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BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program LogoSeaman Herd Area Emergency Wild Horse Gather

Public Observation Opportunities


Visitors wishing to attend gather operations need to meet at the BLM Ely District Office, at 702 North Industrial Way, in Ely, Nevada, or at the intersection of State Routes 318 and 375, seven miles north of Ash Springs, Nevada. 

We will caravan out to the gather site each day.  We may not know the exact location of these sites until the day before (all depends on where the horses are), so be flexible. 

Call our Wild Horse Gather Info Line at (775) 861-6700 for the next day’s departure time and directions to the meeting location, and the previous days gather results.  Note:  gather operations are dependent on the weather and could change with little or no notice.

All visitors must have their own transportation – we cannot take people in government vehicles.  The gather sites and temporary holding corrals will move around to several locations and the roads can get very rough in and around the area. Vehicles MUST HAVE 4-wheel drive with high clearance.  Visitors must have spare tires (we suggest multiple spare tires!).  Gas and full services are available in Ely, Alamo and Ash Springs, Nevada.  Cells phones are also a good idea if you get stranded, though coverage cannot be guaranteed.

There are motels in Ely and Alamo if you are coming here from outside the area. 

This is Nevada in July so plan for warm weather.  Dress accordingly and bring plenty of water.  Don’t forget sunscreen!

What to bring:
• Closed-toed sturdy shoes
• Bland-colored clothing (no wild colors, please)
• Sunscreen
• Food and water
• Binoculars
• Camera with zoom lens
• Small beach chair if you don’t like to sit on rocks


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