BLM Invites Public to Tour Future Water/Bait Trapping Gather Area

By: Millie Warren Email
By: Millie Warren Email

ELKO, NV - The Elko District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites the public to take a tour of Cherry Spring within the Maverick-Medicine Herd Management Area (HMA) to view where a wild horse water/bait trapping gather operation is planned.

District wild horse and burro specialists and management are offering an opportunity for the public to see first-hand the range conditions that exist at this limited water source as well as learn how a water trap gather operation works, according to the Elko District Office.

The tour is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 27,2013, at 8:00 a.m.

The tour is expected to last for five hours.

Participants will walk over gravel and dirt roads.

The BLM recommends a 4-wheel drive vehicle that participants should bring a bag lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen.

The tour will leave from the Elko District Office, but public can leave from the tour at their leisure.

Participants are requested to sign up prior to the event by calling Lesli Ellis, Elko District public affairs specialist, at (775) 753-0386.

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