BLM to Begin Sulphur Wild Horse Gather, PZP Treatment

About 400 horses, including 100-150 mares treated with the contraceptive vaccine, will be released back to the range.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cedar City Field Office will soon be gathering and wild horses from within and outside the Sulphur Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA) in western Utah.

The BLM will gather approximately 700 horses. Of those gathered, approximately 300 adoptable-aged horses will be removed from the range. Approximately 400 horses, including 100-150 mares treated with the contraceptive vaccine porcine zona pellucida -22 (also known as PZP-22) will be released back onto the Sulphur HMA.

The Sulphur HMA is located in western Iron, Beaver, and Millard counties, approximately 50 miles west of Milford, in the Indian Peak and Mountain Home mountain ranges. The Sulphur HMA contains approximately 265,675 acres.

Helicopter drive-trapping operations are scheduled to begin Wednesday, Jan. 18. Members of the public are welcome to view the daily gather operations, provided the safety of the animals, staff, and observers are not jeopardized and operations are not disrupted

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