Owyhee Concludes

Wild Horse Education

lauraleigh_120216_ohma-1-57 Owyhee concludes, 12/2/2016

Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) concluded the capture operation of wild horses from the Owyhee Complex in northern Nevada.

The total captured: 1832 (704 studs, 773 mares, 355 colts estimated to have been born in 2016, 17 deaths (with a mare expected to be euthanized in the morning making the total deaths 18).

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Today’s operation extended the original announcement to gather 1600, into the southern portion of the project area “off HMA” and removed an additional 229. This brought the total captured to 1832. None of the wild horses captured today will be returned as they were found “outside the boundary” of the designated Herd Management Area or “HMA.” (For more acronyms and their definitions, click HERE)

lauraleigh_120116_0rw-1-33 Going Home

399 wild horses were returned to the range. 199 mares have been treated/retreated with fertility control. Yesterday 201 wild horses (of the 399 released) exited…

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