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NEW MEXICO WILD HORSE FACTS


(Updated 8/11/15)
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1,867 x More Livestock on BLM Land in Wyoming than wild horses:


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1971: wild horses were found on 126,000 acres of BLM land in New Mexico.
Today: wild horses exist on just 24,500 acres.
Net loss: 101,500 acres.
Source: BLM

83 wild horses allowed to graze on 24,500 acres (Source: BLM)


155,000 cow/calf pairs (annual equivalent) allowed to graze on 13 million acres of
BLM land in New Mexico. (Source: BLM)
1.8 million Animal Unit Months (AUMs) forage for livestock vs. 996 AUMs for wild
horses allocated statewide.
Source: BLM wild horse program & BLM public land statistics.

Removed from BLM Land in New Mexico 1996 2013:

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400 horses
0 burros
400 total
Source: BLM

New Mexico has no Herd Management Areas remaining.


New Mexico has 2 Herd Areas remaining: Bordo Atravesado, and Carracas Mesa. See
population statistics here.
No wild horses are being treated with PZP Fertility Control.

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