ELY – The Bureau of Land Management has concluded another wild horse gather in Nevada, this one in White Pine County in the Jakes Wash Herd Area about 30 miles west of Ely. The BLM said it removed 68 wild horses from the area using the water and bait trap method.
Officials said the gather, listed as an emergency action, “was necessary due to lack of water and declining health of the wild horses.”
“By conducting this gather, the BLM was able to reduce the risk of wild horses dying of thirst while making progress toward achieving a thriving natural ecological balance on public lands,” said Jared Bybee, Acting BLM Bristlecone Field Manager.
Horses gathered and removed from the range during these operations are placed into the BLM’s wild horse and burro Adoption and Sale Program. The horses from Jakes Wash were taken to the Palomino Valley Center Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, in Reno.
“Wild horses not adopted or sold will be placed in off-range 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,” said a statement from the BLM.
Additional gather information is available on the BLM website at https://go.usa.gov/xGauQ.