BLM Nevada Accepting Written Comments about the Use of Helicopters and Motorized Vehicles on Wild Horse “Gathers”

Photo by Terry Fitch

CARSON CITY, NEV (BLM) – The Bureau of Land Management Nevada invites the public to submit comments as part of its annual statewide hearing on the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in wild horse management operations.

The hearing was held May 29, 2012 in Carson City, Nev. If you were unable to attend, or would like to submit an additional comment regarding motorized vehicles in the management of wild horses throughout Nevada from June 2012, to May 2013, we invite you to do so. Comments must be received no later than June 12, 2012. Only comments sent to the address, email or fax number identified below will be accepted and considered.

Comments may be sent by mail or fax:

Carson City District Office

5665 Morgan Mill Road

Carson City, NV 89701

Attn: WHB Motorized Hearing

FAX: 775-885-6147

Comments may also be sent by email:,  Attn: WHB Motorized Hearing Planned management actions include wild horse removals, aerial population inventory and distribution flights of herd management areas. Motorized vehicles, such as semi-trucks and trailers, and pickup trucks, will also be used to transport wild horses. BLM plans to use helicopters to help gather wild, free-roaming horses and burros from public lands in 2012 and 2013.

Comments submitted to BLM must include your address, phone number, email, or other personal identifying information in your comment. Please be aware your entire comment–including your personal identifying information–may be made publicly available at any time. While you may request we withhold your personal information from public view, we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.

4 comments for “BLM Nevada Accepting Written Comments about the Use of Helicopters and Motorized Vehicles on Wild Horse “Gathers”

  1. gudrun wicart
    May 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I do not approve of the use of helicopters during your “gathers” nor do I approve of the gathers. Just leave them alone and stop wasting taxpayers money. It has been proven that your numbers of horses in the wild are totally inaccurate.
    Thank you,
    Gudrun Wicart

  2. Louie Cocroft
    May 30, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    This video was taken at the Litchfield BLM corral during the capture at Twin Peaks – this was the third day of the capture and these were obviously babies a couple of months old – calling for their mothers – and some were injured – and all were suffering –

  3. Louie Cocroft
    May 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

    The American public must understand that our Wild Horses and Burros are NOT overpopulated. Their Legally disignated lands have been taken from them. WHERE has that land gone?
    21,354 WH&B population as of 2/28/11…using BLM’s own calculations
    The Numbers

    – 21,354: WH&B population as of 2/28/11 using BLM’s own data & 20% growth model (independent analysis)
    – 22.2 million: Number of acres WH&B have lost since 1971
    – Compiled by Carla Bowers, 10/26/11, Revised 11/6/11
    – For NAS/NRC Study Panel of BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program
    – All numbers above are verifiable
    – Conclusions

    – – America’s “legally protected” WH&B are not getting a fair share of land, forage & water.
    – – The AML range of 16,000-26,600 for WH&B is too low & threatens the genetic viability & survival of healthy, self-sustaining herds over the long-term.
    – – An independent, state-of-the-art census is required.

  4. Louie Cocroft
    May 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

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