BLM Completes Wyoming Wild Horse Gather

The BLM gathered 1,560 adult wild horses and 408 dependent foals with their dams.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) completed their gather of wild horses from the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek, and Great Divide Basin herd management areas (HMA) in southwestern Wyoming on Oct. 17.

The BLM Rock Springs Field Office gathered 1,560 adult wild horses in response to the results of the 2017 census; the agency also removed 408 dependent foals with their dams.

Of the 1,560 wild horses that were gathered, 725 were removed from the Salt Wells Creek HMA, 513 from the Adobe Town HMA, and 322 from the Great Divide Basin HMA.

The BLM conducted this gather in compliance with an April 2013 settlement agreement with the Rock Springs Grazing Association that requires the periodic removal of wild horses from these HMAs based on the results of census

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