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Gather operations have officially concluded


Adobe Town & Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Areas

Dates:  Thursday, November 22 - Wednesday, December 4, 2013. 

Gather:  An estimated 700 wild horses will be gathered from both HMAs and approximately 586 excess horses will be removed. Roughly 114 mares and studs are expected to be returned to the Complex. All mares released will be treated with the fertility control vaccine.

Adoption:  The wild horses will be available for adoption at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility, the Mantle Wild Horse Facility, the Wyoming Honor Farm, and through BLM's internet adoptions.

Treat & Release:  Approximately 57 mares will be treated with the fertility-control vaccine Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP) and released back into the HMAs.

Appropriate Management Level:  Approximately 851 wild horses will remain in the HMAs, which is the low appropriate management level (AML) for this herd complex. AML is the point at which the herd’s population is consistent with the land’s capacity to support wild horses in balance with other public rangeland uses and resources.

Cumulative Totals for Gather

Animals
Gathered

Animals 
Returned 
to Complex

Fertility 
Treated 
Mares

Acute/
Sudden
Deaths

Chronic/Pre-
exisiting
Deaths

668

 79

 40

1

2


Photo by Colin E Braley, www.wildwest-media.com
Photo courtesty of Colin E Braley.
www.wildwest-media.com

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