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State Herd Area: Three Fingers (OR)
THREE FINGERS HERD MANAGEMENT AREA

LOCATION: The herd area lies east of the Owyhee Reservoir and west of Succor Creek in the Vale BLM district.

ACREAGE: Approximately 70,000 acres

ELEVATION/LANDMARKS: Three Fingers Rock stands prominently near the center of the HMA. Elevation ranges from 2,500 to 6,000 feet.

TOPOGRAPHY/VEGETATION: Topography varies from towering, colorful geologic formations to steep slopes and cliffs, to gently rolling hills. The unique soils of the area support five globally rare plant species. Most of the area is composed of sagebrush steppe vegetation, with representations of salt desert shrub types.

WILD LIFE: California bighorn sheep, pronghorns, mule deer, bobcats, cougar, raptors of all kinds and various reptiles.

HERD SIZE: Appropriate Management Level range, 75 to 150 head.

HORSE COLORS: Pinto, buckskin, dun, bay, black, sorrel, roan, grey.

SIZE OF HORSES: 950 to 1250 lbs., 14 to 16 hands

GENERAL INFORMATION/HISTORY: Horses in the herd trace their ancestry primarily to horses abandoned by homesteaders and horses escaped from ranches. There are probably some descendants of Army remount horses represented.
 
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