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State Herd Area: Bitner (CA)
BITNER HERD MANAGEMENT AREA, CALIFORNIA LOCATION: The Bitner Herd Management Area lies in the northern Washoe County, NV approximately 40 miles east of Cedarville, CA. ACREAGE: 50,500 acres are managed for wild horses. ELEVATION: 5,600 feet to 6,900 feet TOPOGRAPHY/VEGATATION: The Bitner Table makes up two-thirds of the area and wraps around the Massacre Lakes Basin which is a large alkali lake bed. Vegetation consists primarily of big and low sage, with an understory of bluegrass, squirreltail, needlegrass, bluebunch wheatgrass and Idaho fescue. WILDLIFE: Wildlife consists of pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse. HERD SIZE: 15 to 25 head HORSE COLORS: Blacks and bays with some piebald SIZE OF HORSES: 14-16 hands and 900-1100 pounds HISTORY: The horses in this area likely originated from historic ranching operations.
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