ARIZONA HMA

BLM Arizona manages 8 wild horse and burro herd management areas on approximately 2.3 million acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 1,676. 

Since 1971, the BLM has removed approximately 11,000 animals from public rangelands in Arizona.

CLAIM: Animals removed from public rangelands are offered to the public for adoption; un-adopted animals are cared for on open pastures for the rest of their lives. 










ARIZONA HMA’S – INFO & REMOVALS

Appropriate Management Level (AML) of horses and burros per Herd Management Area (HMA)

Animal Management Unit (EST AMU) = Current individual population estimates on entire HMA,

HINT: How to read EST AMU:    ( ? = yes, needs actual animal #’s / 0 = none / blank = unknown)

             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #   cattle   #   sheep

ALAMO HMA

  • 341,000   acres
  • AML:  128-160              
  • EST AMU             # 0  horses    # 550 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

BIG SANDY HMA

  • 244,000 acres
  • AML:111-139  
  • EST AMU:             # 0  horses    # 1,000  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
  • LAKE HAVASU FIELD OFFICE

Notes: Prior to removal: The area parallels the Big Sandy river and Burro Creek. The current wild burro population is estimated at approximately 2,000 wild burros based on a 2012 population estimate. The Big Sandy HMA is adjacent to the Alamo HMA with no barriers separating the HMA’s and burros can travel back and forth between the two HMAs freely. This ability to cross over between HMAs allows for the HMA population to fluctuate.  


2020 Outside Big Sandy HMA Nuisance Gather

Original herd size  ? / 375 removed / 0 returned / 3 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather: Aug 20, 2020 

Contractor:  Uhalde Livestock LLC               Contract price: $ ?      

Gather Method:   Bait

Plan Gathered : 350

Animals Gathered : 375

Facility Destination:  Florence facility         Max capacity: 1000     Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan:  

Notes:

1 Jack was euthanized due to age and poor condition.

1 Orphaned burro. 2-3 weeks old. Male. Poor health, weak state. Was going to be adopted out locally, however, did not make it (not euthanized. natural death)

Facility Destination(? assuming)  Florence Wild Horse and Burro Training and Off-Range Corral

  • 48 burros transported (47 burros transported to Florence, Arizona. One burro transported to Kingman for direct adoption.)
  • 58 burros transported to Florence, Arizona (35 males, 21 females, 2 foals)
  • 56 burros transported to Florence, Arizona (41 males, 15 females and colts)
  • 60 burros transported to Florence, Arizona
  • 61 total transported to Florence, Arizona (28 males, 23 females, 10 foals)
  • 89 total transported to Florence, Arizona (33 males, 42 females, 14 foals)

2019 Big Sandy Herd HMA Nuisance Gather  

Original herd size  ? / 50 removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   July 17, 2019

Contractor:  Cattoor                                 Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  Bait

Plan Gathered: 50

Animals Gathered: 37

Facility Destination:  Florence facility          Max capacity: 1000     Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather:  NO

Plan: remove 50 nuisance burros from private land within the Big Sandy HMA between the months of June 2019 and August 2019 by drawing the burros into a fenced area. 

No burros will be treated with fertility control.

Notes:

BIG SANDY REMOVAL LIST

BLACK MOUNTAIN HMA

  • 1.1 million acres
  • AML:382-478                    
  • EST AMU:             #  0 horses    # ? burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
  • LAKE HAVASU FIELD OFFICE

2021 Black Mountain HMA Burro Gather

Original herd size  ? / 306 removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   July 23, 2021

Contractor:      In house                             Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  Bait

Plan Gathered:  500

Animals Gathered: 306

Facility Destination:  Florence facility       Max capacity: 1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan:  Remove overpopulation and outside of HMA.

Notes:

  • March 19: Shipped 45 burros to Florence.
  • June 11: Shipped 55 burros to Florence.
  • June 18: Shipped 53 burros to Florence.
  • July 2: Shipped 56 burros to Florence.
  • ​​​​​​​July 23: Shipped 97 burros to Florence

2020 Black Mountain HMA Burro Gather

Original herd size  ? / 503 removed / 0 returned / 3 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   Sep 23-Nov 21, 2020

Contractor:    In house                              Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:   Bait

Plan Gathered:  500

Animals Gathered: 503

Facility Destination:  Florence facility    Max capacity:  1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather:

Plan:   remove overpopulation and outside of HMA. No public viewing

Notes:  

Total Deaths Cumulative (#): 3

Acute (#): 1

Chronic/Pre-existing (#): 2 

List animal’s age, color, gender and cause(s) of death:

  • September 28: 1 male burro was found deceased in the holding corrals—Approximately 11 year old, grey, unknown reason of death.
  • October 23: 1 four-year-old grey female was euthanized. Jenny had a significant injury to neck area consistent with a fracture, unsure if the injury was gather related. Jenny had a foal, which was adopted out locally.  
  • November 11: 6-year-old grey female ran into panels
  • October 8: shipped 56 females and foals to Florence
  • October 9: shipped 56 males to Florence
  • October 20: shipped 56 burros (45 males, 9 females, 2 foals) to Florence
  • October 21: shipped 85 burros (10 males, 54 females, 21 foals) to Florence
  • October 30: shipped 56 burros (38 males, 13 females, 5 foals) to Florence
  • November 5: shipped 52 burros (40 females, 12 foals) to Florence
  • November 6: shipped 50 burros (48 males, 2 females) to Florence
  • November 20: shipped 62 burros (19 males, 28 females, 15 foals)

2019 Bullhead City Burro Gather

Original herd size  0 / 0 removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather: on or about Nov 21, 2019

Contractor:       ? In house                      Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  Bait

Plan Gathered:  50

Animals Gathered: 49

Facility Destination:  Florence facility    Max capacity:  1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan:  Remove nuisance wild burros from locations close to U.S. 95, in the town of Bullhead City, Ariz. The gather is needed to alleviate public safety risks and address nuisance concerns consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

Notes: Page details didn’t match amounts / no gather report / below is all the page said

11/13    5 burros (1 female 4 males)
11/14     no burros
11/15     no burros

2019 Black Mountain HMA Nuisance Burro Gather

Original herd size  ? / 110 removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 1 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   Jun 7-16, 2019 – Aug

Contractor:            ?                      Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  

Plan Gathered:  350

Animals Gathered: 110 according to gather report

Facility Destination:  Florence facility    Max capacity:  1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan:   emergency gather of wild burros to respond to increasing public safety concerns. 350 nuisance burros from private and NPS lands within the Black Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) between the months of June and August 2019 by drawing the burros into a fenced area. A contractor and BLM staff will set temporary corrals. For the purpose of this gather no burros will be treated with fertility control.

Notes: Gather report and numbers don’t add up

2017 ZonaStat-H PZP fertility Management Pilot Project

Original herd size  0 / 472 gathered / ? returned / 1 ? deaths / ?  fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:     Aug 8- October 03, 2017 / March 9, 2017 completed

Contractor:      In house                            Project price: $ ?

Gather Method:  Bait

Plan Gathered:   160

Animals Gathered: 472

Facility Destination:  Kingman Facility      Max capacity:               Facility Public:

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan:  Burros will not be removed from the HMA (records show otherwise, see notes below).
Male and non-study female burros will be released from the trap sites. Study eligible females will be marked/treated and released back into the HMA near the original gather location.

The BLM Washington Office and BLM Arizona are engaged in a cooperative pilot project with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to test the feasibility of applying a porcine zona pellucida (PZP) contraceptive vaccine to female wild burros in the vicinity of the Black Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA). The planned activities of this project are identified in the final environmental assessment, “ZonaStat H PZP Fertility Management Pilot Project for Wild Female Burros, DOI-BLM-AZ-C0I0-2016-0004“. BLM assistance agreement L16AC00008 establishes that BLM staff and HSUS staff/assistants will work together during this project.

Notes: (Gather report- 2017 ZONASTAT- is 61 pages, and needs extra time to break down the #’s.) In 2015, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) proposed a four-year fertility management pilot project for 165 female wild burros in the Black Mountain HMA. The purpose of the project is to provide scientific information regarding the use of ZonaStat- H PZP for population management in wild burros.

The Kingman Field Office responded to the request of the HSUS to study the logistical feasibility and the effectiveness of using ZonaStat-H PZP, with booster doses delivered via darting, as a fertility management tool for wild free-roaming burros in the Black Mountain HMA. This project is to test a fertility control method that could be used to help BLM comply with both the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971(PL 92- 195), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976), as amended.

On March 9, 2017, the Fertility Management Pilot Project for Wild Female Burros Environmental Assessment, DOI-BLM-AZ-C010-2016-0004 was completed.

Notes:  Gather report is extensive in length, and not added here

Death: 6 month old male colt, sustained possible injury to spine. project vet recommended euthanasia. 

2017 Black Mountain HMA Nuisance Burro Gather (Private Land)

Original herd size  1725 / ? removed / 0 returned / ? deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   Nov 8, 2017

Contractor:       Federal                           Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  bait

Plan Gathered:  125

Animals Gathered: ?

Facility Destination:  Florence facility    Max capacity:  1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather:  NO

Plan:  Removal of nuisance wild burros from private land.

The BLM will begin removing approximately 125 nuisance burros from Private land beginning September 27, 2017. The gather will be a bait and water trap gather conducted by Federal gather contractor

AML is 478 burros and the current population is approximately 1725 burros base on 2014 population estimate

Notes: No gather report listed. What happened to these animals and how many did they remove?

BLACK MOUNTAIN REMOVAL LIST

 In the news: August 4, 2020 https://www.blm.gov/press-release/bureau-land-management-issues-decision-approving-black-mountain-herd-management-area  plan to remove 1000 burros

CERBAT MOUNTAINS HMA

  • 83,000 acres
  • AML:72-90                    
  • EST AMU:             # ?  horses    # 0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
  • KINGMAN FIELD OFFICE

               Claim: populations stable due to mountain lions

CIBOLA-TRIGO HMA

  • 179,000  acres
  • AML: 165 burros and 150 horses                    
  • EST AMU:    # 120 horses    # ? burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
  • YUMA FIELD OFFICE

2021 Outside Cibola-Trigo HMA Nuisance Gather—Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Original herd size ? / 230 removed / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   July 13, 2021

Contractor:  Cattoor Livestock Roundup            Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  Bait/water

Plan Gathered:  200

Animals Gathered: 230

Facility Destination:  Florence facility    Max capacity:  1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather:  NO

Plan:  remove 200 nuisance burros that are damaging wildlife refuge and private property and creating a public safety hazard for motorists along roadways

Notes:

Death: Undetermined age, male, light grey. Pre-existing leg issues. Predominant front right leg. Extreme bowing towards left front leg. Other legs showed same issues. Could put light weight, however, leg would bend unnaturally. Body score of 2.

July 8: Shipped 66 burros to Florence.
July 9: Shipped 66 burros to Florence.
July 13: Shipped 61 burros to Florence.
July 15: Shipped 36 burros to Florence.

2020 Outside Cibola-Trigo HMA Nuisance Gather—Imperial and Cibola National Wildlife Refuges

Original herd size  ? / 305 removed / 5 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   September 11-30, 2020

Contractor:  Cattoor Livestock LLC              Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:   Bait/water

Plan Gathered:  300

Animals Gathered: 305

Facility Destination:  Florence facility    Max capacity:  1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan:   remove nuisance burros that are damaging wildlife refuge and private property and creating a public safety hazard for motorists along roadways.  plans to remove 150 nuisance burros from the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge and 150 nuisance burros from the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge including adjacent private land outside the Cibola

Notes:  

Death: List animal’s age, color, gender and cause(s) of death: September 23: 1 female ran in to the panels at the trap site and fractured neck.  

Facility Destination: shipped to Florence

  • 56 burros on September 16
  • 96 burros on September 17
  • 28 burros on September 24
  • 61 burros on September 29
  • 58 burros on September 30  

2020 Outside Cibola-Trigo HMA Nuisance Gather—Yuma Proving Grounds

Original herd size  ? / 37 horses, 30 burros removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   April 16-Jul 30, 2020

Contractor:    Sampson  (april) / In house  (july 30)                          Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  

Plan Gathered:  40 horses, 35 burros

Animals Gathered:   37 horses, 30 burros

Facility Destination:  Florence facility    Max capacity:  1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather:  NO

Plan: remove nuisance 40 horses and 35 burros that are damaging private property and creating a public safety hazard for motorists along roadways from private and YPG land 

Notes:

Notable Incidents (e.g. separated foals): 1 male foal about a month old was an orphan foal when gathered. Burro was adopted out locally.

  • Contractor is not going to continue to catch remaining animals. In-house crew will attempt to gather remaining horses and burros later this summer. Gather reports will resume when gather operations resume.

July 30:
(In-house crew)
0 burros
12 horses (3 males, 9 females)
 

  • April 20, 2020 12 stud horses to Florence
  • April 22, 2020 2 stud horses, 4 mares, 1 foal, and 2 burros to Florence 
  • May 6, 2020  21 burros shipped to Florence (15 males, 3 females, 3 foals)
  • May 13, 2020 5 horses (2 mares 2 studs 1 colt), 6 burros (2 females, 3 jacks 1 foal
  • July 30, 2020 12 horses  3 males 9 females 

CIBOLA-TRIGO REMOVAL LIST

HAVASU HMA

  • 450,790 acres
  • AML:133-166                   
  • EST AMU:             #  0 horses    # 178 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
  • LAKE HAVASU FIELD OFFICE

       Claim: 178 animals, with about half living within the Arizona portion of the HMA


2020 Planet Ranch Nuisance Wild Burro Gather2018 Havasu Emergency Gather

Original herd size  ? / 138 removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:  

Contractor:   Cattoor                   Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  bait

Plan Gathered:  120

Animals Gathered:  138

Facility Destination:  Florence facility    Max capacity:  1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather:  NO

Plan:  120 nuisance burros from private land within the Havasu Herd Management Area (HMA)

Notes:  INCONSISTENCIES NOTED on gather report: 138 gathered and only 50 shipped / mentions no death but below states death

Planned Gathered (#): 120 (15% overage 138 total)

Planned Removed (#): 120 (15% overage 138 total)

Planned Mares Treated (#): 0

Current as of: June 1, 2020

Animals Gathered

May 30: 30 burros

May 31: 65 burros

June 1: 26 burros

June 2: 17 burros

Total Animals Gathered: 138 Gather complete.

Total Animals Released: 0

Total Deaths Cumulative (#): 0

  Acute (#): 0

  Chronic/Pre-existing (#): 0

List animal’s age, color, gender and cause(s) of death:  19-year-old black mare, ran in to a panel.

Facility Destination: Florence June 2, 2020  50 burros shipped to Florence (46 females, 4 males)

Total Released Cumulative (#): 0

2018 Havasu Emergency Gather

Original herd size  ? / 53 removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:    Nov 8-20, 2018

Contractor:     In House                             Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  bait

Plan Gathered:  50

Animals Gathered: 53

Facility Destination:  Florence facility    Max capacity:  1000       Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: One near Crystal Beach was in the public view, near houses. The other gather area is north of Lake Havasu and in a remote location in the desert.

Plan: emergency gather of 50 wild burros, beginning Nov. 7, to respond to increasing public safety concerns along State Route 95

Notes:

HAVASU REMOVAL LIST

  LAKE PLEASANT HMA

  • 103,000 acres
  • AML:166-208
  • EST AMU:             # 0  horses    # ? burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
  • HASSAYAMPA FIELD OFFICE

2021 Outside Lake Pleasant HMA Nuisance Burro Gather

Original herd size  ? / 26 removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   July 8, 2021

Contractor:     In House                             Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  bait

Plan Gathered:   12-15 

Animals Gathered:   26

Facility Destination:  Florence facility         Max capacity: 1000     Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan:  emergency gather of 12-15 wild burros

Notes:

2018 Ben Avery Range Emergency Gather

Original herd size  0 / ? removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   Dec 27, 2018

Contractor:    In House                              Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  bait

Plan Gathered:  20

Animals Gathered:  ?20+

Facility Destination:  Florence facility         Max capacity: 1000     Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather:

Plan:  remove 20 burros in response to increasing public safety concerns at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Notes:  No gather report listed. As common with BLM, they usually take more they planned so likely this is more than 20

2017 Lake Pleasant HMA Burro Study Burro Gather

Original herd size  ? / 72+ 68+65 + 61  removed / 65+65+65+59  returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / ? collared

Date of gather:   May 5, 2017 & May 4, 2017 & April 16, 2017 & April 14, 2017

Contractor:    in house                              Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  bait

Plan Gathered:  100

Animals Gathered:  72 + 68 + 65

Facility Destination:    ?                          Max capacity:                  Facility Public:

Public viewing for gather: None

Plan: BLM Phoenix District/Hassayampa Field Office began bait trapping burros in January 2017 to support research aimed at improving Lake Pleasant herd management.  Bait trapping will continue until 100 wild burros are freeze marked and 55 jennies (female burros) are radio collared.  Freeze marking allows identification of study burros from a safe distance in the field while radio collars provide movement information remotely.  All marked and collared burros will be returned to the areas from which they were gathered.

Notes:  12 burros not accounted for and no mention of shipping to facility, or release, NO veterinary report  


Date:  May 5, 2017

State:  Arizona

District/Field Office:   Phoenix District/ Hassayampa Field Office

Gather Name:   Lake Pleasant USGS/AZGF Burro Research Gather

Contractor:  n/a In House

Gather Method:  Bait trap

Planned Gathered (#): 100

Planned Removed (#):  0

Animals Gathered Today (#):  4 (3 Jennies, 1 Foal)

  Drive Trapped (#): 0

  Roped (#):  0

Animals Gathered Cumulative Total (#):  72 (21 jacks, 34 jennies, 17 foals)

  Drive Trapped Cumulative Total (#):  0

  Roped Cumulative Total (#):  0

Henneke Body Condition Score of Animals Gathered Today:  5

Total Deaths Today (#):  0

  Acute (#):  0

  Chronic/Pre-existing (#):   0

Total Deaths Cumulative (#):  

  Acute (#):  0

  Chronic/Pre-existing (#):  

List animal’s age, color, gender and cause(s) of death:  n/a

Facility Destination:  Temporary satellite prep site

Total Shipped Today:  0

Total Shipped Cumulative: 0 

Total Released Today (#):  0 

Total Released Cumulative (#):  65

Total Mares Treated (w/PZP-22) Today (#):  0 

Total Mares Treated Cumulative (#):  0

Number of Public/Media/Observer (include names):  none 

Security-Related Issues and BLM Response:  none

Notable Incidents (e.g. hotshot use, separated foals, etc.):  none


Date:  May 4, 2017

State:  Arizona

District/Field Office:   Phoenix District/ Hassayampa Field Office

Gather Name:   Lake Pleasant USGS/AZGF Burro Research Gather

Contractor:  n/a; In House

Gather Method:  Bait trap

Planned Gathered (#): 100

Planned Removed (#):  0

Animals Gathered Today (#):  3 Jennies

  Drive Trapped (#): 0

  Roped (#):  0

Animals Gathered Cumulative Total (#):  68 (21 jacks, 31 jennies, 16 foals)

  Drive Trapped Cumulative Total (#):  0

  Roped Cumulative Total (#):  0

Henneke Body Condition Score of Animals Gathered Today:  5

Total Deaths Today (#):  0

  Acute (#):  0

  Chronic/Pre-existing (#):   0

Total Deaths Cumulative (#):  

  Acute (#):  0

  Chronic/Pre-existing (#):  

List animal’s age, color, gender and cause(s) of death:  n/a

Facility Destination:  Temporary satellite prep site

Total Shipped Today:  0

Total Shipped Cumulative: 0 

Total Released Today (#):  0 

Total Released Cumulative (#):  65

Total Mares Treated (w/PZP-22) Today (#):  0 

Total Mares Treated Cumulative (#):  0

Number of Public/Media/Observer (include names):  none 

Security-Related Issues and BLM Response:  none

Notable Incidents (e.g. hotshot use, separated foals, etc.):  none


Date:  April 16, 2017

State:  Arizona

District/Field Office:   Phoenix District/ Hassayampa Field Office

Gather Name:   Lake Pleasant USGS/AZGF Burro Research Gather

Contractor:  n/a (In House)

Gather Method:  Bait trap

Planned Gathered (#): 100

Planned Removed (#):  0

Animals Gathered Today (#):  4 (1 Jack, 3 Jennies)

  Drive Trapped (#): 0

  Roped (#):  0

Animals Gathered Cumulative Total (#):  65 (21 jacks, 28 jennies, 16 foals)

  Drive Trapped Cumulative Total (#):  0

  Roped Cumulative Total (#):  0

Henneke Body Condition Score of Animals Gathered Today:  5

Total Deaths Today (#):  0

  Acute (#):  0

  Chronic/Pre-existing (#):   0

Total Deaths Cumulative (#):  

  Acute (#):  0

  Chronic/Pre-existing (#):  

List animal’s age, color, gender and cause(s) of death:  n/a

Facility Destination:  n/a

6 burros were marked and released to the areas where they were gathered

            Total Jennies Collared today:  4

            Total Jennies Collared Cumulative:  19

Total Released Today (#):  6 

Total Released Cumulative (#):  65

Number of Public/Media/Observer (include names):  none 

Security-Related Issues and BLM Response:  none

Notable Incidents (e.g. hotshot use, separated foals, etc.):  none


Date:  April 14, 2017

State:  Arizona

District/Field Office:   Phoenix District/ Hassayampa Field Office

Gather Name:   Lake Pleasant USGS/AZGF Burro Research Gather

Contractor:  n/a In House

Gather Method:  Bait trap

Planned Gathered (#): 100

Planned Removed (#):  0

Animals Gathered Today (#):  2 (1 Jack, 1 Jenny)

  Drive Trapped (#): 0

  Roped (#):  0

Animals Gathered Cumulative Total (#):  61 (20 jacks, 25 jennies, 16 foals)

  Drive Trapped Cumulative Total (#):  0

  Roped Cumulative Total (#):  0

Henneke Body Condition Score of Animals Gathered Today:  5

Total Deaths Today (#):  0

  Acute (#):  0

  Chronic/Pre-existing (#):   0

Total Deaths Cumulative (#):  

  Acute (#):  0

  Chronic/Pre-existing (#):  

List animal’s age, color, gender and cause(s) of death:  n/a

Facility Destination:  Temporary on site holding

Total Shipped Today:  0

Total Shipped Cumulative:  

Total Released Today (#):  0 

Total Released Cumulative (#):  59

Number of Public/Media/Observer (include names):  none 

Security-Related Issues and BLM Response:  none

Notable Incidents (e.g. hotshot use, separated foals, etc.):  none

2017 Lake Pleasant HMA Morristown Burro Gather

Original herd size ? / ? removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:    Progress as of October 27, 2017

Contractor:    In house                              Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  bait

Plan Gathered:  50

Animals Gathered:  ?

Facility Destination:  Florence facility         Max capacity: 1000     Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan: Removal of nuisance burros posing a high level of risk to private residence and motorists. approximately 50 nuisance burros from private land beginning September 19, 2017. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has received wild burro removal requests from Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), Peoria Police Department (PPD), Phoenix Police Department (PHPD), Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department (MCSO), and private land owners for human health and safety along major roadways including HWY 74 and North Castle Hot Springs Road. Wild burros pose a significant hazard to passing motorists with 12 traffic incidences recorded along HWY 74 since 2013. The burros have also been utilizing forage and water allocated for livestock use on private lands west of the LPHMA contributing to the disturbance of livestock operations in the area.

Notes:  No gather report, No record of # burros gathered

2017 Lake Pleasant HMA Dove Valley Burro Gather

Original herd size  ? / 0 removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   Progress as of October 27, 2017

Contractor:       In house                           Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  bait

Plan Gathered:  25

Animals Gathered:

Facility Destination:  Florence facility         Max capacity: 1000     Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan: Removal of nuisance burros posing a high level of risk to private residence and motorists. BLM will be removing approximately 25 nuisance burros from private land beginning November 1st, 2017

Notes:  No gather report, No record of # burros gathered

LAKE PLEASANT REMOVAL LIST

TASSE-GOLD BUTTE

  • 101,816 acres of remote and rugged Mojave Desert landscape.
  • AML:  0 – set at zero for both the BLM and NPS portions of the HMA            
  • EST AMU:   0          #   horses    # 0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
  • ARIZONA STRIP DISTRICT OFFICE


2019 Seven Springs Ranch Wild Burro Gather

Original herd size  0 / 40 removed / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

Date of gather:   Aug 5- Sep 30, 2019

Contractor:     yes / ?                             Contract price: $ ?

Gather Method:  bait

Plan Gathered:  all

Animals Gathered: 40

Facility Destination:  Florence facility         Max capacity: 1000     Facility Public: NO

Public viewing for gather: NO

Plan:  purpose of this gather is to remove 40 burros that are damaging private property and springs within the Tassi-Gold Butte HMA between August 5 and September 30, 2019

Notes:  No gather report, No record of # burros gathered

TASSE-GOLD BUTTE REMOVAL LIST

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This ARIZONA – HMA project will include gatherable information from a multitude of verified sources and combine it all together for a complete access point for wild horses of this state. It will show you FACTS and links to BLM, ROUNDUPS, MEDIA, ADVOCATES (on the ground), SANCTUARIES, NON PROFITS, YEARLY HISTORY, STATISTICS, RECORDS OF ABUSE, RESEARCH, POLITICS, CATTLE INDUSTRY, and any other important data for complete oversight in relation to the BLM’s activity related to the Herd Management Area’s of this nation’s wild horse herds.

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