February 10, 2011 – Winter Conditions Memo #2

Another memo on winter conditions has just been released by the Billings Field Office. It can be read on the Office’s Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Information website or by clicking here. As you will read, “there is still an escalating problem, but no emergency.” Again, though, it is very important that the horses not be given any feed as this would do much more harm than good.

Also, I thought it would be of interest to everyone to know that this is Lakota’s harem (Lakota, Quelle Colour, black filly Kohl, Blanca, and dun colt Kalispell). The forecast for this weekend is much better than last weekend was, and so I plan on spending time out on the Range to see what I can find.

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  1. Looking forward to seeing what you are able to discover. Be careful out there. That terrain is tricky enough without deep snow covering possible hazards, and creating more.

    Seems like all the horses you’ve been able to photograph are in relatively good shape, considering age, etc. factors. Hopefully you will only find more of that.

    We’re supposed to get a warmup here for the next few days, too, but I doubt it will be enough to alleviate the access to forage issues for wildlife. We’ve had a winter pretty much like yours, but not “quite” as much snow. Haven’t seen any reports of excessive loss of wildlife—yet.

    Take care. Happy horse hunting. Wish I were there to help.

  2. I hesitate to ask , but what happens if there IS an emergency?

    • I ask this in light of the what the report says about the availability of forage in the administrative pasture being no better than on the wild horse range.

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