BLM Working to Improve Onaqui Mountain HMA Population Control

The BLM said population control measures will include enhanced use of fertility control vaccines and the gather and removal of excess wild horses.
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The BLM said population control measures will include enhanced use of fertility control vaccines and the gather and removal of excess wild horses. | Photo: iStock

On Dec. 14 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah’s Salt Lake Field Office signed a decision record authorizing population control measures for wild horses in the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA).

Population control measures will include enhanced use of fertility control vaccines and the gather and removal of excess wild horses from the HMA, the agency said.

The BLM said chronic wild horse overpopulation is damaging to the long-term health of wild horse herds, other wildlife, and the land on which they all depend. The objectives of the approved population control measures are to slow the herd’s population growth and achieve and maintain a balance between wild horses on the range and other public land resources, the agency said

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