Tuesday, November 2, 2010
BLM Suspends Horse Gather On Army Depot
Fox 5 News Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- The Bureau of Land Management has suspended the late November gather of 104 wild horses living south of Walker Lake on the Hawthorne Army Depot in northern Nevada.
The suspension will give the Army and the BLM time to consider a proposal by horse advocate groups to solve a problem of horses crossing U.S. 95, and for the long-term maintenance of horses already on the depot, the BLM said.“We will suspend the Walker Lake portion of our Pilot Mountain herd gather to come to agreement on how to construct fencing to keep wild horses off the highway near Walker Lake and to examine their ideas for maintaining a herd on Depot property,” said Terri Knutson, BLM Stillwater field office manager.Earlier this year, at least seven horses that left the depot were hit by cars on the highway, the BLM said.