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Tentative Wild Horse and Burro Removal and Fertility Control Treatment Schedule

As part of the Wild Horse and Burro Program, the BLM gathers animals each year to maintain the ecological health of our nation’s public rangelands. When possible, the BLM may also treat a number of animals with a fertility control vaccine.  
 
Much of the West is suffering ongoing severe drought. In the areas hardest hit by drought and where wildfires have resulted in reduced forage, the health of wild horses and burros will likely decline. Many livestock permittees have already taken voluntary steps to significantly reduce the number of cattle grazing on public lands as a result of drought.
 
Limits on the Wild Horse and Burro Program’s budget and on the number of additional horses and burros that can be accomodated in off-range holding space means that fewer animals will be removed than in previous years.
 
In an effort to do as much as possible within the current budget, and with the severe conditions on the ground, the BLM will determine where to gather wild horses and burros this year on a variety of factors. For example, the BLM will assess factors such as areas where emergencies exist, areas where animals have moved from public land to private property or areas where the BLM is under court order to remove animals. Other issues, including public health and safety concerns, will also be considered. Some gathers will be assessed and addressed on a case-by-case basis.
 
Below are details about the completed and tentative gathers for the fall of 2014 and winter of 2015. The number of gathers, the scheduled start dates, and the number of animals gathered are estimates only and may change as circumstances warrant. This information will be updated if any changes occur.
 
Interested members of the public are encouraged to consider adopting an animal. Go to the Adoption Program to learn about adopting a wild horse or burro, or call 866-4MUSTANGS.

For further information on this year’s Wild Horse and Burro Program gather schedule, read the answers to commonly asked questions here.

 


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 Tentative Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Wild Horse and Burro Removal and Fertility Control Treatment Schedule

 State

 Agency

 Herd Management Area (HMA)

 Complex

Proposed Start Date

Proposed End Date

 # Animals Proposed to be Gathered

 # Animals to be Removed

# Mares to be Treated with Fertility Control

Method of Gather

Species 

Office 

WY

BLM

Salt Wells

Adobe Town/Salt Wells

9/25/14

10/8/14

228

685*

0

Helicopter

Horses

WY State Office

CO

BLM

Sand Wash Basin

 

10/1/14

9/30/15

0

0

125**

No Removal

Horses

CO State Office

WY

BLM

Adobe Town

Adobe Town/Salt Wells

10/9/14

10/10/14

177

47*

0

Helicopter

Horses

WY State Office

OR

BLM

Palomino Buttes

 

10/14/14

10/14/14

75

52*

0

Helicopter

Horses

OR State Office

NV

BLM

Reveille

 

10/27/14

11/7/14

60

70*

0

Helicopter

Horses

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Outside Triple B

 

11/8/14

11/13/14

75

69*

0

Helicopter

Horses

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Outside Eagle/Silver King

 

11/14/14

11/19/14

50

48*

0

Helicopter

Horses

NV State Office

CA

BLM

Twin Peaks

 

12/16/14

3/1/15

20

20

 0

Bait

Burros

CA State Office

CO

BLM

 Outside Piceance/East Douglas

 

1/1/15

3/31/15

30

30

 0

Bait

Horses

CO State Office

WY

BLM

 McCullough Peaks

 

1/1/15

9/30/15

 0

 0

67**

No Removal

Horses

WY State Office 

CA

BLM

Centennial

 

1/16/15

1/20/15

215

35

100

Helicopter

Horses

CA State Office 

CA 

 BLM

Centennial

 

1/16/15

1/20/15

35

35

0

Helicopter

Burros

 CA State Office

NV

BLM

 Humboldt Herd Area

 

1/26/15

1/29/15

 160

160

Helicopter

Horses

NV State Office 

NV

BLM 

Pine Nut Mountain

 

1/31/15 

 2/6/15

300

160

70

Helicopter

Horses

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Wood Hills Non-HMA

 Antelope

2/1/15

9/30/15

 150

150 

0

Bait

Horses 

 NV State Office

UT

BLM

Sulphur

 

2/1/15

2/3/15

100

100 

0

Helicopter

Horses 

UT State Office 

CO

BLM

Spring Creek Basin

 

2/1/15

5/30/15

 0

 0

25**

No Removal

Horses 

CO State Office

NV

BLM

Fish Creek

 

2/8/15

2/17/15

500

200

150

Helicopter

Horses

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Little Fish Lake

 

2/18/15

2/22/15

150

100

25

Helicopter

Horses

NV State Office

CO

BLM

Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range

 

3/1/15

7/30/15

 0

 0

15**

No Removal

Horses

CO State Office

 

 

 TOTAL

 

 

 

2,325

1,961

577

 

 

 

* Complete.
** Animals will receive fertility control vaccines via ground darting programs, which do not require that animals are gathered.