Comment on use of motorized vehicles in Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range


Dear Wild Horse Advocates,

The Bureau of Land Management Billings Field Office is holding a hearing on the use of motorized vehicles in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range (PMWHR). The hearing is scheduled for February 2, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. at the Montana/Dakotas State BLM Office in Billings.

Based on conversations with Jerrie Bertola, Wild Horse and Burro Specialist for the PMWHR, this office does not intend to use helicopters for roundup purposes. Rather, this hearing will address the use of motorized vehicles in the form of trucks which might be used in bait trapping.

Please submit comments on the use of motorized vehicles for these purposes by Feb. 2.

Suggested points to make:

  • The PMWHR population is in a decline so we do not believe that any removals are warranted other than the removals of Parry and Oak, offspring of a full brother-sister mating.
  • Only five 2017 foals remain on the range.
  • If removals occur, we appreciate that this field office is opting for the more humane method of bait trapping.

Comments will be accepted by mail only. As long as your comments are postmarked by Feb. 2, 2018, they will be accepted. Put “Billings Motorized Vehicle Hearing” in the subject line, and send them to:
BLM Montana
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101
Attn: Jerrie Bertola

As always, please be respectful in your comments. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for all that you do to support Cloud's unique Pryor wild horse herd!

Happy Trails,

Ginger Kathrens
Executive Director


Kayah Swanson