federal Register.
Public comments will likely be taken both days.
UPDATE: Meeting notice and agenda posted, along with instructions for commenting.