Pine Nut Mountains HMA Wild Horse Gather Operations Concluded November 29
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, has completed the portion of the Pine Nut Wild Horse Gather that utilized a contractor. Please click on the Gather Reports button in the navigation bar to the right for the daily updates posted in November 2010.
Gather Summary: 43 wildhorses living outside the HMA in the Buckskin Range were gathered and shipped to Palomino Valley Center (PVC). On the Dayton side of the HMA BLM gathered 112 horses (46 studs, 44 mares and 22 foals). The mares were treated with PZP. The studs and dry mares were shipped back to the Dayton area and released while the foals and wet mares were shipped to the PVC on 11/25/10 to be given time to match back up. The 22 mares and 21 foals were then released back into the HMA on 11/30 (witnessed by about 20 local horse advocates and local media). One five-month old foal stayed at PVC in the adoption program because it never matched back up with a mare.
Wild horses removed from the range will be offered for adoption to qualified individuals through the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program. Un-adopted horses will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanely cared for and will retain their "wild" status and protection under the 1971 law. The BLM does not sell or send any horses to slaughter.
The gather and impacts are described and analyzed in the Pine Nut, Pilot Mountain & Clan Alpine HMA Gather Plan Final EA. The EA, Decision Record, associated documents, maps and other information about the Pine Nut HMA can be linked to in the column to the right under Documents and Maps.