Written by John Cox, MFA
Corrupt people are most often caught, because corrupt people, to say it nicely, are not the sharpest knives in the drawer. We can say the same about government agencies and the Bureau of Land Management. So let’s take a look at why I say this – and this is not just my opinion, but rather, the opinion of many Americans’ and taxpayers, that are saying “enough is enough’.
Here I will discuss examples about their “overpopulation of wild horses on public lands”. I will talk about some of the more flamboyant cases that I see on the DOI/BLM XL sheets, AND OVER THREE DECADES WORTH. The DOI/BLM. Corruption, in these agencies, obviously a severe understatement.
So, let’s start at clear Lodge Canyon HMA, in NV, and in 2008 onward called Eagle HMA. Right away we see flaws within BLM math as well as outright lies.
Let’s go to 2009 (keep in mind these are all population statistics from the BLM) and I see the available Wild Horse statistics of 505 Wild Horses in this HMA – an increase from the year before of 470 Wild Wild Horses, for a 1,343% increase. So we’re led to believe at this HMA, at the end of 2009, there were 975 Wild Horses’ on that range; Although, eyewitnesses at those HMA’s never did see 975 horses; nor, did they ever see 505 Wild Horses’ roaming the same HMA.
But more confusion arises when we go to 2010, and we see only 606 Wild Horses’ roaming this range. These are all BLM numbers folks – which we refer to as Phantom-Numbers, similar to the DOI/BLM Phantom-Forests that do not exist (wrote about this a couple field-notes back, but still “not-there” today LOL) upon paper-only!
At the same HMA let’s go to 2012, 522 Wild Horses’ roaming the HMA; which, BLM says a 322 Wild Horse increase happened, which is 161% increase in Wild Horses on that range. So, they’re telling us that there are, in 2012, 844 Wild Horses on this HMA at year end, yet the following year, 2013, they say there were 626, at the beginning of 2013 . . . Interesting, how that cannot happen on this Universe, and yet, they’re saying it does.
Now let’s go to the Calico Mountains HMA in Nevada. In 2008 there were supposedly 549 Wild Horses roaming this HMA — there was an increase of 285 Wild Horses, which is according to BLM statistics, a 108% increase. Simple addition shows us this is 834 Wild Horses by the end of 2008, that were roaming the Calico HMA – Yet the BLM in their 2009 statistics, shows only 660 (beginning of the year 2009) Wild Horses roaming the HMA and a 111 Wild Horse increase by the end of 2009, which shows in their math, a 20% increase.
According to DOI/BLM, amazingly, Wild Horses disappear, or were not there to begin with, suddenly appear, then disappear, then appear again on some other range — and need I point out, that not just Wild Horse Mares have foal, but according to these numbers, blatantly — all horses, stallions and foals and yearlings, all have foals, and the trees and the rocks in the area seem to have foals, as well. This is quite a government agency — I would suggest this should go down in biological history as a phenomena — but, sadly, it is simply a corrupt government agency that lies a lot . . .
Now let’s go to the Black Rock Range West HMA, in Nevada. The first thing that comes to my mind is the ridiculous and obvious nature of the corruption the BLM poses upon the American taxpayers, yet, there seems to be no checks & balance system here, of justice, whatsoever. And here’s why:
Right off the top in 2008 we see 399 Wild Horses’, according to BLM, roaming the range at Black rock Range West – Somewhere (Phantom-Horses again – they just come and go as they please, I guess), 323 Wild Horses showed-up — an increase of 425% in one year.
There is no doubt in my mind that perhaps the BLM does not understand that only mares carry foal, and a hard-fact that anywhere from 35% to 55% of those foals die at birth, and another 12% die within the first year too a year and a half old, on the range. We have to ask the obvious question, as taxpayers as well as on this planet Earth, where did these horses come from, and are these simply Phantom Numbers, that we know have existed over decades now with DOI/BLM.
I see just within these statistics, “Phantom-Wild Horses” that exist in DOI/BLM minds only – and consider this – We depend on this agency for proper management of highly toxic birth controls and their Darting Programs, as well as with our hard-earned taxpayer money, to be responsible, and transparent – apparently, we have a ways to go presently, also, as this is just straight-up corruption, and to obtain larger budgets for themselves; which is, a Legal “Federal Fraud” situation, ongoing today.
On the same range let’s go to 2011. . . There were only 143 Wild Horses roaming the Black Rock Range West HMA (the fact is the figures from year-to-year make no sense whatsoever when you’re looking at these charts from the BLM) so the BLM tells us there is an increase of 83 horses, which is 138% increase –They went from 2008 of 722 Wild Horses; to 2009, with only 507; then to 2010, there were only 60 Wild Horses; then to 2011, there were 226 Wild Horses the BLM tells us; then in 2012 they tell us there were 74 Wild Horses’ roaming the range, and decreased by the 69 that were rounded up, which is -48%; and then, in 2013, 114 Wild Horses on that range again, and according to their figures a 27% increase. THEY JUST COME OUT OF NOWHERE! is about the only explanation I see . . .
We can honestly label the DOI/BLM Wild Horse Herd Counts as “Phantom Wild Horse Herds”, as they simply do not exist within the numbers DOI/BLM give us. Classifieds as “Paper-Only” Statistics, as there is no “Real-World” situation that this could exist, what so ever.
The fact is I could go on and on with a lot of this information that is from the BLM, and approved by their Over-Site Government Agency the DOI . . . Yet these Phantom-Numbers exist. Statistically, as well as observation tells us, clearly, there is no evidence, credible, to show these numbers even exist. This is all at taxpayer expense – From the Grazing Permit Program.
Never the less, all one has to do is look at their statistical data, which consistently shows us – no doubt whatsoever – that the DOI/BLM are two very corrupted government agencies. Where are Taxpayer’s Representatives, we voted into office, to look after Our America?
February 17, 2023 at 4:44 pm
Thank you for this John !!!!!!
February 17, 2023 at 5:16 pm
Thanks John. It would appear they are hauling horses from other HMA’s and dropping them off to get a bogus count.
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February 21, 2023 at 7:24 pm
That is only if they “exist” at all.