Officials off to Washington to discuss AZ burros

Posted at 7:32 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 11:40:24-05

Mohave County officials plan to hand-deliver a resolution asking federal authorities to reduce the burro population in the Black Mountain Management Area in northwestern Arizona.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to write a letter supporting the Arizona Game and Fish Department's resolution calling for the reduction of the burro population from 1,800 to 478.

Supervisors Steve Moss and Hildy Angius will travel to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a meeting with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Moss had proposed allowing burro hunting as a way to control the population. He says the proposal, which has been shelved, was aimed at shocking the BLM into action.