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State Herd Area: Fox Hog HMA, California

In 1971, wild horses and burros were found roaming across 53.8 million acres of Herd Areas (HAs), of which 42.4 million acres were under the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) jurisdiction. Today the BLM manages wild horses and burros in subsets of these HAs, known as Herd Management Areas (HMAs) that comprise 31.6 million acres, of which 26.9 million acres are under BLM management.

The Fox Hog HMA is located approximately 45 miles southwest of Cedarville, CA in Washoe County, NV. 119,000 acres are managed for wild horses


ELEVATION: 5,300 feet to 8,000 feet


TOPOGRAPHY/VEGATATION:       Topography consists of rolling mountains with large plateaus. Vegetation consists of big and low sage with squirreltail, Idaho fescue and bluegrass in the understory.


WILDLIFE: Pronghorn, chukar and sage grouse are the major wildlife species. Bighorn sheep also occur at the north end of the HMA.


HERD SIZE:    120 to 220 head


HORSE COLORS:      Bay, Black and Brown


SIZE OF HORSES:     14-16 hands and 900-1200 pounds

HISTORY:       The area contains horses from a variety of breeds with some displaying draft horse characteristics. 


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