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 September 25, 2015

 State

 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

Salt Wells Creek

Adobe Town/Salt Wells 

10/1/14

10/17/14

228

228

667

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

WY State Office

CO

Sand Wash Basin

 

10/1/14

9/30/15

0

0

0

59*

No Removal

Horse

Complete

CO State Office

WY

Adobe Town

Adobe Town/Salt Wells

10/1/14

10/10/14

177

177

47

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

WY State Office

WY

Divide Basin

 

10/1/14

10/7/14

0

0

4

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

WY State Office

AZ

Outside Lake Pleasant

 

10/1/14

9/30/15

110

110

102

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

AZ State Office

AZ

Havasu

 

10/1/14

9/30/15

90

90

38

0

Bait

Burro

In Progress

AZ State Office

OR

Palomino Buttes

 

10/14/14

10/14/14

75

75

51

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

OR State Office

CA

Carter Reservoir

 

10/23/14

11/12/14

0

0

11

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

CA State Office

NV

Reveille

 

10/27/14

11/7/14

130

75

75

25

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

Outside Triple B

 

11/13/14

11/14/14

75

75

69

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

Outside Silver King

 

10/29/14

11/11/14

50

50

52

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

UT

Choride Canyon

 

11/21/14

3/26/15

10

10

23

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

UT State Office

UTNorth Hills 11/21/155/20/1500100BaitHorseComplete

UT State Office

NV

Johnnie

 

12/6/14

12/6/14

0

0

11

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

UT State Office

WY

 McCullough Peaks

 

1/1/15

9/30/15

 0

0

 0

57*

No Removal

Horse

Complete

WY State Office 

MT

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

 

8/1/15

9/30/15

150

0

18

77*

Bait

Horse

Complete

MT State Office

CA

Centennial

 

1/16/15

1/19/15

215

35

53

55

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

CA State Office

CA

Centennial

 

1/17/15

1/19/15

35

35

17

0

Helicopter

Burro

Complete

CA State Office

NV

Humboldt Herd Area

 

1/19/15

2/5/15

180

180

304

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

CO

Spring Creek Basin

 

2/1/15

5/30/15

 0

0

 0

27*

No Removal

Horse 

Complete

CO State Office

ID

Challis

 

2/1/15

9/30/15

0

0

0

35*

No Removal

Horse

Complete

ID State Office

NV

Little Fish Lake

 

2/8/15

2/10/15

147

100

140

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

Fish Creek

 

2/14/15

2/23/15

424

200

262

99

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

Pine Nut Mountain

 

2/20/15

2/26/15

-

 

-

-

Helicopter

Horse

Postponed

NV State Office

UT

Sulphur

 

2/28/15

2/28/15

103

100

103

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

UT State Office

CO

Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range

 

3/1/15

7/30/15

0

0

0

12*

No Removal

Horse

Complete

CO State Office

AZ

Black Mountain

 

4/24/15

9/30/15

105

105

55

0

Bait

Burro

In Progress

AZ State Office

NV

Wood Hills Area

 

8/3/15

9/30/15

300

300

293

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

Outside Miller Flat Herd Area

 

7/26/15

8/31/15

25

25

22

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

Outside Seaman Range Herd Area

 

7/27/15

7/27/15

14

14

13

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

NV

Miller Flat Herd Area

 

7/28/15

7/28/15

0

0

10

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

UT

Onaqui

 

8/1/15

9/30/15

0

0

0

20*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

UT State Office

AZ

Cibola-Trigo

 

8/1/15

9/30/15

100

100

64

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

AZ State Office

CA

Outside Chemehuevi

 

8/12/15

9/30/15

120

120

120

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

CA State Office

NV

McGee Mountain

 

8/17/15

9/30/15

125

120

122

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

NV State Office

ID

Sands Basin (fire emergency)

 

8/26/15

9/9/15

70

70

33

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

ID State Office

ID

Hardtrigger (fire emergency)

 

8/26/15

9/9/15

146

146

188

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

ID State Office

ID

Black Mountain (fire emergency)

 

8/26/15

9/9/15

70

50

62

4

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

ID State Office

OR

Kiger

 

8/31/15

9/4/15

130

79

151

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

OR State Office

NV

Wheeler Pass/Spring Mountain Territory

 

8/28/15

9/4/15

250

250

234

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

NV State Office

OR

Riddle Mountain

 

8/31/15

9/4/15

64

64

68

0

Helicopter

Horse

Complete

OR State Office

NV

Outside Bullfrog

 

9/8/15

9/11/15

40

40

43

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

NV State Office

CO

West Douglas Herd Area

 

9/14/15

9/25/15

167

167

157

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

CO State Office

 All

Private Property/Public Safety Removals

 

10/1/14

9/30/15

0

0

16

 0

Bait

Horse & Burro

 

 

 

 TOTAL

 

 

3,925

3,190

3,708

470

 

 

 

 

Tentative Fiscal Year 2016 Wild Horse and Burro Removal and Fertility Control Treatment Schedule

 Updated as of December 29, 2015

State

Herd Management Area (HMA)

Complex

Proposed Start Date

Proposed End Date

# Animals Planned to be Gathered

# Animals Planned to be Removed

# Animals Removed

# of Mares to be Treated with Fertility Control

Method of Gather

Species

Status

Reason

Office

AZ

Havasu

 

10/1/2015

10/15/2015

50

50

44

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

Private Property/Health and Human Safety

AZ State Office 

 AZ

 Outside Pirates Cove

 

 10/1/2015

10/15/2015 

40

40 

 8

0

Bait

Burro 

Complete

 Private Property/Health and Human Safety

 AZ State Office

 NV

Red Rocks (outside) 

 

4/1/2016 

6/30/2016 

40

40 

 0

0

Bait

Burro 

Planned 

Private Property/Health and Human Safety

 NV State Office

NV

Johnnie (outside)

 

4/1/2016

6/30/2016

40

40

0

0

Bait

Burro

Planned

 Private Property/Health and Human Safety

NV State Office

NV

Triple B

 

10/3/2015

11/15/2015

100

100

53

0

Bait

Horse

Complete

Emergency

NV State Office

CO

Sand Wash Basin

 

10/1/2015

9/30/2016

0

0

0

125

Bait

Horse

In Progress 

Fertility Control

CO State Office

NV

Antelope (Water Canyon area)

 

10/26/2015

12/12/2015

55

40

53

12

Bait

Horse

Complete

Population Management and Fertility Control

NV State Office

ID

Sands Basin

 

10/15/2015

12/31/2015

35

35

13

0

Bait

Horse

In Progress

Emergency

ID State Office

OR

Beaty Butte

 

11/3/2015

11/25/2015

1,450

1,400

1,070

25

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

Population Management/Sage Brush Focal Area

OR State Office

AZ

Black Mountain

 

12/10/2015

12/10/2015

8

8

9

0

Bait

Burro

Complete

Private Property/Health and Human Safety

AZ State Office

WY

McCullough Peaks

 

1/1/2016

9/30/2016

0

0

0

52*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

WY State Office

UT

Sinbad

 

1/7/2016

1/28/2016

200

154

0

0

Bait & Helicopter

Burro

Planned

Research

UT State Office

CA

Centennial

 

1/15/2016

1/18/2016

200

0

0

100

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

CA State Office

CA

Centennial

 

1/15/2016

1/18/2016

50

50

0

0

Helicopter

Burro

Planned

Population Management

CA State Office

CO

Spring Creek Basin

 

2/1/2016

5/30/2016

0

0

0

22*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

CO State Office

ID

Challis

 

2/1/2016

9/30/2016

0

0

0

35*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

ID State Office

UT

Conger

 

7/1/2016

7/10/2016

150

97

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

Research

UT State Office

UT

Frisco

 

7/16/2016

7/25/2016

150

85

0

0

Helicopter

Horse

Planned

Research

UT State Office

CO

Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range

 

3/1/2016

7/30/2016

0

0

0

20*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

CO State Office

UT

Onaqui

 

3/1/2016

5/31/2016

0

0

0

40*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

UT State Office

MT

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

 

8/1/2016

 9/30/2016

0

0

0

65*

No Removal

Horse

Planned

Fertility Control

MT State Office

 

Private Property/Public Safety Removals

 

10/1/2015

9/30/2016

0

0

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TOTAL

 

 

2,568

 2,139

 1,253

 496

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

 


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