Wild Horse Trapping Starts Next Month

The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming has decided to gather and remove wild horses within the Great Divide Basin, Salt Wells Creek, and Adobe Town herd management areas. After Sept. 15, wild horses will be gathered and removed in order to return populations to appropriate management levels. A population census determined wild horse populations are currently exceeding the established management levels. A total of 2,836 wild horses were surveyed within the three herd management areas, more than 1,000 horses above the established maximum population. The BLM will also remove wild horses from private lands within the herd management areas. Wild horses have no natural predators, resulting in rapid population increases if the herds are not appropriately managed. To keep the wild horses in good physical condition and to protect the health of public land, the BLM must manage population growth. Wild horses that are removed will be available for adoption to qualified applicants. To learn more about the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, click here, or call the national information center at 866-486-7826 or send and email to  wildhorse@blm.gov.

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