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Roundup Schedule Changes and Hits Antelope With Massive Removal

The BLM gather schedule is changing rapidly. The schedule listed on the BLM webpage is no longer accurate. The last schedule update (that currently) appears on the page is June 15th. We do not know when BLM will update the schedule. If you are planning on attending roundups always check with the field office before finalizing plans. 

Antelope wild horses

The BLM appears to have cancelled the Conger roundup in Utah. We do not yet know about the Stinkingwater operation in Oregon. The agency is currently removing wild horses from West Douglas in Colorado, where 125 wild horses have already been captured of the 450 targeted, not listed on the schedule.

Today, the BLM announced they will begin a helicopter capture of 2,200 wild horses in the Antelope Complex. This operation will be the largest roundup on the fall schedule (through Oct. announced so far). This roundup will begin Sunday! Only 3 days notice for this massive roundup.

The last roundup in the area was simply called by one complex, Triple B, and killed 14 wild horses in 2019.

The BLM lumped the Massive Triple B and Antelope Complexes into one giant paperwork document (EA) to approve this operation. The BLM is conducting the gather under the DOI-BLM-NV-E030-2017-0010-EA Antelope and Triple B Complexes Gather Plan Environmental Assessment decision signed on December 21, 2017. Access the Decision Record and determination of National Environmental Policy Act adequacy at https://go.usa.gov/xFDvP.

The Antelope Complex has four herd management areas (HMA) which consist of Goshute, Spruce-Pequop, Antelope Valley, Antelope HMAs and encompasses over 1,608,350 acres of public land. The combined Appropriate Management Level (AML) is 435-789 wild horses.

 

At this time it is unknown if the agency will begin the Surprise (CA) complex operation on August 20th as scheduled and the massive Owyhee removal Sept. 1 on time.

As we learn more about schedule changes we will update you. The schedule can change drastically, rapidly.  Our team will be reporting from the range shortly as the operation sets up.

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