WILD HORSE AND BURRO GATHERS AND REMOVALS

Wild burros within a bait trap.

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.

Proposed and Ongoing Gathers and Fertility Control Treatments for Fiscal Year 2021

Last update: June 15, 2021

All dates and times are tentative. For the most current information, contact the BLM

Find past annual management actions and other program data by visiting the Program Data.

Find Gathers by State

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