2023 Beaty Butte Wild Horse Gather


Purpose of Gather:

The Beaty Butte HMA has an Appropriate Management Level of 100 to 250 wild horses. The current population of the Beaty Butte HMA is approximately 463 wild horses. 

Details of Gather:

The gather will be conducted using the bait and water trap method; no helicopters will be used. The BLM plans to gather approximately 50 horses, with 25 permanently removed.

Public Observation:

Because of the nature of the bait and water gather method, wild horses are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity. However, during their regular open hours, the public may view horses removed from the range at the Oregon’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines.

Adoption Information:

All horses identified for removal will be transported to the Oregon’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, where a veterinarian will check them. Then 25 will be taken to the Beaty Butte Training Facility for training and adoption.


The Beaty Butte HMA encompasses nearly 437,120 acres of federal, state and privately owned land. 

Daily Gather Reports

March 1 - 27, 2023 - Gather delayed due to weather conditions.

Animals gathered: 0

Animals shipped: 0