Meet 4:30 am BLM office Burns Drive like a bat out of hell in the pitch dark on rocky roads thank god tires not flat arrive at trap site in the ptch dark sat in car for over an hour waiting for sunrise
Sun J chopper refueling for the fourth time
got to observation location around 7:30 contractor shows up 9:20 helicopter fuels 10:06 refuels around noon… refuels around 2… BLM PR asks if horses today contractor confirms there will be horses coming in refuels at 3:30 Deb Coffey blows a gasket and wants to know just how far those horses are being run in a day and isn’t time to call this off BLM PR goes to trap to talk to contractor BLM “decides” it is time to call it off to rest horses.
note: single trap location chosen for entire HMA
Go to temp holding denied accesss to view mares and foals because contractor has their two year old playing by pens
New contractor “Sun J” Vernal Utah All nice new EXPENSIVE equipment, lots of it.
Only two observation days offered, no reschedule, no return
No horses rounded up today.
But who knows what happened with the ones run that we did not see.