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Colorado BLM Proposing Roundup of Over 1,000 Wild Horses From Sand Wash Basin and Piceance-East Douglas HMAs

Public comment is sought by July 5

 

Karen AuBuchon Johnson

Two wild stallions spar at the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area northwest of Craig. Casper is the band stallion, at left, and Sancho is his satellite, a stallion who often assists the band leader in keeping his herd safe and other stallions from trying to take away any of his mares for their own. These two stallions appeared to be having a "friendly" altercation.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Little Snake Field Office (LSFO) is proposing to remove approximately 584 wild horses from within or in close proximity to the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area located approximately 45 miles west of Craig. If government funding is approved that would leave approximately 163 adult horses on this 157,730 acre range.

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Karen AuBuchon Johnson

A herd of wild horses are pictured in the vast, wide open space of Sand Wash Basin.

 

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