Feral Animal Removal
The Hualapai Department of Natural Resources uses the term to encompass all introduced animals and plants which compete with native animal populations and plant species. This includes introduced animals that have not been domesticated or released deliberately.
In past surveys wild horse and donkeys have been counted within various locations of the Hualapai Reservation. In the National and Mohawk Canyons, 185 wild horses had been counted. Of these, 50 horses were removed from the canyons; however, several still remain on the plateaus.
Feral animals cause significant damage to native plant species through voracious over foraging of grasslands available for wildlife, and in trampling of fragile seeps, springs, and wetlands within Hualapai Lands. The animals were removed via net guns and helicopter retrieval.
A number of wild donkeys were also captured and removed from the Peach Springs Canyon Lands. Adoption of these animals was made available to the public.
None of the animals sustained harmful damage and several were auctioned to tribal members.