Cody Field Office

Statewide HMA Map
McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area

Genetic Analysis of the McCullough Peaks 
Wild Horses
Wild horse photo by Susan Hahn.
Wild horse photo by Susan Hahn.
The McCullough Peaks HMA is located 12 to 27 miles east of Cody (70 miles east of Yellowstone Park) and encompasses 109,814 acres of land, including the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area. The climate is typical of a cold desert with annual precipitation averaging five to nine inches. Stock reservoirs and intermittent streams fed by winter snows and spring runoff provide adequate water for the HMA. Topography is highly variable, ranging from mostly flat to slightly rolling foothills carved by drainages, to colorful badlands and desert mountains featuring steep slopes, cliffs and canyons.

 A diversity of coat colors (bay, brown, black, sorrel, chestnut, white, buckskin, gray, palomino, and blue, red and strawberry roans) and patterns such as piebald and skewbald are found in the McCullough Peaks wild horses. The animals tend to be moderate- to large-sized and habitat conditions are such that the horses are in very good condition. The combination of size, conformation, coat colors and patterns, and excellent physical condition have become a draw for potential adopters and a matter of reputation for "McCullough Peaks" horses.

The management objective for the HMA is to maintain a population of 100 wild horses; as of January, 2008, the population is 167 animals.

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Cody Field Office
1002 Blackburn Street
Cody, WY 82414
Phone: 307-578-5900