BLM Concludes Boone Spring Emergency Horse Gather

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) concluded a wild horse emergency gather on the Antelope Valley Herd Management Area (HMA) located on private land near Bonne Springs, approximately 40 miles southwest of Wendover, NV on June 7.

The BLM gathered 96 wild horses (46 studs, 35 mares, 15 foals) and removed 94 (45 studs, 34 mares, 15 foals) wild horses that were transported to Indian Lakes Off-Range Corral, Fallon, NV. One stud was released back onto the range. One 13-year-old mare died at the gather location.

The Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the Antelope Valley Herd Management Area where the Boone Spring area is located,  is 155-259 adult wild horses. As of March 1, 2017, the BLM estimated the population at 1,320 wild horses (not including foals born this year).

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The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Elko District Office


Greg Deimel