Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office

Pilot-Table Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA)

The Pilot/Table Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) is located approximately 20 miles southeast of Hawthorne, Nevada. The topography of the HMA ranges from flat valleys through mountainous terrain from 5,000 feet to 9,973 feet in elevation. The HMA contains approximately 255,040 acres of public and private land within the BLM-Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office.

Three livestock grazing allotments, Pilot/Table Mountain, Cedar Mountain and Gillis Mountain, spread across the HMA. Approximately 91 percent of the HMA occurs in the Pilot/Table Mountain Allotment, 5 percent in the Cedar Mountain Allotment with the remaining 4 percent in the Gillis Mountain allotment. The wild horses primarily use the Pilot/Table Mountain Allotment portion of the HMA.

Wild horses can be seen from both U.S. Highway 95 near Luning and Mina and on both sides of Nevada State Route 361 in the vicintiy of Petrified Summit.

The Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the HMA has been established at 228-346 wild horses.


Map of Pilot-Table Mountain HMA


Photo of Pilot Mountain Herd Management Area looking north from Petrified Summit on Nevada State Route 361.
Horses can sometimes be viewed in the Pilot Mountain HMA in the area near Petrified Summit on Nevada State Route 361.