Feds to gather wild horses near Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management plans to resume gathering wild horses on private property on and next to the Pokegama Herd Management Area southwest of Klamath Falls. The Herald and News reports the action comes at the request of a private landowner. The BLM says it plans to gather wild horses from private property only and without using helicopters. The agency says it will use bait traps consisting of a series of corral panels stocked with water and hay. The appropriate management level for the Pokegama HMA is 30 to 50 horses. Based on a 2015 survey, officials estimate there may be as many as 230 horses within the area.