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Winnemucca District
Release Date: 07/07/14
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News Release No. WDO 2014-013

Humboldt Herd Area Bait/Water Trap Wild Horse Gather Concludes

Winnemucca, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office concluded the Humboldt Herd Area bait/water trap wild horse gather on Monday, July 7. The gather area was located 10 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada in the Humboldt Herd Area. A total of 101 horses were gathered.      
Information on the gather can be found at
The gathered animals were transported to the Palomino Valley Center near Reno, Nevada where they will be prepared for the BLM adoption program. Horses not adopted will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanely cared for and retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The BLM does not sell or send any horses to slaughter.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 04-17-2015