BLM to Conduct Wild Horse Gather on the Reveille HMA Starting January 30, 2017
Tonopah, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will begin a wild horse helicopter gather of the Reveille herd management area (HMA) on Monday, January 30th. The Reveille HMA is located about 50 miles east of Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada, and is currently above the appropriate management level (AML) of 138 wild horses, established through the Final Multiple Use Decision in June 2001. To achieve AML, BLM will gather 140 to 160 wild horses, removing 80 and releasing between 60 to 80 wild horses back onto the range after fertility control treatment.
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/2iVnqFi 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 the Ridgecrest Reginal Wild Horse and Burro Corrals facility where they will be seen by a veterinarian and vaccinated, dewormed, and treated as necessary. Once the horses have their vaccination boosters they will be available for adoption to qualified applicants. If you would like more information on how to adopt a wild horse go to https://on.doi.gov/2fJoNHJ.
For more information about the Reveille Wild Horse Gather contact Kyle Hendrix, BLM Battle Mountain District public affairs specialist, at 775-635-4054 or email@example.com.
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.