The Range Creek HMA consists of approximately 55,000 acres of federal, state and private lands located 10 miles northeast of Price. The BLM manages the area for up to 125 wild horses, but the current population exceeds 375, a number that may impact the area’s ecological balance, a BLM report says. Gather reports and additional information are posted on the BLM’s website at https://www.blm.gov/2018-range-creek-gather.
Horses removed from the range were transported to the BLM contract facility in Axtell, Utah, where they will be prepared for the BLM adoption and purchase program. For information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro, visit the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro website at www.blm.gov/whb or call (866) 468-7826.
For more information about the gather, contact Wild Horse and Burro Specialist Mike Tweddell at (435) 636-3609.