Local residents said that the range was in the best condition in 80 years… the BLM rounded up 366 horses and removed 230 of them. At least 11 horses died. Foals were orphaned. Horses were rounded up off of private land repeatedly- despite repeated requests that no helicopter remove horses off that land. A helicopter tailed a stallion so close that he kicked at the struts.
Condition of Challis Herd Management Area right before disastrous roundup