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IN THE NEWS – Wild Horse and Burro Roundups



– The most notorious wild horse and burro roundup man in history! His career has spanned 50 years working for the DOI (Department of Interior), and BLM while raking in millions of taxpayer’s dollars every year on thousands of CT – full roundup contracts to gather up federally protected species.

He has also been indicted by the US government and plead guilty for two counts in 1992. Conspiracy (to sell wild horses to slaughter), and Use of aircraft to capture wild horses (aiding and abetting).  

His was fined $510, one year of supervised probation with a special condition that he shall not commit any offense in violation of the BLM law, and also given the ability to make millions of dollars doing it again, and again in future contracts for the same government for the next 50 years.

After sentencing and being found ‘GUILTY’ of the crimes charged, it looks like the first count of ‘conspiracy to knowingly have a part in the selling of federally protected species to slaughter’ was ‘dismissed’ on a motion from the US. The same ones that tried him! 

If I didn’t see it in writing, I wouldn’t believe that this occurred! If this isn’t a criminal enterprise from all involved, I don’t know what is!

Who says breaking the law is a bad thing? CRIME PAYS!

WARNING: Graphic Documentation of brutal results from Dave Cattoor and KG Livestock 2006 Shelton NWR roundup. (#2007-shelton)

2007 The Use of Helicopters To Remove Wild Horses and Burros From Public.pdf

About / Contact

Dave Lee Cattoor
This includes active family involved in roundups as well SUE (wife), TROY (son)

On his website he addresses:
13.  Was Dave Cattoor convicted of a felony? He claims:
The real story is in August of 1990, Cliff Heaverne and Dave signed a contract with the Western Shoshone National Council to capture horses for the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe. The Tribe claimed these horses as Indian horses that were just running on BLM and Indian Lands. The horses were captured on the Duckwater Reservation but some did come from adjoining BLM land. The government declared the horses to be free roaming wild horses and charged Cliff and Dave and four others from the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe with count one, conspiracy, and count two, use of aircraft to capture wild horses and aiding and abetting. On the advice of their lawyer, Cliff and Dave plead guilty to the count two charge. This charge was a misdemeanor and they paid a $500 fine and were on probation for one year. The Indians decided to go to trial and were found not guilty. Had Cliff and Dave waited and gone to trial with the Shoshone Indians they probably would not have been found guilty either. If you are interested in seeing any of the documents from the courts and the lawyers or the contract with the Shoshone Tribe, please contact us. Click here to read a PDF file containing a Letter from BLM explaining the 1992 Duckwater Indian Tribe Horse Gather: Letter from Ron Wenker – BLM

He could have easily posted the court docs right next to the letter written above so you could see for yourself, but he didn’t. So we will show you the TRUTH. Read the 1992 Indictment for yourself. They knowlingly broke the law.

Be sure to see the results from Dave’s and Cliff Heaverne’s Shelton NWR 2007 roundup


Fast forward to the times below in the video to see Dave and Sue Cattoors first hand. Hear him say it!

31:10-31:35  dave cattoor(vermin) “with helicopters start out slow, actually do a lot of herding. You locate them and drift them towards your trap. These horses are not in good shape out here, you run them hard for a quarter mile and their done for. It’s over. So you gotta drive them like cattle, you can’t run them”

WHBA notes: (Unfortunately for the horses, they are often ran for ten miles or more during helicopter roundups, no matter the temperature conditions (plenty of documentation)

32:20- 33:18  Dave Cattor – dec 28 2009- feb 4 2010 Calico complex roundup 100 horses perished, and 100’s more suffered terribly. 600 horses for 600,000 acres  “ A wild horse is a wild horse. A free roaming wild horse. You brand that horse and castrate him, and you put him in reserve back east, totally off their range, and you call that horse a wild horse? He’s not a wild horse, he’s a horse on welfare. Then they should be quietly disposed of. Humanely as possible. You can’t slaughter them, the wild horses, BURY THEM!

WHBA notes: Is this how it was done years ago, when the world wasn’t watching? That would explain the contract for $36,000 for guns and ammo in 1993.
1993   UT- NEPHI (CCD) YA651199306C00081422N651C23086 / (06/15/1993-07/15/1993) / $36,000 / guns, through 30 mm /1005 code not listed DEPT OF INTER/BUREAU OF LAND MGMT  

Did they just shoot them and bury them? – unfortunately this free video viewing link has been removed by James Kleinert. His paid video series is still available here. Though I am not sure which one as he changed the episode numbers. I believe either the Awakening, or Beauty and the Beast would have these direct quotes filmed with Dave Cattoor. Reach out to James directly to inquire if you need direction.

Images and Memes




CLIFF HEAVERNE of the 1992 indictment with Cattoor 

Cliff Heaverne (High Desert Helicopters) passed away in his home on December 28, 2021

Clifford Jackson Heaverne was born in Joseph, Oregon on July 24, 1943. His family moved to Nevada when he was very young and he grew up on various ranches where his parents worked. He fell in love with flying as a young boy when a local pilot would take him in his airplane to round up wild horses. 

KG – Full Roundup Contracts – coming soon


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UHALDE LIVESTOCK – Michael A. Uhalde (#UH)

This family uses a half a million acres of ‘public land’ for their private ‘for profit’ livestock business. They run approximately 2000+ sheep and 600+ cattle (13 allotments) given 22,560 AUMs. The late John Uhalde, a French Vasque immigrant founded the John Uhalde Co in the late 1890’s, and is now being managed by third and fourth generation family members. They are a partner in the BLM Grazing project (partnership in the sage), and also do wild horse roundups.

Public land grazers: aka Uhalde Brothers LLC (Gracian N. Uhalde, John P Uhalde, Michael A Uhalde, Tim Uhalde, Gianoli Husbands PLLC), John Uhalde & Co (Gracian N. Uhalde, Helen D Uhalde, John P Uhalde, Michael A Uhalde) – Family ran Cattle Grazing company.

In 2017, UHALDE LIVESTOCK (Michael A. Uhalde) got into the roundup so they could have more control of federally protected wild horses that compete with their 13 grazing allotments on a half million acres of public lands that their family has been using for 50 years on both BLM and Forest Service land of Nevada.

UH – Full Roundup Contracts Uhalde Livestock LLC is a limited liability company (LLC) located in Ely, Nevada that received a Coronavirus-related PPP loan from the SBA of $14,462.00 for payroll (1 employee) in May, 2020. Unsure if Paid in Full or Forgiven

GRAZING – Uhalde Ranch – Avaden Ranch


Need to ‘reverify’ this as notes are extremely complicated to sort through. I believe their public allotments affect wild horses in Ely District: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Antelope, eagle, seaman, white river, owyee, calico basin ? This family uses a half a million acres of ‘public land’ for their private ‘for profit’ livestock business. They run approximately 2000+ sheep and 600+ cattle (13 allotments) given 22,560 AUMs. he late John Uhalde, a French Vasque immigrant founded the John Uhalde Co in the late 1890’s, and is now being managed by third and fourth generation family members. They are a partner in the BLM Grazing project, and also do wild horse roundups.

Feb 2019 THE TRUTH #29 – BLM’s big gift to livestock grazing on public lands: Outcome Based Grazing Authorizations (OBGA) allows grazing permittees to increase the numbers of their privately owned livestock, and to use more forage for longer periods of time on public lands – WHFF  archive  list of grazers, FOIA docs on grazers (tags: Uhalde, Brunnea, Simplot, Gil King, Sellman, Little Snake Land Co, McGarva ranch, deep creek ranch, Big creek ranch, elk creek, elko land and livestock, grazing allotments,)

mar 2019 Gracian Uhalde of John Uhalde and Sons in eastern Nevada. The Uhalde operations is a 5-generation cattle and sheep operation running 150 miles north to south in the Ely District Located north to south, west of Ely (part was the location of the 2018 Summer Tour./ wild horses are moving south into Butte Valley. Gracian explained that times have changed, and they need to change with them. “This was a heck of an operation in the 50’s, but now we are trying to make the millennial leap to ensure the sustainability of the operation”. He told the group that this year was one of the driest he has seen in a long time. “It is the forgotten land when it comes to precipitation this year”. He explained that they signed up for the Outcome-based Grazing pilot program because he wanted to shed light on the “elephant” in the room, feral horses. Three of the five operations chosen in Nevada have horse problems with well over carrying capacity. “If this pilot project fails (OBG) it’s because we can’t manage the horses”  archive
It’s 150 miles between both headquarters. The ranch, from one end to the other, is 200 miles connected by sheep trails. Managing it can be a little difficult since it is so spread out. It is not a huge ranch by Nevada’s standards, but it can be complicated since the winter range is about 100 miles from the summer range. In regards to the partnership with the BLM pilot grazing program –  “We could actually run quite a bit more than that, but because of the wild horse population” “more leverage to look at gathering some wild horses” “Even if we get the horses gathered, we still need the flexibility”

2019   High Wild Horse Numbers Have Ranchers Concerned  archive  audio / Gracian uhalde “many ranchers say the horses are overgrazing, which is costing them big”


2021 archive   Uhalde grazers in antelope complex   archive
Outcome Based Grazing Demo Project: John Uhalde and Company is one of eleven outcome-based grazing demonstration projects, nationwide. The sheep-cow operation spans 13 allotments on nearly a half-million acres of public land administered by the Ely District’s Bristlecone Field Office and Basin and Range National Monument. The permit is scheduled to be issued in fiscal year 2020

2017 WILD HORSE & BURRO MANAGEMENT IN THE ELY BLM DISTRICT: A 2017 Assessment of Economic Effects Specific to Livestock Grazing – Prepared For: N‐4 State Grazing Board Gracian Uhalde, Chairman

Allotments located

This information is difficult to find. 13 allotments only a few found

USDA allotments 2014 / Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Ely Ranger District  – Berry Creek C.U. Cherry Creek S&G

LLNVL05000 BASIN AND RANGE NM 2704736 JOHN UHALDE & CO P.O. BOX 151088 ELY NV 89315 775-289-4802 1 – NUMBER 60,604

LLNVL06000 BRISTLECONE FO 2704534 JOHN UHALDE & CO P.O. BOX 151088 ELY NV 89315 775-289-4802 1 – NUMBER  60,788

uhalde forest permitee #40121  region 04 forest 09 dis 04 rec#279 enclosure 11&111/ blmpermits NV046 & NV047 LLNVL06000 BRISTLECONE FO aut#2704534 , LLNVL05000 BASIN AND RANGE NM aut#2704736  

1993 – large grazing permits / uhalde forest permitee #40121  region 04 forest 09 dis 04 rec#279 enclosure 11&111/ blmpermits NV046 & NV047 ON CHERRY CREEK NEAR HUMBOLDT NATIONAL FOREST nye county north of Lincoln county Place: avaden – Uhalde Ranch County: 023 Latitude: 38.1180000 Longitude: -115.5725300

IN THE NEWS – UHALDE LIVESTOCK Roundups/Gathers coming soon



RA – Full Roundup Contracts

CA 2009 helicopter hit a burro, and AZ 2008  contractor beating a burro that has been ran to exhaustion

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