KINGMAN — The county supervisors approved Monday asking the federal government to deal with the increasing number of wild burros and horses.
The board will ask the federal government to control the feral burros on public lands. Free-roaming burros are growing at fast rate and the supervisors are asking the Bureau of Land Management to remove excess wild horses and burros from public lands.
The county has seen an increase in car crashes with burros, especially in the Oatman area.
In Arizona, the BLM manages two wild horse herds totaling approximately 200 head in the Cerbat Mountains, located
northwest of Kingman and nestled between the Cibola Wildlife Refuge and the Army’s Yuma Proving Ground. In addition, the BLM manages close to 1,600 head of wild burros roaming public lands in seven herd management areas and three herd areas.