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BLM captures 558 horses in management gather

 

October 24, 2019

COURTESY/Renee Lund

The Bureau of Land Management began gather operations, using a helicopter, last Friday, Oct. 18, with the goal of gathering at least 700 head of wild horses (to remove about 600) on the Fifteen Mile Herd Management Area to bring the herd size down to 100-230, the appropriate management level.

WORLAND - Through Tuesday evening, 558 wild horses in the Fifteen Mile Herd Management Area had been gathered with 261 shipped to other facilities for treatment or to be prepared for adoption.

The Bureau of Land Management scheduled the gather as part of the HMA's management plan.

According to a BLM press release, the gather operation is in line with the BLM's commitment to maintaining healthy wild horses on healthy, productive public rangelands.

The Fifteenmile HMA is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Worland, in Washakie, Big Horn and Park counties. Based on recent aerial survey...



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