BLM concludes Muddy Creek wild horse gather in Emery County

PRICE, Utah— The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office has concluded the gather and removal of excess wild horses from areas in and around the Muddy Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) in Emery County, Utah.

The BLM gathered and removed a total of 153 wild horses from the range due to continued drought conditions and overpopulation on the HMA. The Muddy Creek HMA is located approximately 20 miles south of Ferron, in the San Rafael Swell. It consists of approximately 283,400 acres of public and state lands.

Animals removed from the range were transported to the Delta Wild Horse Facility in Delta, Utah, and will be made available for adoption through the BLM Wild Horse and Burro adoption and sale program. Those not placed into private care will be cared for on off-range pastures, where they retain their protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

Gather information is posted at: To learn more about how to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro, visit the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro website at: or call (866) 468-7826.

For more information, contact Lisa Reid, Public Affairs Specialist, at (435) 743-3128 or Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for Lisa Reid. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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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