2015 Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Gather

Wild horses running across an open field

Gather Complete
8/5/15 - 8/27/15

Purpose of Gather:Wild Horse and Burro Logo

The bait trap gather is necessary to achieve a natural ecological balance and maintain multiple use relationships, which include the horses on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.

Details of Gather:

On August 5, BLM began bait-trap gather operations to gather up to 50 wild horses and removed 18 wild horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. 

Gather Reports

Wednesday, August 5

Summary: 10 horses captured at Krueger Pond bait trap. Four of them were removed from the HMA and transported to Britton Springs Corral.

Animals gathered:  10
Animals shipped:  4 (Mesa: female, tier 1; Olivia: female, tier 1; Nahwa: male, tier 1; Meriwether: female, tier 3 (has a hernia))
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, August 6

Summary: 15 horses captured at Krueger Pond bait trap. Four of them were removed from HMA and transported to Britton Springs Corral. Eleven were released.

Animals gathered:  15
Animals shipped:  4 (Ojai: male, tier 1; Odakota: male, tier 2; Nye: female, tier 1 (has a hernia); McKeahnie: male, tier 1)
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Friday, August 7

Summary: Three horses captured at Krueger Pond bait trap. One of them was removed from HMA and transported to Britton Springs Corral. Two were released.

Animals gathered:  3
Animals shipped:  1 (Maelstrom: male)
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9

Summary: No trapping occurred. 

Monday, August 10

Summary: No trapping today. Crews worked on final preparations for the Layout Creek trap site.

Tuesday, August 11

Summary: Two horses captured at Layout Creek trap site. One of them was removed and transported to Britton Springs Corral. The other horse was released.

Animals gathered: 2
Animals shipped:  1 (Orion: male, tier 1)
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, August 12

Summary: Five horses captured at layout Creek trap site by BLM and NPS employees. Three horses removed and transported to Britton Springs Corral. Two horses were released.

Animals gathered:  5
Animals shipped:  3 (Oregon: female, tier 1; Norte: male, tier 1; Ohanzee: male, tier 1)
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, August 13

Summary: Did not trap today. BLM employees spent the day with veterinarian preparing the horses at Britton Springs Corral for adoption; freeze branding, vaccinating, worming and gelding (if applicable).

Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16

Summary: No animals trapped. 

Monday, August 17

Summary: Trapping operations shut down on Monday by weather event.  Operations will resume on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 18

Summary: Trapping operations shut down on Tuesday by weather event. Operations will resume on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 19

Summary: One mare and foal captured at Layout Creek Trap Site. They were removed from the HMA and transported to Britton Springs Corral.

Animals gathered:  2
Animals shipped:  2 (Mercuria: female, tier 2)
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, August 20

Summary: Two horses were captured and both were released.

Animals gathered:  2
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Friday, August 21

Summary: One horse captured and then released. 

Animals gathered:  1
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Saturday, August 22

Summary: No trapping operations today.  Public visitation day at Britton Springs Corral to view horses up for adoption on BLM internet adoption site.  33 visitors.  As of today all the horses up for adoption have received bid. Visit https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/onlinegallery.php for more information.

Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sunday, August 23

Summary: Four horses captured at Bad Pass trapsite. One of them was removed from the HMA and transported to Britton Springs Corral. Three were released.

Animals gathered:  4
Animals shipped: 1 (Montana: male, tier 2)
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Monday, August 24

Summary: Six horses captured at Krueger Pond trapsite. Two of them were removed from the HMA and transported to Britton Springs Corral.

Animals gathered:  6
Animals shipped: 2 (Moorcraft: male, tier 2; Millicent: female, tier 2)
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Tuesday, August 25

Summary: No animals trapped today. 

Thursday, August 27

Summary: Trapping operations complete. 

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A death labeled as "acute" is when an animal dies or is euthanized due to acute injuries or medical conditions brought about by the gather and removal process including those that occur during capture, sorting and holding at the gather site. This term will include animals that die for known or unknown reasons thought to be related to gather activities. 

A death labeled as "chronic/pre-existing" is when an animal dies or is euthanized for reasons related to chronic or pre-existing conditions such as body condition, lameness, serious physical defects, etc. This term will include animals that are euthanized for conditions not brought about by the gather activity.

Veterinary Reports

There are no veterinarian reports to display at this time. 

Adoption Information

Wild horses not returned to the range were sent to the Britton Springs Off-Range Corral to be entered into BLM’s Adoption Program.  

For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, call 866-468-7826 or email wildhorse@blm.gov.

Cumulative Totals

Animals Gathered
50

Animals Returned to Home Range
32

Animal Deaths
0

*Includes non-gather related deaths. See details in "Gather Reports"