2021 Stone Cabin Emergency Wild Horse Gather
Five wild horses standing in an open playa

The Bureau of Land Management’s Tonopah Field Office plans to begin the emergency bait and water trap, wild horse gather on or about August 19th.

Purpose of Gather:

The purpose of the gather is to humanely and safely gather drought impacted and compromised wild horses within the Stone Cabin HMA. Monitoring of the Stone Cabin HMA during spring and summer 2021 revealed limited availability to water and forage. Due to the exceptional drought, little to no forage grew this year in Stone Cabin Valley. The gather is critical to ensuring the future health of the HMA lands as well as the wild horses in the area, both of which are in jeopardy due to herd overpopulation, limited water and extremely limited forage.

Details of Gather:

The BLM plans to gather and remove approximately 450 wild horses. The BLM will conduct gather operations utilizing temporary bait and water traps consisting of a series of corral panels stocked with water and hay; no helicopters will be used. Gather operations will be conducted by Cattoor Livestock Roundup, Inc. Located in Nephi, Utah. 

Public Observation:

Due to the nature of the bait and water trap method, wild horses are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity; therefore, only essential gather operations personnel will be allowed at the trap site during gather operations.

Adoption Information:

All wild horses identified for removal will be transported to the Sutherland Off Range Corrals in Sutherland, Utah, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro Adoption and Sale Program. For information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb.

Background:

The Stone Cabin HMA encompasses over approximately 407,700 acres of federal and private lands. The BLM plans to gather and remove approximately 450 animals from Stone Cabin HMA. The Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the Stone Cabin HMA is 218 - 364 wild horses. A helicopter inventory flight was completed in July 2021 and at that time approximately 1037 wild horses were identified within the HMA which included foals. The most recent gather was completed in 2016.

Daily Gather Reports

16 Oct. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 11 (8 Studs, 2 Mares, and  Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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3 Oct. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 22 (10 Studs, 7 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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1 Oct. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 8 (2 Studs, 3 Mares, and 3 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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28 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 3 (3 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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24 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 8 (2 Studs, 4 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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23 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 43 (15 Studs, 21 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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22 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 8 (2 Studs, 4 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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20 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 16 (7 Studs, 9 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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18 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 22 (9 Studs, 8 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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17 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 38 (14 Studs, 18 Mares, and 6 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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15 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 8 (5 Studs, 2 Mares, and 1 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

One horse fractured its neck and was euthanized.

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12 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 24 (9 Studs, 10 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 33 (33 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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11 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 10 (3 Studs, 7 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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10 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 45 (2 Studs, 7 Mares, and 8 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

One horse fractured its neck and was euthanized.

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9 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 33 (3 Studs, 22 Mares, and 8 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

One horse fractured its neck and was euthanized.

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8 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 39 (39 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

One horse came in with colic and was euthanized.

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7 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 75 (33 Studs, 33 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

One horse had a broken, right hind leg and was euthanized.

One horse came in with colic and was euthanized.

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6 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 47 (14 Studs, 26 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 43 (0 Studs, 32 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

One horse came in with colic and was euthanized.

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4 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 30 (10 Studs, 18 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

One horse fractured its neck and was euthanized.

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3 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 36 (16 Studs, 12 Mares, and 8 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

One horse had a broken, right hind leg and was euthanized.

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1 Sept. 2021

Summary: 

Animals Gathered: 9 (5 Studs, 3 Mares, and 1 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

 

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

As of 10/17

Animals Gathered: 315 (126 Studs, 144 Mares, and 45 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 8

Pre-existing: 3
Acute: 5

Animals Shipped: 296 (116 Studs, 136 Mares, and 44 Foals)

Scroll to the bottom of this gather page for detailed “Daily Gather Reports”

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