Darting contraception is only between 68-86 percent effective, said Lesieutre, and only “slows the population growth.” “It is a great tool once you’re at appropriate management levels because what that does is expands the time between when you need to remove horses from the range.” The BLM last rounded up 67 wild horses living outside the management area in November 2010, including a herd in Fish Springs.
It’s true across Nevada, which at last count has 44,000 wild horses — nearly three and a half times what the agency has determined as the high appropriate management level.
He did what they said, but maybe he was a little better this trip. He was in the gate to the right and I was happy to stay on, and it turned out well for me.” Kastner made his ride in Sheridan on July 12 and then had to wait to see if it would hold when the rodeo ended July 14. Anytime you’re in a slump and get one rode and are a decent amount of points it boosts your confidence back up.” Kastner was sixth in the July 9 PRCA | RAM World Standings with ,794, and he moved up to fourth in the July 16 standings with ,637.
Kastner, a three-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2011-13), has a solid spot in the standings, thanks to a solid winter, highlighted by winning the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb.
We have 44,000 world followers on Facebook,” added Walker.
“They bring tax dollars into our community and this will unfortunately curb that if they are gone.” But the BLM says they are operating on a federal mandate to manage the number of wild horses in the state — and overpopulation is destroying the habitat and resources for other native wildlife.
Fortunately for Kastner, he didn’t let his immediate past impact his present.