Status Update: 2010 Sheldon Roundup Completed|
Location: Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge
Date: September 29, 2010
With the 2010 roundup completed, USF&WS Sheldon has released some statistics and other related information in a formal press release. Since there has been some general concern about what was happening, a PDF version of this press release has been uploaded to this web site. The document, among other things, describes Sheldon's management practices, how people can read Sheldon's Environmental Assessment, how many horses have been removed, how many horses will be returned to the range, Sheldon's mortality report and related information.
396 horses were picked up. Sheldon reports that approximately 250 will be placed with adoption contractors and the remainder will receive contraception and be returned to the range. Four horse deaths were reported, two described as due to injuries sustained before the gather and two as a result injuries associated with the gather.
Here is the link to the
Sheldon Press Release.
This document also contains contact information for anyone having questions about this past gather or Sheldon's future intentions.
Since the hyperlinks don't work on the PDF file, here are clickable links to the EAs referenced in this
Many of the horses can be viewed at Carr's Wild Horse and Burro Center on a video and photo gallery that are viewable from the Carr web site.