Wild in the Pryors is asking that you submit your comments before September 6, 2013 in regards to the recently released Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Fertility Control Modification Preliminary Environmental Assessment August 2013 (DOI-BLM-MT-0010-2013- 0034-EA).
Nye and Niabrara will be yearlings in the spring of 2014. They could be given PZP treatment this next spring if the proposed Modification takes effect. They would be treated at the age of 1, 2, 3, and 4 until they move into the 5-10 age range where, with the current Fertility Plan, treatment stops. The questions arise, “How many years can PZP be administered without causing irreversible infertility?” and “Will their response be similar to other Pryor fillies who were treated at a very young age and faced infertility problems?”
Manuelita picture below will be given her first PZP treatment this fall if it takes effect.
Comments are due by September 6, 2013.
We ask that you send your comment to:
Jim Sparks, Field Manager
BLM Billings Field Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101
Your comment should be polite and to the point. We would like you to ask that the current PZP program remain in effect and no changes be made to the current program.
Please make your comment short and to the point.
Start your comment with this reference:
I am writing in regard to the Bureau of Land Management’s recently released Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Fertility Control Modification Preliminary Environmental Assessment August 2013 (DOI-BLM-MT-0010-2013-0034-EA).
Long-term herd sustainability should be a primary management goal for the Pryor Mountain wild horses.
“Removing females even temporarily from the breeding pool is likely to reduce the effective population size and genetic diversity of the population.” (p. 125 of the National Science Academy report.)