14 wild horses captured as Eagle / Silver King roundup resumes, Dec. 28, 2016

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A contractor’s helicopter pursues wild horses during the Owyhee roundup in November. Photo by Steve Paige.


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Fourteen wild horses were captured on Tuesday as the Bureau of Land Management resumed a helicopter roundup in Eastern Nevada after a four-day winter weather delay.

The BLM plans to remove about 100 wild horses from public and private lands inside and outside the Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas. So far, 57 wild horses — 24 studs, 21 mares and 12 foals — have been captured. None have died.

Captured wild horses are being transported to the BLM’s Indian Lakes off-range corrals in Fallon, NV., where they will be put up for adoption. Unadopted horses are to be transported to long-term holding facilities.

According to BLM, the “emergency” roundup is “necessary to provide for public and animal safety,” along U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 22.