Wild burros within a bait trap.

Gathers and Fertility Control Operations

The BLM gathers and removes wild horses and burros from public lands to protect the health of the animals and health of our nation’s public rangelands.  In some locations, the BLM also uses birth control to slow the growth of wild horse herds.  Absent management and natural predators, wild horse herds can double in just 4-5 years and quickly outgrow the ability of the land to support them.

Tentative Schedule of Completed and Planned FY23 Gathers and Fertility Control Treatments

All information is tentative and subject to change. For the most current information, contact the BLM

Find past annual management actions and other program data, including appropriate management levels and estimated herd populations.

    Find Gathers by State

    Browse our state pages for information about current and past wild horse and burro gathers and removals.