Hooked on Mismanaging Wild Equines into Extinction
The BLM announced Friday that the roundup in Sweetwater and Carbon counties will gather about 1,229 horses and remove 586, leaving 861 mustangs in the complex.
Removing the mustangs would reduce the current population to 861 to 1,165.
The 1,618,624 acre complex is located in the checkerboard pattern of mixed public, private and state land ownership. The area stretches from Interstate 80 south to the Colorado border.
The ATSW Complex was last gathered in October 2010. This gather is tentatively scheduled to start in October 2013 and expected to conclude in November.
All gathered mustangs get veterinary examinations. Released animals can be adopted.
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