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2015 Pirate Cove Wild Burro Gather

Gather Suspended

Purpose of Gather:Wild Horse and Burro Logo

The gather was requested by private landowners and businesses in the area and the National Park Service due to wild burros creating hazardous situations along public highways and damaging private property. 

Details of Gather:

This was a bait-trap gather. The goal was to remove up to 40 wild burros.  Due to the sensitive nature of the bait-trap gather method, no public observation was offered so as not to disturb gather operations. 

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Adoption Information

Wild burros removed from the area were transported to the Wild Horse and Burro Facility in Axtell, Utah, to be prepared for the BLM Wild Burro Adoption Program. 

For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, call 866-468-7826 or email


Cumulative Totals

Animals Gathered

Animals Returned to Home Range

Animal Deaths

*Includes non-gather related deaths. See details in "Gather Reports"