BLM plans emergency roundup of wild horses |

BLM plans emergency roundup of wild horses

EUREKA – The Bureau of Land Management plans an emergency roundup of about 600 wild horses from the range near here because of a lack of water.

”The last think I want to see is those animals dropping dead. It’s not a pretty sight,” John Winnepenninkx of the BLM said during an informal meeting with area ranchers here last week.

Winnepenninkx said the agency has counted about 700 horses in the Fish Creek Herd Management Area, which covers 275,000 acres.

The 100 horses to be left are in the Davis Creek and Nine Mile Peak area southwest of Eureka, where there is enough water and feed to support them, he said.

Those gathered will be taken to the BLM’s wild horse adoption center in Palomino Valley north of Reno.

The roundup is tentatively planned for Aug. 21.

A similar gather because of a water shortage is being considered for around the same time in White Pine County, the Elko Daily Free Press reported.

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