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BLM To Conduct Horse Roundup

ELY – The Bureau of Land Management ‘s Ely District is removing approximately 100 excess wild horses from public and private lands along U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 322 this week, “to provide for public and animal safety.”

The helicopter gather is being conducted within and outside of the Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas.

The District will remove up to 50 wild horses from between Pioche and Eagle Valley that have moved outside the Eagle HMA in search of forage. Appropriate Management Level for the Eagle HMA is 100-210 wild horses. The current population is 1,322.

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The District will remove up to 50 wild horses from the Bennet Springs area southwest of Panaca that have moved outside the Silver King HMA in search of forage. AML for Silver King is 60-128 wild horses. The current population is 912.