BLM To Corral Wild Horses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Beginning Monday, federal officials announced they will round up thousands of wild horses and burros across six western states.

The roundups will take place through February on drought-stricken range lands in Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

Contractors for the Bureau of Land Management will use helicopters, plus bait and water trapping methods to corral a total of 3.5,000 wild horses and burros. They will inject 900 additional horses with birth control and send them on their way back to the range.