CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District has scheduled two consecutive wild horse gathers in western Nevada, with the first to begin on Jan. 16, 2012. Both gathers are scheduled for completion by Jan. 31.
The two gathers include the following:
The Flanigan, Dogskin Mountain, and Granite Peak Wild Horse Gather is scheduled to begin on Jan. 16. The BLM will remove approximately 283 excess wild horses and treat and release approximately 22-36 mares from the Flanigan Herd Management Area with PZP, a fertility control vaccine. These three HMAs are located about 30 miles northeast of Reno, Nev. in Washoe County. The gather is expected to be completed in approximately five days.
The Garfield Flat Wild Horse Gather will start on or around Jan. 22. The BLM will remove approximately 157 wild horses and treat and release about 26-33 mares with PZP. The Garfield Flat HMA is located roughly 12 miles southeast of Hawthorne, Nev. The gather is expected to be completed in about nine days.