NW Colorado Wild Horse Trapping Begins

The gathering of Wild horses that have strayed from the Piceance-East Douglas Herd management area in Northwest Colorado is underway. The BLM is using helicopters to trap and remove as many as 100 horses from the area.  If less than 100 wild horses are gathered from areas directly outside the herd management area, the BLM may also gather horses from other areas east of Colorado Highway 139. Wild horses that stray from the management area need to be removed to reduce conflicts with other resources and to keep them off private land. The BLM estimates there are 210 wild horses outside the established Herd Management Area. The gather is expected to take less than a week.  Wild horses removed will be taken to the Canon City holding facility where they will be available for adoption or sale.

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