Bureau of Land Management concludes nuisance wild burro gather near Pahrump

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management concluded a wild burro bait and water gather northwest of the town Pahrump on December, 28, 2017. The BLM gathered 117 wild burros. 

The gather took place on private land near the Johnnie Herd Management Area in response to concerns of public safety.  The burros were crossing Nevada State Route 160 and travelling into the northwest portion of Pahrump, where they had entered private properties and caused damage to fencing, water lines, and vegetation. Several burros had also been hit by vehicles along the highway.

The wild burros gathered were transported to the Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals in Ridgecrest, Calif., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program.

For information on how to adopt a wild burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb.

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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Bureau of Land Management


Southern Nevada District Office


Tabby Romero
John Asselin