16 Mustangs Collared By BLM To Study Migration Patterns

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has placed radio collars on 16 mustang mares in an attempt to  learn more about how wild horses interact with their environment. Placed on the horses during  a recent gathering of mustangs at the Adobe Town herd management area, the collars will help researchers study the horses migration patterns within the herd management area.

A partnership between the University of Wyoming and the BLM, there are now 30 mares wearing radio collars involved in the study. Begun last winter, the researchers used bait traps to gather 14 mares before placing collars on them.

Since the initial effort, five of the collars have been removed; two appeared to be too loose and could have interfered with the mare’s activities and three collars were removed as they did  not transmit a GPS signal.

Read more at the Star Tribune.


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