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Bureau of Land Management to begin Wild horse round-up

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Cedar City, Utah — Starting February 8, wild horses will be rounded-up in Beaver, Iron, and Millard Counties as the Bureau of Land Management will begin removing excess horses from the Sulphur Herd Management Area.

The BLM will gather approximately 375 wild horses using the helicopter drive-trapping method, for nearly three weeks.

Now the wild horse population on BLM land is around 600 instead of the desired herd management number of 165-250. This round-up is to stabilize it.

Horses removed from the range will be transported to the Axtell Off-Range Contract Wild Horse Facility in Axtell, Utah.

BLM reminds people that no public restrooms will be available, and recommends wearing neutral-colored clothing.

Because of possible snowy and muddy conditions, binoculars and four-wheel drive or other high-clearance vehicles are also strongly recommended.

Details on the BLM-escorted tours will be updated each evening during the gather and announced daily on the BLM gather hotline at (801) 539-4050. Gather operations will begin on Tuesday, February 8, and individuals should meet at the Border Inn located on the Utah-Nevada Border on Highway 6 and historic Highway 50 where tours will depart at 5:30 a.m. MT.

 

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