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BLM to Trap Horses near Lovelock, NV

humboldt_herd_area_Par_4530_Image_-1_-1_1  BLM photo (of what must look to the BLM like an “over population” of wild horses supposedly causing deterioration of the range.  Yet, per the BLM, “there are about 45 million acres of public rangelands in Nevada.  These rangelands are divided into 745 grazing allotments.  There are 550 operators, or permittees, with a total of 635 permits to graze livestock.”  Are all those cows and sheep walking on stilts so they don’t harm the range?)

BAIT TRAPPING = NO PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY.  If livestock can graze on checkerboard land patterns, why can’t wild horses?  How did the Sonoma-Gerlach Management Framework Plan trump federal law on public lands?  This article needs some comments on the Elko Daily Free Press website.    – Debbie

SOURCE: Elko Daily Free Press

WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management’s Winnemucca District is scheduled to begin a wild horse bait/water trap Monday, with corrals placed approximately 10 miles northeast of Lovelock.

Gathering of about 100 horses in the Humboldt Herd Area will commence once the corrals are in place and the horses become accustomed.

“The Humboldt HA was not designated for the long-term management of wild horses through the Sonoma-Gerlach Management Framework Plan due to the checkerboard land pattern found within the HA and, therefore, is not currently managed for wild horses or burros,” said Humboldt River Field Manager Vic Lozano. “Since this area is not a Herd Management Area managed for wild horses, these wild horses have been identified as excess.”

A Wild Horse Gather Information Line has been established at 775-623-1747 . A recorded message will provide information on daily gather activities and updated gather schedules. The BLM will also post daily gather reports at

There are currently an estimated 282 wild horses in the area, based on an aerial count conducted in May.

The agency said removing the excess horses will help prevent further deterioration of the range and water resources, as well as address safety issues on roads and private land issues.

The contractor is Cattoor Livestock of Nephi, Utah. The gathered animals will be transported to the Palomino Valley Center near Reno, where they will be prepared for the BLM adoption program.

Horses not adopted will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanly cared for and retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The BLM does not sell or send any horses to slaughter.

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  3. No they do not send directly to slaughter. They sell them to contractors who send them to slaughter. Kept humanely in cattle type feedlots with no shelter…Ohhhh yes, they also humanely kill all the animals that they injure or sicken by Catoor killer helicopter roundups…. Ohhhh yes, the BLM cares deeply for the horses and burros………… What a load of crap. Get rid of those Dammed ranchers with their cattle and sheep…..NOW!!! Get rid of the BLM. They are cattle ranchers posing as horse experts, like the proverbial wolf on sheep’s clothing.


  4. As long as we allow this to happen and keep voting in the same people to office we will lose more and more wild ones to the maniacs known as the BLM who are given the power to kill,maim and destroy without recourse.
    If conditions are that bad on the millions of acres of public rangeland then all grazing by private livestock owners should be banned and the horses who have the land protected (supposedly) for them should be left alone.
    Cattlemen fought the sheep for years because they said they destroyed the land and murked the water.Same as they are saying about the horses now.But when meat growers get together for profit then I guess the sheep don’t hurt the enviroment any longer some miracle happened and the harm they where said to cause stopped.
    Get the private owned livestock off the land until the drought is over.Leave all the Wild LIfe alone and changing what they call Wild Horses to feral doesn’t change the fact that there are still descendents of the orginal’s in most if not all that are here today.


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