BLM to Begin Reveille Wild Horse Gather

Tonopah, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to begin gathering up to 135 wild horses from the Reveille Herd Management Area (HMA) and surrounding Reveille Allotment, located about 50 miles east of Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada. 80 wild horses will be removed from the HMA and transported to a BLM adoption facility while approximately 55 horses will be released back to the HMA for a post-gather population of 93. Fertility control will be applied to all mares released back into the HMA.  The gather is tentatively scheduled to begin on January 29, 2017.  The start date will be finalized in the coming weeks and updated information will be available on the Reveille HMA Gather webpage here, http://bit.ly/2iBwq4O.

A Decision and Determination of NEPA adequacy has been posted and is available for review on the Reveille HMA Gather webpage.

The public is welcome to attend the gather.  For additional gather information, including what you need to know before attending the gather, visitation protocols and ground rules, go to http://bit.ly/2iBwq4O and look under the ‘Downloads’ section on the right hand side of the webpage. With gather operations being dependent on weather and having the potential to change with little or no notice, it is important that those interested in attending the gather call the hotline at (775)-861-6700 on the evening before they plan to attend. The hotline will provide information about the next day’s departure time, directions to the meeting place and updates on gather operations/progress.   

The wild horses removed from the range during this gather will be transported to a BLM Wild Horse and Burro Holding Facility where they will be vaccinated, dewormed, and inspected by a veterinarian.  Once the horses have their vaccination boosters they will be available for adoption to qualified applicants.

For more information, contact Kyle Hendrix, BLM Battle Mountain District public affairs specialist, at 775-635-4054 or khendrix@blm.gov.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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