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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 determines where to gather wild horses and burros on a variety of factors. For example, the BLM will assessareas 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, are also considered. Some gathers will be assessed and addressed on a case-by-case basis.
 
Below are details about the completed and tentative gathers for Fiscal Year 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 Fiscal Year 2015 Wild Horse and Burro Removal and Fertility Control Treatment Schedule

Updated as of August 20, 2015

 State

 Agency

 Herd Management Area (HMA)

 Complex

Proposed Start Date

Proposed End Date

 # Animals Planned to be Gathered

# Animals Planned to be Removed

 # Animals  Removed

# Mares to be Treated with Fertility Control

Method of Gather

Species 

Status

Office 

WY

BLM

Salt Wells Creek

Adobe Town/Salt Wells 

10/1/14

10/17/14

228

228

228

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

WY State Office

CO

BLM

Sand Wash Basin

 

10/1/14

9/30/15

0

0

0

59*

No Removal

Horse

Complete

CO State Office

WY

BLM

Adobe Town

Adobe Town/Salt Wells

10/1/14

10/10/14

177

177

47

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

WY State Office

WY

BLM

Divide Basin

 

10/1/14

10/7/14

0

0

4

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

WY State Office

AZ

BLM

Outside Lake Pleasant

 

10/1/14

9/30/15

160

160

87

0

Bait

Burro

In Progress

AZ State Office

AZ

BLM

Havasu

 

10/1/14

9/30/15

90

90

38

0

Bait

Burro

In Progress

AZ State Office

OR

BLM

Palomino Buttes

 

10/14/14

10/14/14

75

75

51

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

OR State Office

CA

BLM

Carter Reservoir

 

10/23/14

11/12/14

0

0

11

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

CA State Office

NV

BLM

Reveille

 

10/27/14

11/7/14

130

75

75

25

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Outside Triple B

 

11/13/14

11/14/14

75

75

69

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Outside Silver King

 

10/29/14

11/11/14

50

50

52

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

UT

BLM

Choride Canyon

 

11/21/14

3/26/15

10

10

10

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

UT State Office

NV

BLM

Johnnie

 

12/6/14

12/6/14

0

0

11

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

UT State Office

WY

BLM

 McCullough Peaks

 

1/1/15

9/30/15

 0

0

 0

57*

No Removal

Horse

Complete

WY State Office 

MT

BLM

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

 

8/1/15

9/30/15

150

0

12

77*

Bait

Horse

In Progress

MT State Office

CA

BLM

Centennial

 

1/16/15

1/19/15

215

35

53

55

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

CA State Office

CA

BLM

Centennial

 

1/17/15

1/19/15

35

35

17

0

Helicopter

Burro

Complete

CA State Office

NV

BLM

Humboldt Herd Area

 

1/19/15

2/5/15

180

180

304

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

CO

BLM

Spring Creek Basin

 

2/1/15

5/30/15

 0

0

 0

27*

No Removal

Horse 

Complete

CO State Office

ID

 BLM

Challis

 

2/1/15

9/30/15

0

0

0

35*

No Removal

Horse

Complete

ID State Office

NV

BLM

Little Fish Lake

 

2/8/15

2/10/15

147

100

140

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Fish Creek

 

2/14/15

2/23/15

424

200

254

99

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Pine Nut Mountain

 

2/20/15

2/26/15

-

 

-

-

Helicopter

Horse

Postponed

NV State Office

UT

BLM

Sulphur

 

2/28/15

2/28/15

103

100

103

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

UT State Office

CO

BLM

Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range

 

3/1/15

7/30/15

0

0

0

12*

No Removal

Horse

Complete

CO State Office

AZ

BLM

Black Mountain

 

4/24/15

9/30/15

130

130

20

0

Bait

Burro

In Progress

AZ State Office

UT

BLM

Outside HMAs/Private land

 

5/1/15

7/30/15

37

37

19

0

Bait

Horse

In Progress

UT State Office

NV

BLM

Outside Wood Hills Herd Area

 

8/3/15

9/30/15

300

300

245

0

Bait

Horse

In Progress

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Outside Miller Flat Herd Area

 

7/26/15

8/31/15

25

25

22

0

Bait

Horse

In Progress

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Outside Seaman Range Herd Area

 

7/27/15

7/27/15

14

14

13

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Miller Flat Herd Area

 

7/28/15

7/28/15

0

0

10

0

Bait

Horse

In Progress

NV State Office

UT

BLM

Onaqui

 

8/1/15

9/30/15

0

0

0

20*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

UT State Office

AZ

BLM

Cibola-Trigo

 

8/1/15

9/30/15

100

100

0

0

Bait

Burro

Planned

AZ State Office

AZ

BLM

Outside Pirates Cove

 

8/1/15

9/30/15

40

40

0

0

Bait

Burro

Planned

AZ State Office

CA

BLM

Outside Chemehuevi

 

8/12/15

9/30/15

120

120

80

0

Bait

Burro

In Progress

CA State Office

NV

BLM

McGee Mountain

 

8/17/15

9/30/15

125

120

0

0

Bait

Burro

In Progress

NV State Office

ID

BLM

Sands Basin (fire emergency)

 

8/26/15

9/9/15

70

70

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

ID State Office

ID

BLM

Hardtrigger (fire emergency)

 

8/26/15

9/9/15

146

146

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

ID State Office

ID

BLM

Black Mountain (fire emergency)

 

8/26/15

9/9/15

70

40

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

ID State Office

OR

BLM

Kiger

 

8/31/15

9/4/15

130

79

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

OR State Office

OR

BLM

Riddle Mountain

 

8/31/15

9/4/15

64

31

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

OR State Office

NV

BLM

Outside Red Rocks

 

9/1/15

9/30/15

40

40

0

0

Bait

Burro

Planned

NV State Office

NV

BLM

Outside Bullfrog

 

9/1/15

9/3/15

40

40

0

0

Bait

Burro

Planned

NV State Office

CO

BLM

West Douglas Herd Area

 

9/14/15

9/25/15

167

167

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

CO State Office

 All

BLM

Private Property/Public Safety Removals

 

10/1/14

9/30/15

0

0

15

 0

Bait

Horse & Burro

 

 

 

 

 TOTAL

 

 

4,067

3,289

 2,431

466

 

 

 

 


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

 

 


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