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BLM concludes 2020 wild horse gather in Nye County

by Nevada State News
Horse gather near Tonopah. Image: BLM

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management this week concluded the gather of 126 wild horses from Nye County, an action it says was necessary due to lack of water and declining health among the herd.

The gather took place within the Nevada Wild Horse Range Heard Management Area and used the water and bait trap method to collect the horses.

The horses were transported to the Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, located in Ridgecrest, California, to be readied for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption and Sale Program.

According to the BLM, wild horses not adopted or sold will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanely cared for and retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. 

Additional gather information is available on the BLM website at https://go.usa.gov/xfjXD.

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