Wild Horse Trapping Underway

Wild horse gathering is underway in the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide heard management areas in Wyoming. As part of the BLM’s commitment to maintaining a healthy wild horse population in these areas, they will be removing more than 1,500 adult wild horses. Of the 1,500 horses, approximately 725 would be removed from the Salt Wells Creek heard management area, 513 from the Adobe Town and 322 from the Great Divide Basin heard management area. While the gather is underway, public lands will remain open unless closures are deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Because of low-flying aircraft, all drone use will be prohibited within 20 miles of the immediate gather area. Occasional road closures may also be necessary to permit movement of wild horses during gather operations. The Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will be closed during the gather to provide horses with time to acclimate and receive proper veterinarian health checks. Gathered wild horses will be available for adoption through the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program.

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