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2017 Antelope Valley Emergency Wild Horse Gather

This gather was completed on June 7, 2017.Wild Horse and Burro Logo

Adoption Information: 

The wild horses removed from the range will be transported to the Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral in Fallon, NV to be prepared for the BLM's Adoption Program. Learn more about how to adopt a wild horse or burro from the BLM.

Background:

This gather will attempt to remove excess wild horses from private land near the Boone Spring area of the Antelope Valley Herd Management Area. The private land owner has requested removal of the horses. The Antelope Valley HMA has an Appropriate Management Level (AML) of 155-259 adult wild horses. As of March 1, 2017, the BLM estimated the population at 1,320 wild horses (not including foals born this year). The BLM Wells Field Office has determined that even though there has been above average amounts of precipitation this winter and spring, there are still no known water sources in the area for wild horses to obtain water later this spring and summer. Learn more about the Antelope Valley HMA

Gather Reports

Wednesday, May 31

Summary: One older stud was captured today with a BC4. Due to the age of the stud, being he was in very good condition and the he was gathered alone, it was decided that the best option was to release him back deep into the HMA. BLM staff will continue to monitor the area.

Animals gathered: 1 (1 studs, 0 mares, 0 foal)
Animals released: 1 (1 stud)
Animals shipped: 0 (0 studs, 0 mares, 0 foals)
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Thursday, May 25

Summary: As of today (Thursday, May 25) The BLM Elko District, Wells Field Office, is temporarily suspending the gather due to little activity in the area. BLM staff will continue to monitor the area and may resume at a later date; if the gather resumes, updates will be made to this gather page.  

Animals gathered: 0 (0 studs, 0 mares, 0 foal)
Animals released: 0
Animals shipped: 4 (2 studs, 2 mares, 0 foals)
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Wednesday, May 24

Summary: Temperatures were in the upper 70s, sunny with light winds

Animals gathered: 1 (0 studs, 1 mares, 0 foal)
Animals released: 0
Animals shipped: 0 (0 studs, 0 mares, 0 foals)
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Tuesday, May 23

Summary: Temperatures were in the upper 70s, sunny with light winds

Animals gathered: 3 (2 studs, 1 mares, 0 foal)
Animals released: 0
Animals shipped: 20 (15 studs, 3 mares, 2 foals)
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Monday, May 22

Summary: Emergency gather resumed today

Animals gathered: 20 (15 studs, 3 mares, 2 foal)
Animals released: 0
Animals shipped: 0 (0 studs, 0 mares,0 foals)
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Friday, May 12

Summary: The gather has been paused for the next 1-2 weeks while the area is observed for any additional horses. 

Animals gathered: 6 (3 studs, 2 mares, 1 foal)
Animals released: 0
Animals shipped: 12 (5 studs, 5 mares,2 foals)
Total Deaths Today: 1
Acute: 1- A 13-year old bay mare was found dead at the trap site from a broken neck.
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Thursday, May 11

Summary: Emergency gather operations are ongoing. 

Animals gathered: 8 (4 studs, 3 mares, 1 foal)
Animals released: 0
Animals shipped: 21 (6 studs, 11 mares, 4 foals)
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Wednesday, May 10

Summary: Emergency gather operations are ongoing. 

Animals gathered: 22 (7 studs, 10 mares, 5 foals)
Animals released: 0
Animals shipped: 20 (9 studs, 7 mares, 4 foals)
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Tuesday, May 9

Summary: Emergency gather operations are ongoing. 

Animals gathered: 15 (6 studs, 6 mares, 3 foals)
Animals released: 0
Animals shipped: 17 (8 studs,  6 mares, 3 foals)
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Monday, May 8

Summary: Emergency gather operations have begun. 

Animals gathered: 20 (8 studs, 9 mares, 3 foals)
Animals released: 0
Animals shipped: 0
Total Deaths Today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Facility Reports

No facility reports to display at this time. 

May 31 Totals

Animals Gathered
1 (1 studs, 0 mares, 0 foals)

Animals Shipped
 (0 studs, 0 mares, 0 foals)

Animals Returned to Home Range
1 Stud

Animal Deaths
0

Cumulative Totals

Animals Gathered
96 (46 studs, 35 mares, 15 foals)

Animals Shipped
94 (45 studs, 34 mares, 15 foals)

Animals Returned to Home Range
1

Animal Deaths*
1

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