The Bureau of Land Management Does Not Allow the Public to See Wild Horses Being Driven into Traps with Helicopters

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The Bureau of Land Management Does Not Allow the Public to See Wild Horses Being Driven into Traps with Helicopters

Published by Carol Walker at November 4, 2020 Categories Tags

I am at the observation point for the helicopter roundup at Crooks Mountain Herd Management Area in the Red Desert Complex. It is 37 degrees. I am the only member of the public here today.

Well my hope was unfounded – we not only have no view of the trap that the horses will be driven into, we cannot even see the wings of the jute funneling them in. Supposedly they will drive the horses by the hill we are allowed to sit on. I would not call this “meaningful observation.”

This is the stubborn hill that I wish I could have super powers to see through – between me and the trap where the wild horses are being driven…

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