BLM Concludes the Antelope Valley HMA Emergency Wild Horse Gather

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office has concluded the Antelope Valley Herd Management Area (HMA) Emergency Wild Horse Gather.  The BLM gathered and removed 265 excess wild horses from public land in the Antelope Valley HMA in eastern Nevada.

The BLM transported wild horses removed from the range to the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nev. to be readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program.  Un-adopted wild horses will be placed in long-term pastures where they will be humanely cared for and retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

The Antelope Valley HMA Wild Horse Gather began on July 23, and concluded on July 31. 

Additional gather information is available on the BLM website at

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s 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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Greg Deimel