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SODA FIRE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

BLM IDAHO GATHERS AND REMOVALS

BLM Idaho manages six wild horse herd management areas on approximately 418 thousand acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 617 animals. BLM estimates the population on the range to be about 762 (as of July 2019).  

Since 1971, the BLM has removed approximately 3,600 animals from public rangelands in Idaho as part of its efforts to maintain healthy horses and burros on healthy public rangelands. Animals removed from public rangelands are offered to the public for adoption; unadopted animals are cared for on open pastures for the rest of their lives. Below, find on-going and recently completed gathers, organized by HMA.

Black Mountain

Challis

Four Mile

BLM authorizes burro gather in Inyo and San Bernardino counties - April 2021

The daily gather schedule is flexible and may change based on the weather and other factors. The BLM will escort registered members of the public to gather observation sites located on public lands. Please RSVP with your contact information no later than Thursday, May 27 by emailing mvanderlinden@blm.gov if you wish to attend one of the gather days. Those wishing to view the gather must provide their own transportation; four-wheel drive is strongly recommended. Members of the public are asked to observe current CDC COVID-19 protocols at the public viewing areas. Currently, gather activities scheduled for Wednesday, June 2 will take place at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, so public viewing will not be available that day.   

Hard Trigger

Sand Basin

Saylor Creek