• Dave Harmon, PW editor

"You can lead a horse to water": Mesa Verde NP begins luring feral horses in advance of roundup

Mesa Verde National Park has begun bait-trapping for wild horses as part of a long-term effort to habituate them for eventual capture, removal and adoption.

As many as 80 “free-roaming” mustangs live and breed in the park, in violation of the park’s management plan, which prohibits livestock. The horses compete with elk, deer and bears for grazing and water resources.

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