Bitner Herd Management Area (CA-267)

LOCATION:   The Bitner Herd Management Area lies in the northern Washoe County,
NV approximately 40 miles east of Cedarville, CA.
 
ACREAGE:     50,500 acres are managed for wild horses.
 
ELEVATION:  5,600 feet to 6,900 feet
 
TOPOGRAPHY/VEGATATION:   The Bitner Table makes up two-thirds of the area and wraps around the Massacre Lakes Basin which is a large alkali lake bed. Vegetation consists primarily of big and low sage, with an understory of bluegrass, squirreltail, needlegrass, bluebunch wheatgrass and Idaho fescue.
 
WILDLIFE: Wildlife consists of pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse.
 
HERD SIZE:    15 to 25 head
 
HORSE COLORS:   Blacks and bays with some piebald
 
SIZE OF HORSES:  14-16 hands and 900-1100 pounds
 
HISTORY:  The horses in this area likely originated from historic ranching operations.
 
Horses in Bitner Herd Management AreaHorses in trap at Bitner
 

Bitner Herd Management Area map

Click on map for higher resolution PDF image.