NEVADA HMA

BLM Nevada manages 83 wild horse and burro herd management areas on approximately 15.6 million acres. The combined appropriate management level for all HMAs in the state is 12,811 animals.

Since 1971, the BLM has removed nearly 136,500 animals from public rangelands in Nevada as part of its efforts to maintain healthy horses and burros on healthy public rangelands.

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.  The reality of that claim – coming soon!

IN THE NEWS / REPORTS – Nevada

2004 NEVADA investigation into wild horse deaths due to ‘BLM claimed’ drought – AWHPC
Return To Freedom and Laura Moretti visit HMA’s to verify BLM claims.  “Only the HMAs (Herd Management Areas) that did not have cattle grazing on them were without water; those that had cattle had plenty of water. On all the cattle-free HMAs visited, water tanks and troughs were empty and had been for some time; pipes and pumps had been disconnected. Presumably, when cattle are removed from the HMAs, the water sources are disengaged and abandoned until the next cattle-grazing season. It is on those fenced-off HMAs that horse fatalities were found: seven animals were found dead within a couple of hundred feet of each other; another was found on the Ravenwood HMA trapped by a fence keeping him from a water source; the skeletons of six more were found close together on the Pilot Mountains HMA near dried and abandoned water troughs. Meanwhile, on the HMAs where cattle was left to graze, water sources were readily available.”  (tags Ravenwood HMA, Pilot Mountain HMA, deaths, wild horses,investigation, drought, blm)

Nov 4 21   Draft – Proposed Revisions Coalition for Healthy Nevada Lands, Wildlife &and Free-Roaming Horses  – State Of Nevada Board Of Wildlife Commissioners

  1. 3. The NBWC supports the intent of the Path Forward
    (https://www.energy.senate.gov/services/files/0869B02B-E9C5-4F0B-9AE8-9A8A1C85293E)
    developed and approved in April 2019 by humane, livestock, and range
    management interests, acknowledging that increasing population of FRHB requires
    immediate management actions. The NBWC supports the Path Forward’s three main
    precepts of targeted gathers and removals, increased adoptions, leased pastures,
    and use of fertility inhibitors based on efficacy. The NBWC believes that the 20-year
    time frame to reach AML as specified in the Path Forward will allow the continued
    degradation of wildlife habitat. The NBWC supports any opportunities for a FRHB
    gather program to achieve AML in a much shorter time frame
    .
  2. 4. The NBWC supports management actions based on scientific research: on FRHB,
    on use of public land resources and on development of best management practices. (as long as livestock reduction, or true usage and degradation is ignored and not incorporated into the project plan)
  3. 5. The NBWC supports collaboration of stakeholders and agency managers to develop
    best practices in managing FRHB within a thriving ecological balance with wildlife,
    plants, and pollinators.
    (WHBA notes: stakeholders included: livestock ranchers, mine and energy leasers)
  4. 6. The NBWC and NDOW shall provide letters of support for projects or plans proposed
    by BLM or other agencies managing FRHB
    that propose actions to achieve AML in
    agreement with objectives of this policy.
  5. 7. NDOW shall provide to NBWC, on an annual basis and in concert with the BLM and
    other agencies managing free-roaming horses and burros, a listing of those areas
    where FRHB are having the most significant impact on wildlife habitat. Prioritization
    is focused on those habitats critical for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Sage Grouse and
    other threatened or sensitive wildlife. Upon NBWC approval, the report will
    accompany a NBWC request to those agencies for the removal of excess horses
    and burros to AML on HMA lands and be totally removed from non HMA lands
    .
    (WHBA notes: no mention of removal of livestock at all)
  6. 8. The NBWC supports and recognizes the urgency of removal of FRHB outside HMA’s
    and reduction of horses within HMA’s
    to their Appropriate Management Level to
    provide critical resources to wildlife in maintaining a “thriving natural ecological
    balance”.
  7. 9. Because of Nevada’s limited water sources, the NBWC asks NDOW, together with
    BLM, The Sagebrush Ecosystem Council, other public land agencies and water right
    holders, to identify and invest in efforts to ensure that these water sources remain
    available to wildlife, fish and invertebrates and to keep or restore riparian functions.
    (WHBA notes: livestock and energy extractors use an enormous amount of water, no mention of reducing their impacts in their state dealing with record droughts and water shortages)

nov 27 21 National Department of Wildlife (ndow) – SJR3 Proposed Amendment – American Wild Horse Campaign

nov 30 21 Wild Horses and Burros Documents Available Online

nov 9 10 Midwest Ranchers Find Gold In Nevada’s Wild Horses ‘Cattle ranchers’ become “Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners – Feral Horse Committee experts” – Conflict of Interest?

ENERGY-MINERAL MINING CONFLICTS / ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION & DESTRUCTION


oct 2018 Battle Mountain – Ranchers aren’t happy with BLM either








Appropriate Management Level (AML) of horses and burros per Herd Management Area (HMA)
An AML  (low-High) is the amount of animals they will let remain in areas

Animal Management Unit (EST AMU) = Current individual population estimates on  HMA,
An AUM is the amount of forage needed to sustain one horse (1.27 aum), one cow per 1000 lbs (1 aum),
two burro (.5 aum), five sheep (.18 aum), or five goats (.19 aum) for a month

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

The majority of info, statistics, and records listed here come directly from BLM and the government. They are a self-regulating industry with absolutely NO oversight or accountability. There is no independent accounting of this program at all. Due to this one-sided version it is believed the numbers listed here of wild horse and burro estimates, and removals are inflated, suspect and inaccurate. We will attempt to prove this with reviewing their claims with attached evidence and links to outside sources that have witnessed discrepancies and inaccuracies over the last 50 years since the passing of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971

AMARGOSA VALLEY HMA (#amargosa)

  • NV0511 – Horse / ? / County ?/
  • 8,819 acres – 8,124 acres of BLM land and 695 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     0  No longer managed as an individual HMA   – ? not combined with other hma. It adjoins Chicago valley hma in CA, and not far from ash meadow hma – NV    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep   
  • EST 2020:             #  0  horses    # 0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Energy Conflict:https://blmsolar.anl.gov/documents/docs/peis/final/Solar_FPEIS_AmargosaValley.pdf Nye County

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

ANTELOPE HMA       (#antelope)

  • NV0401 – Horse / Ely District
  • 399,761 Acres:  – 327,385 acres of BLM land and 72,376 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:    150-324   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep            
  • EST 2020:  #  1,830  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep
Grazing allotments: ?12 / records as of 2020


Becky Creek NV00404
North Steptoe NV00405
Lovell Peak NV00406
Schellbourne NV00407
No. Steptoe Trail NV00426
Goshute Mtn NV00102
Becky Springs NV10101
Deep Creek NV10103
Chin Creek NV10104
Sampson Creek NV10105
Tippett NV10106
Tippett Pass NV20107


ANTELOPE VALLEY HMA   Combined – Antelope/Antelope Valley Complex (#antelope-valley)

  • NV0107 – Horse / Elko District Office
  • 504,714 Acres:-  The area consists of 496,167 acres of BLM land and 6,553 acres of a mix of private and other public lands.
  • AML:        155-259  
  • Livestock AMU: :  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                                       
  • EST 2020:             #   953 horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Antelope Valley West of U.S. Highway 933

(3) Acres only represent the portion of Antelope Valley HMA west of U.S. Highway 93. Wild horses in this portion of the Antelope Valley HMA move back and forth mixing with wild horses from the Maverick-Medicine and Triple B HMAs

Grazing allotments: 11 / records as of 2020  

Antelope Valley NV04301, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,691 – Total Livestock 772
Badlands NV04302, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,018 – Total Livestock 1,025
Boone Springs NV04307, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,002 – Total Livestock 4,034
Currie NV04311, Cattle / Total AUMs 5,501 – Total Livestock 1,389
Ferber Flat NV04314, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,498 – Total Livestock 3,996
Utah- Nevada South NV04320, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,025 – Total Livestock 4,260
Valley Mountain NV03248, Cattle / Total AUMs 4,530 – Total Livestock 1,406
Spruce NV04346, Cattle / Total AUMs 10,966 – Total Livestock 3,128
Sugarloaf NV04347, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,979 – Total Livestock 5,280
West White Horse NV04352, Sheep / Total AUMs 465 – Total Livestock 786
White Horse NV04353, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,153 – Total Livestock 5,902

Only a section of Spruce reaches into the Antelope Valley and Goshute HMA, the majority is in Spruce Pequop HMA


Emergency gather in May 2017 removed 96 excess wild horses

Antelope/Antelope Valley Complex – 4 HMA’s (#antelope-complex)

The Complex consists of four Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The Antelope HMA ,  Antelope Valley, Goshute, and Spruce-Pequop HMAs.  See individual HMA

2021 Press Release

  • Acres: The area consists of 327,385 acres of BLM land and 72,376 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 399,761 acres.
  • Complex AML : 435-789  horses 
  • EST 2020:   ?          #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep
  • This area is grazed by domestic livestock 

Grazing allotments: yes /       See individual HMA’s

Antelope Complex – Grazing Allotments


The Antelope Complex encompasses portions of several livestock grazing allotments: Antelope
Valley, Badlands, Becky Creek, Becky Springs, Boone Springs, Chase Springs, Cherry Creek,
Chin Creek, Currie, Deep Creek, East Big Springs, Ferber Flat, Goshute Mountain, Lead Hills,
Leppy Hills, Lovell Peak, McDermid Creek, North Steptoe, North Steptoe Trail, Sampson
Creek, Schellbourne, Spruce, Sugarloaf, Tippett, Tippett Pass, Utah/Nevada North, Utah/Nevada
South, Valley Mountain, West Big Springs, White Horse, and West White Horse.


2021 ANTELOPE COMPLEX EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

EPLANNING DOI-BLM-NV-E030-2017-0010-EA

CAWP REPORT


Animals:   2203 (776 Studs, 1058 Mares, and 369 Foals) gathered / 0 returned / 11 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:     8/2-8/30/2021           Gather Method:  HELI
Contractor:  CATTOOR     140L0621F0244  Contract price: $517,753.50                   
Plan Gathered: 2200
Animals Shipped: 2192   (770 Studs, 1057 Mares, 365 Foals)                    
Facility:  PALOMINO / AXTELL  Max capacity: 1850 / 2250 Public Access: y/n
Dead Animals: 11  (6 Studs, 1 Mare, and 4 Foals)    Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: yes
Plan:

GATHER DETAILS

The 2021 Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather concluded Monday, Aug. 30, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management’s Elko District, Wells Field Office and Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office plans to begin the Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather on or about August 1, 2021.

Purpose of Gather

The purpose of the gather is to prevent undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses, to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands, consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Removing excess animals would also enable significant progress toward achieving the Standards for Rangeland Health identified by the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council.

The action is also necessary to reduce overpopulation of wild horses within and outside the Complex, where there currently is not enough water and/or forage to support the number of horses in the area, and to prevent further degradation of public lands by helping to balance herd size.

Details of Gather

The BLM will utilize the services of a helicopter contractor to gather and remove up to 2,200 excess wild horses. During the gather, the BLM will collect information on herd characteristics and determine herd health.

Public Observation

Members of the public are welcome to view the gather operations, provided that doing so does not jeopardize the safety of the animals, staff and observers, or disrupt gather operations. The BLM anticipates that viewing opportunities will begin on or about August 2, 2021, weather and logistics permitting. Please review the “Know Before You Go” and “Visitation Protocol and Ground Rules” documents, located on the right-hand side of this page, before planning to attend.

All media and/or visitors wanting to attend gather operations as an observer must call the “2021 Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather information hotline” at 775-861-6700 for daily meeting times and locations. The hotline will be updated nightly, by 8:00pm PST with information about the following day’s activities. A Public Affairs Officer and/or a Law Enforcement Officer will meet the public each morning at the pre-determined meeting location, to escort the group to and from the gather observation and/or holding sites. Observers must provide their own transportation. The BLM recommends a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle.

Depending on the governor, and state and federal CDC recommendations, the number of media and public in the gather observation site may be limited in order to allow for social distancing. The CDC  has offered guidance to help people visiting public lands prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. During the gather, the observants should follow local area health orders including Governor Sisolak’s standards for individuals, businesses and employers, practice Leave No Trace principles, practice social distancing and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.

Adoption Information

Horses identified for removal will be transported to the Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center, in Sparks, Nev., or Axtell contract off-range corrals in Axtell, Utah, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program. Those that are not placed into a new home will be cared for in off-range pastures, where they live off the rest of their lives on grass pastures. For information on how to adopt a wild horse, visit www.blm.gov/whb.

Background

The Antelope Complex, about 50 miles southeast of Elko or 50 miles north of Ely, Nev., is in the Elko and Ely Districts on public lands administered by the Wells and Bristlecone field offices. The Complex consists of four Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The Antelope Valley, Goshute, and Spruce-Pequop HMAs are managed within the Elko District Office, Wells Field Office. The Antelope HMA is managed within the Ely District Office, by the Bristlecone Field Office. The gather may also take place in areas outside the Complex where wild horses have moved in search of food and water and are creating a public safety hazard by traveling across roads and highways.

The current population estimate for the Antelope Complex is 6,032 wild horses, excluding the 2021 foal crop. Appropriate Management Level is 435-789 wild horses. AML is the level at which wild horse populations are consistent with the land’s capacity to support them and other mandated uses of those lands, including protecting ecological processes and habitat for other resources.

Access the decision record and determination of National Environmental Policy Act adequacy at https://go.usa.gov/xFDvP. For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, call 1-866-468-7826 or email wildhorse@blm.gov

Official gather documents can be accessed on BLM’s ePlanning site: https://go.usa.gov/xFDvP

Picture of dried-up spring in the Antelope Complex.
There is currently not enough water and/or forage to support the number of horses in the Complex.

More photos are available on Flickr, click here.

Informational Materials:

News Release: The Bureau of Land Management concluded the FY2021 Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather (Aug. 31, 2021)

News Release: Bureau of Land Management to begin the FY2021 Antelope Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather (July 29, 2021)

BLM Gather Reports: DAILY GATHER REPORTS

CUMULATIVE TOTALS As of 8/30

Animals Gathered: 2203

2203 (776 Studs, 1058 Mares, and 369 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 11

Pre-existing: 7
Acute: 4

Animals Shipped: 2192

2192 (770 Studs, 1057 Mares, and 365 Foals)


Monday, Aug 30

Summary: Temps 47–86, Windy.

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 95 (35 Studs, 49 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Aug 29

Summary: Temps 48–85, Windy.

Animals Gathered: 93 (36 Studs, 46 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 166 (49 Studs, 90 Mares, and 27 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 18 year old Bay Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to acute injury (broken leg).

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, Aug 28

Summary: Temps 45–82, Windy.

Animals Gathered: 169 (50 Studs, 91 Mares, and 28 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 116 (44 Studs, 60 Mares, and 12 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Aug 27

Summary: Temps 48– 85, Windy.

Animals Gathered: 116 (44 Studs, 60 Mares, and 12 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 124 (51 Studs, 66 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Aug 26

Summary: Temps 66–83, Windy. 

Animals Gathered: 106 (43 Studs, 56 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 127 (54 Studs, 53 Mares, and 20 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

  • 11-year old Bay Stallion died due to sudden / acute injury

Wednesday, Aug 25

Summary: Temps 66– 78, Windy. 

Animals Gathered: 128 (54 Studs, 55 Mares, and 19 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, Aug 24

Summary: Temps 64– 71, Windy. 

Animals Gathered: 15 (7 Studs, 7 Mares, and 1 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Monday, Aug 23

Summary: Temps 54– 71, Windy – no animals gathered today.

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 78 (20 Studs, 43 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Aug 22

Summary: Temps 54– 82, light smoke, mostly clear, winds 5-7.

Animals Gathered: 84 (22 Studs, 44 Mares, and 18 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 13 (1 Studs, 7 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

  • 4 month old Bay Colt was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Physical Defect/Deformity)
  • 3 month old Buckskin Filly was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Fracture)
  • 4 month old Buckskin Colt was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Lameness)

Saturday, Aug 21

Summary: Temps 51– 77, light smoke, partly cloudy, winds 10-15. 

Animals Gathered: 13 (1 Studs, 7 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 76 (16 Studs, 47 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Aug 20

Summary: Temps 37– 69, light smoke, mostly clear, winds light and variable. 

Animals Gathered: 76 (16 Studs, 47 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 77 (25 Studs, 39 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Aug 19

Summary: Temps 53– 74 smokey, Light rain  

Animals Gathered: 71 (25 Studs, 33 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 44 (27 Studs, 40 Mares, and 18 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 4 year old Bay Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Physical Defect/Deformity)

Wednesday, Aug 18

Summary: Temps 58– 67 smokey, Light rain  

Animals Gathered: 87 (23 Studs, 46 Mares, and 18 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 44 (19 Studs, 22 Mares, and 3 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, Aug 17

Summary: Temps 64 – 86 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 29 (17 Studs, 9 Mares, and 3 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 133 (67 Studs, 42 Mares, and 24 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 11 year old Buckskin Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Blind).

Monday, Aug 16

Summary: Temps 68 – 93 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 114 (35 Studs, 55 Mares, and 24 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 94 (0 Studs, 65 Mares, and 31 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Aug 15

Summary: Temps 64 – 81 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 52 (20 Studs, 21 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 122 (80 Studs, 42 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, Aug 14

Summary: Temps 64 – 90 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 95 (29 Studs, 44 Mares, and 22 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 109 (17 Studs, 68 Mares, and 24 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Aug 13

Summary: Temps 70 – 96 sunny  

Animals Gathered: 88 (27 Studs, 46 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 121 (93 Studs, 28 Mares, and 0Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Aug 12

Summary: Temps 56 – 88 sunny 

Animals Gathered: 52 (20 Studs, 24 Mares, and 08 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 90 (0 Studs, 57 Mares, and 35 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Wednesday, Aug 11

Summary: Temps 58 – 91 Smokey 

Animals Gathered: 222 (89 Studs, 99 Mares, and 34 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 88 (26 Studs, 41 Mares, and 21 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, Aug 10

Summary: Temps 62 – 84 Smokey

Animals Gathered: 136 (50 Studs, 65 Mares, and 21 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 83 (26 Studs, 46 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Monday, Aug 9

Summary: Temps 51 – 82 Smokey 

Animals Gathered: 52 (13 Studs, 28 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 45 (16 Studs, 20 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 6 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Blind).
  • 20+ year old Bay Stallion died due to pre-existing/chronic issue.

Sunday, Aug 8

Summary: Temps 51 – 86 Smokey

Animals Gathered: 43 (14 Studs, 20 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 87 (26 Studs, 46 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, Aug 7

Summary: Temps 58 – 92 Smokey 

Animals Gathered: 126 (52 Studs, 59 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Aug 6

Summary: Temps 68- 82 Smokey no horses gathered today due to heavy smoke

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 86 (26 Studs, 32 Mares, and 28 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Aug 5

Summary: Temps 68- 94 Sunny

Animals Gathered: 45 (16 Studs, 18 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 40 (26 Studs, 14 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Wednesday, Aug 4

Summary: Temps 68- 91 Sunny

Animals Gathered: 82 (33 Studs, 33 Mares, and 16 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 85 (26 Studs, 39 Mares, and 20 Foals)

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 8-year Bay Mare died due to sudden/acute issue.
  • 2-week old Buckskin colt died due to pre-existing/chronic issue.

Tuesday, Aug 3

Summary: Temps 59- 86 Sunny 

Animals Gathered: 96 (33 Studs, 42 Mares, and 21 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Monday, Aug 2

Summary: Temps 56- 84 Sunny  

Animals Gathered: 12 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 2 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Contracts Located

2021  NV ELKO / CT 140L0621F0244 -1 / (08/01/2021-09/27/2021) / CLOSED  /  $517,753.50 / Nevada Antelope Complex Herd Management Area (HMA) Drive Trapping Gather /2

Applewhite HMA 30,300 acres

ASH MEADOWS HMA (#ash-meadows)

  • NV0509 – Horse
  • 115,143 acres – 96,448 acres of BLM land and 18,695 acres of a mix of private and other public lands. Includes entire Ash Meadow National Wildlife Refuge
  • AML:   0 – No longer managed as a stand alone HMA – part of a Complex which one ?
  • Livestock AMU: :  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                                            
  • EST POP 2020:     1       #  0 horses    #   burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

    Wildlife: desert mule deer, coyotes, grey and kit fox, mountain lions, as well as many species of small wildlife. Birds include the rare prairie falcon, ravens, quail, horned larks.
    Energy conflict:  ?  maybe https://blmsolar.anl.gov/documents/docs/peis/final/Solar_FPEIS_AmargosaValley.pdf

The Ash Meadows HMA is managed by the Ely BLM District for a population of one wild horse to account for incidental use by wild horses that travel through the area. Although the area cannot sustain a viable wild horse herd, wild horses from the adjacent Delamar Mountains HMA enter the area and will use it for a short period of time, before returning to their home range. Horses have populated the Ash Meadows HMA and the adjoining Delamar Mountains HMA at least since contemporary livestock use commenced (started); the BLM licensed domestic horses in this area until 1974. 

Permanent water sources consist of many small springs found in the canyons, a year-long stream in Meadow Valley Wash, as well as water troughs installed for livestock grazing

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

AUGUSTA MOUNTAINS HMA (#augusta)

  • 38,581 acres – 439 acres are private lands, and 38,142 acres are public lands.
  • AML:      185-308  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep           
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

BALD MOUNTAIN HMA (#bald-mountain)

  • 139,875 acres – 139,693 acres of BLM land and 182 acres of private land
  • AML:      129-215    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep         
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The Bald Mountain HMA is just a few miles east of the South Shoshone HMA and shares its southern boundary with the Callaghan HMA.

In addition to wild horses, the HMA is often utilized by domestic cattle and domestic sheep.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

Battle Mountain’s Diamond Complex (2013) 

BLACK ROCK RANGE HMA (#black-rock)

  • 185,520 acres  – 183,520 acres of BLM land and 1,958 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     112-186
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • 2020:           #  ?  horses    #   burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep
  • A small band of Baskir Curly horses around Pinto Mountain, just east of the Black Rock Range – East HMA

Wildlife: The area is utilized by domestic livestock during a portion of the year, and numerous wildlife species. Wildlife species typically found in the area include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, California bighorn sheep. Other important game species found within the HMAs are brook trout, quail, chukar partridge, and sage grouse.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

This hma is included in a portion of the NV00057 – Paiute Meadows grazing allotment (which includes half of Black Rock) – cattle AUM 4299 – 824 (2020)

BLUE NOSE PEAK HMA 84,600 acres

BLUE WING MOUNTAINS HMA (#blue-wing)

  • 17,913 acres of unfenced public lands. 
  • AML:     27-36 Horses and 17-28 Burros 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # ?  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

https://rtfitchauthor.com/2016/04/06/blm-claims-wild-burro-population-increased-64-in-1-year-baloney/   blue wing hma – kamma

BUFFALO HILLS HMA (#buffalo-hills)

  • 131,861 acres  – 125,207 acres of BLM land and 6,654 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   188-314 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #   horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The area is also utilized by domestic livestock during part of the year and numerous wildlife species.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020



2022 Buffalo Hills Complex Wild Horse Gather in process

2022 Buffalo Hills Complex Wild Horse Gather archive

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:   (06/14/2022-07/23/2022)        Gather Method:  Heli
ContractorSAMPSON   140L0622F0121       Contract price: $124,475.00                   
Plan Gathered:   383                          Animals Gathered: ?
Animals Shipped:                        
FacilityPALOMINO       Max capacity: 1,850       Public Access: yes, not during roundup
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?        
Public viewing: yes, miles away
Plan: The agency plans to gather 383, remove approximately 353 excess wild horses and treat up to 30 Mares with Gona Con Equine (sterilant)

Notes: Multiple abuses being documented foal roped and body slammed twice

IN THE NEWS – 2022 Buffalo Hills #inthenews2022buffalo

Jul 6 22  Wild Horse Groups Condemn BLM Abuse of Foal in Buffalo Hills Roundup, Call for Congressional Oversight – EIN

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/579942177/wild-horse-groups-condemn-blm-abuse-of-foal-in-buffalo-hills-roundup-call-for-congressional-oversight   archive 

jul 5 22 https://www.8newsnow.com/i-team/i-team-video-shows-horse-slammed-to-the-ground/ archive

Jul 5 22  ROUNDUP -Buffalo Hills, NV Day 4 – WHE Laura Leigh

https://wildhorseeducation.org/2022/07/05/buffalo-hills-day-4     archive

Jul 4 22  ROUNDUP -Buffalo Hills,NV – Day 3 – WHE Laura Leigh
https://wildhorseeducation.org/2022/07/04/buffalo-hills-day-3/  archive

jul 3 22  ROUNDUP -Buffalo Hills, NV – Day 2 – WHE Laura Leigh
https://wildhorseeducation.org/2022/07/03/buffalo-hills-day-2    archive  (foal roped and body slammed twice) #jul3

jul 2 22  ROUNDUP -Buffalo Hills, NV – Day 1 & roundup coverage overview – WHE Laura Leigh
https://wildhorseeducation.org/2022/07/02/buffalo-hills-roundup-update/   archive  Palomino Valley Center


CONTRACTS LOCATED

2022 NV RENO WASHOE / SS 140L0622F0121 -1 / (06/14/2022-07/23/2022) / OPEN / $124,475.00 / BUFFALO HILLS HMA GATHER / 4

BULLFROG HMA  (#bullfrog)

  • NV0629 – Burro
  • 157,180 acres: BLM 146,701
  • AML:   55-91
  • Livestock AMU:  1,968 cattle
  • EST 2020:             #  0  horses    #  138 burros   # 296 cattle   # 0 sheep
  •  as of March 1, 2018, is approximately 672 

Tonopah Field Office

NO HMA LISTED AS OF SEP 22, 2021 RECORDS REMOVED from blm

Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

Razorback NV00093, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,968 – Total Livestock 296

2011 Bullfrog HMA Wild Burro Gather

CALICO COMPLEX (#calico-complex)

HMAs:  include the Black Rock Range, Calico Mountains, Granite Range, McGee Mountain and Warm Springs Canyon.  See individual HMA’s

Located in northwest Nevada, the Calico Complex between Gerlach and Denio in the Humboldt and Washoe Counties.  Black Rock Field Office


2019 eplanning

https://www.blm.gov/press-release/black-rock-field-office-seeking-public-comment-calico-complex-preliminary

 Calico Complex Comments Open: Removals, Sterilization, Experiments (repeat EAs)

Grazing allotments: Yes / See individual HMA’s

CALICO MOUNTAINS HMA (#calico)

  • 160,831 acres  –  158,086 acres of BLM land and 2,745 acres of a mix of private and other public lands  
  • AML:     200-333  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  724  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock during part of the year and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, chukar partridge, coyote, bobcats, and various rodents..

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

It is difficult to break down specific usage in areas of HMA’s due to overlapping and the allotments often encompass large areas of other BLM and Government lands not a part of the HMA’s.

This hma is included in grazing allotments for:  CATTLE – aum 10,203 though currently only 2,468 were utilizing the area in 2020.

SOLDIER MEADOWS NV00128, aum 4784 – C1600

BUFALO HILLS NV00127, aum 4121 – C633

LEADVILLE NV00141  aum 1298 – C235 

CALIENTE HERD COMPLEX (#caliente)

The approximately 911,892-acre Caliente Herd Area Complex is located within a 35-mile
radius of Caliente, in southern Lincoln County, Nev. The Complex consisted of 9 areas. Applewhite, Blue Nose, Clover Creek, Clover Mountains, Delamar Mountains, Little Mountain, Meadow Valley Mountains, Miller Flat, Morman Mountains (were HMA’s status – now downgraded to HA’s – soon to be no HA).

The BLM manages the HAs for zero horses in accordance with the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan, which determined through analysis that insufficient forage and water is available to maintain healthy wild horses and rangelands over the long-term. The Mormon Mountains was determined an HA in the 2000 Approved Caliente Management Framework Plan (MFP) Amendment and Record of Decision for the Management of Desert Tortoise Habitat. see pg 2 (8) for mention of disposal of area, seems no longer of importance now that horses are gone, land scedule for sale.

The Complex’s current wild horse population was 1,744.

Pg 6

Acre:  911,892-acre / Caliente Field Office / Lincoln County
AML: 0 – ZERO
Livestock AMU:  34,596 cattle / sheep  
Est 2020:   # 0  horses   #  0 burros   # 4,714 cattle / sheep
Est 2016: # 1,744  horses   #  0 burros   # 9,856 cattle / sheep

Conflicts : Yes – livestock, land sales
Grazing allotments: 26 / records as of 2020  

2020  Livestock AMU: 34,596  Livestock use:  4,714   WHB: ? most herds have been zeroed out and removed

Applewhite NV21001, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 552 (-562) – Livestock use 46 (-161)
Buckboard NV21011, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 264 –  Livestock use 22 (+0)
Clover Creek NV21015, 4 mo 9/1 to 12/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 609 (-613) – Livestock use 152 (+100)
Cottonwood NV21021, 6 mo 5/1 – 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 1295 (-2,245) – Livestock use 214 (+130)
Delamar NV01083, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 5,568 (+5,558) – Livestock use 464 (-1220)
Garden Spring NV01065, 6 mo 11/1 to 4/30, Cattle & Horses / Total AUMs 2791 (-2,809) – Livestock use 469 (-1,250)  
Henrie Complex NV11034, 6 mo  11/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,381 – Livestock use 232 (-769)
Little Mountain NV00414, 6 mo 5/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 399 – Livestock use 66 (+0)
Lower Riggs NV01087, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 1440 (+1,408) – Livestock use 120 (-313)
Mustang Flat NV01048, 4 months 9/1 to 12/31, Cattle / Total AUMs  144 (-147) – Livestock use 36 (-41)
Oak Springs NV01050, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 9276 (+9,268) – Livestock use 773 (-3052)
Oak Wells NV01051, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 516 (-551) – Livestock use 43 (-332)
Panaca Cattle NV01053, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 447 (-453) – Livestock use 37 (+0)
Peck NV01055, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 408 (+397) – Livestock use 34 (-158)
Pennsylvania NV01056, 6 mo 10/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 586 (-1,205) – Livestock use 118 (+0) 
Rabbit Spring NV01057, 10 mo  6/1 to 3/15, Cattle & Sheep / Total AUMs 1765 (+884) – Livestock use 560 (+22)
Rainbow NV11028, 7 mo 10/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 656 (-665) – Livestock use 94 (-120)
Roadside NV01061, 4 mo 12/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 30 – Livestock use 10  
Sand Hills NV01088, 5 mo  6/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 231 (+229) – Livestock use 46 (+0)
Sawmill Canyon NV01067, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 192 (+189) – Livestock use 16 (-33)
Schlarman NV01068, 7 mo  10/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 230(-240) – Livestock use 33 (-81)
Sheep Flat NV01069, 4 mo  6/1 to 9/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 1986 (+1,977) – Livestock use 495 (-1,018)
Sheep Spring NV01070, 10 mo 6/1 to 3/15, Cattle / Total AUMs 407 – Livestock use 43 (-68)
Uvada NV01079, 6 mo 5/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 460 – Livestock use 76 (-331)
White Hills NV01082, 3 mo 12/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 101 – Livestock use 34
White Rock NV01078, 6 mo 11/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 2862  (-7,473) – Livestock use 481 (-657)


2016     Livestock AMU:  39,920    Livestock use: 9,856     WHB:  1744

Applewhite NV21001, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 562 – Livestock use 161 / 29%
Buckboard NV21011, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 263 –  Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
Clover Creek NV21015, 4 mo 9/1 to 12/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 613 – Livestock use  100 /16%
Cottonwood NV21021, 6 mo 5/1 – 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs  2,245 – Livestock use 130 /10%
Delamar NV01083, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 5,558 – Livestock use 1220 /22%
Garden Spring NV01065, 6 mo 11/1 to 4/30, Cattle & Horses / Total AUMs 2,809 – Livestock use 1,250 / 74%
Henrie Complex NV11034, 6 mo  11/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,380 – Livestock use 769 / 56%
Little Mountain NV00414, 6 mo 5/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 399 – Livestock use  0 / Vol Non-use
Lower Riggs NV01087, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,408 – Livestock use 313 / 22%
Mustang Flat NV01048, 4 months 9/1 to 12/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 147 – Livestock use 41 / 28%
Oak Springs NV01050, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs  9,268 – Livestock use 3052 / 33%
Oak Wells NV01051, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 551 – Livestock use 332 / 65%
Panaca Cattle NV01053, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 453 – Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
Peck NV01055, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 397 – Livestock use 158 / 40%
Pennsylvania NV01056, 6 mo 10/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,205 – Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
Rabbit Spring NV01057, 10 mo  6/1 to 3/15, Cattle & Sheep / Total AUMs 884 – Livestock use 22 / 2%
Rainbow NV11028, 7 mo 10/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 665 – Livestock use 120 / 18%
Roadside NV01061, 4 mo 12/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 32 – Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
Sand Hills NV01088, 5 mo  6/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 229 – Livestock use  0 / Vol Non-use
Sawmill Canyon NV01067, year round 3/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 189 – Livestock use 33 / 18%
Schlarman NV01068, 7 mo  10/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 240 – Livestock use 81 / 34%
Sheep Flat NV01069, 4 mo  6/1 to 9/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,977 – Livestock use 1,018 / 51%
Sheep Spring NV01070, 10 mo 6/1 to 3/15, Cattle / Total AUMs 409 – Livestock use 68 / 17%
Uvada NV01079, 6 mo 5/1 to 10/31, Cattle / Total AUMs 463 – Livestock use 331 / 71%
White Hills NV01082, 3 mo 12/1 to 2/28, Cattle / Total AUMs 101 – Livestock use 0 / Vol Non-use
White Rock NV01078, 6 mo 11/1 to 4/30, Cattle / Total AUMs 7,473 – Livestock use 657 / 38%


2016 allotment charts from DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2017-0031-EA

Gather Plan, Details, & conflict Documents

FINAL EA Caliente Complex EA FONSI
Decision Record-Christopher Carlton

2000 Lincoln County Land act 2008 Ely District RMP Record of Decision 2007 NV protected species general doc

2020 ELY District Agenda

Note : oil and gas – ely district pg 7 – W. Watersheds Project V. BLM (No. 1:16-cv-00083-
BLW)


ZERO OUT plan – The purpose of the Proposed Action is to remove all excess wild horses from areas not designated for their long-term maintenance and to achieve and maintain a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple use relationship on the public lands consistent with the provisions of Section 1333 (a) of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, Section 302(b) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and is in conformance with the decision in the 2008 Ely RMP to return these areas to HA status.

The wild horse gather plan would allow for the initial gather and follow-up gathers to be conducted over the next 10 years

Bureau of Land Management – Nevada | Facebook



2019 Caliente Complex Nuisance Wild Horse Gather

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   102 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:  July 29- Sep 27, 2019      Gather Method:  BAIT
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:  Bruneau, ID                     Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: 1      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO
Plan:
Notes:

Gather Details and docs:

DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2017-0031-EA Caliente Herd Area Complex Wild Horse Final Environmental Assessment

DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2018-0004-EA Eagle HMA Wild Horse Gather Final Environmental Assessment

DOI-BLM-NV-L000-2017-0005-EA Silver King Herd Management Area Wild Horse Gather Final Environmental Assessment 


2019 CALIENTE COMPLEX NUISANCE WILD HORSE GATHER

Wild horses graze on private property near Caliente, Nevada.
Wild horses drink from a broken irrigation pipe on private land near Caliente, Nevada. Excess wild horses are leaving nearby herd areas and herd management areas and crossing roadways in search of resources. Vehicle collisions with wild horses have occurred on U.S. Highway 93 and wild horses have been spotted on State Routes 319 and 322 outside Panaca and Pioche, Nev. The animals are causing considerable damage to private property.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office on or about July 29, 2019 will conduct an in-house, wild horse gather to remove excess wild horses from in and around the Caliente Complex of Herd Areas (HAs), and Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The purpose of the gather is to address horses outside the HAs and HMAs that are a public safety risk and that are damaging private property.
NOTE: damage of actual property owner

Details of Gather

The BLM will begin gather operations on or about July 29, 2019. The gather is expected to last approximately 60 days. The gather will be conducted by BLM staff using a bait and water trap method; no contracted helicopters will be used. The BLM plans to gather and remove up to 100 excess wild horses. 

Public Observation

The BLM’s priority is to conduct safe, efficient, and successful wild horse gather operations while ensuring humane care and treatment of all animals. The BLM will use the best available science and handling practices for wild horses while meeting the overall gather goals and objectives in accordance with its Comprehensive Animal Welfare Policy. Because animals are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity, only essential gather operation personnel will be allowed at the trap site during gather operations.

Adoption Information

Wild horses identified for removal will be transported to the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nev., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and prepared for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption and Sale Program. For information on how to bring home a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb

Background

The Caliente Herd Area Complex’s nine HAs are managed for zero wild horses due to insufficient forage and water to sustain healthy and viable herds long-term. Currently, an estimated 2,085 wild horses reside within the Complex. The wild horse population in the Eagle HMA is estimated at 2,253 animals. Appropriate Management Level (AML) is 100-210 wild horses. The Silver King HMA has a wild horse population of 365 wild horses. AML is 60-128 wild horses.

Due to limited forage and water, excess wild horses are leaving the HAs and HMAs and crossing roadways in search of resources. Vehicle collisions with wild horses have occurred on U.S. Highway 93 and wild horses have been spotted on State Routes 319 and 322 outside Panaca and Pioche, Nev. The animals are also causing considerable damage to private property.

The Caliente Herd Area Complex, and Eagle and Silver King HMAs are located in southern Lincoln County, around Caliente, Nevada, and are administered by the BLM Ely District, Caliente Field Office.

NEWSROOM

BLM concludes gather of excess wild horses near Caliente (Oct. 8, 2019)

Bureau of Land Management to gather excess wild horses near Caliente (July 29, 2019)

BLM GATHER REPORTS:

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

Animals Gathered: 102

(43 Stallions, 44 Mares, 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 101

(43 Stallions, 43 Mares, 15 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 1

Pre-existing conditions: 1

Acute:  0


Sept. 27, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 50 degrees, High 83 degrees

Animals gathered: 5 (3 Studs, 1 Mare, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 5 (3 Studs, 1 Mare, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 24, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 50 degrees, High 83 degrees

Animals gathered: 11 (3 Studs, 5 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals shipped: 11 (3 Studs, 5 Mares, 3 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 12, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 60 degrees, High 89 degrees

Animals gathered: 10 (2 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)

Animals shipped: 10 (2 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 4, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 64 degrees, High 93 degrees

Animals gathered: 8 (2 Studs, 5 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 8 (2 Studs, 5 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 29, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 8-10 MPH, Low 63 degrees, High 92 degrees

Animals gathered: 14 (7 Studs, 5 Mares, 2 Foals)

Animals shipped: 14 (7 Studs, 5 Mares, 2 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 22, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 66 degrees, High 89 degrees

Animals gathered: 13 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals shipped: 13 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, 3 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 21, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 90 degrees

Animals gathered: 10 (5 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 10 (5 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 20, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 90 degrees

Animals gathered: 9 (4 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 9 (4 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 7, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 70 degrees, High 95 degrees

Animals gathered: 6 (3 Studs, 2 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 6 (3 Studs, 2 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 2, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-4 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 91 degrees

Animals gathered: 16 (7 Studs, 9 Mares, 0 Foals)

Animals shipped: 15 (7 Studs, 8 Mares, 0 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 1
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 1

  • 8-2-19 7 year old Cramello mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to pre-existing injury (missing eye).
IN THE NEWS:


Caliente Complex Removals

2019 Caliente Complex Nuisance Wild Horse Gather

2016 Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather 02/8-14/2016 shayne sampson


CALIENTE CONTRACTS LOCATED

2016 NV RENO /SS INL16PD00157 -1 /  (02/03/2016-02/13/2016) / CLOSED  / $70,502.30 / Eagle And Caliente (Nevada) Emergency Horse Gather / 2 /122g – 2 deaths / 2016 Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Wild Horse Gather
https://elynews.com/2016/02/19/blm-concludes-eagle-caliente-complex-emergency-wild-horse-gather-2/

CALLAGHAN HMA (#callaghan)

  • 156,156 acres  –  152,726 acres of BLM land and 3,430 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   134-237 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ? horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

In some areas it can take 25 acres to support one horse for a month. 

In addition to wild horses, the HMA is often utilized by domestic cattle and domestic sheep. Wildlife species occurring in the area include mule deer, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, pronghorn antelope.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

CHERRY CREEK HMA – east 3,200 acres

CLOVER CREEK HMA 33,100 acres

CLOVER MOUNTAINS HMA 168,000 acres

CLAN ALPINE HMA (#clan-alpine)

  • 302,226 acres  –  298,064 acres of BLM land and 4,162 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     612-979 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Deer, elk, antelope, and mountain lion also live within the HMA. Lions occasionally prey on the young, old and sick horses.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

DELAMAR MOUNTAINS HMA – (#delamar)
(missing- changed to HA and disappeared. Mentioned in Ash Meadows HMA)

NV – Horse
Acre:  183,558 acres of BLM-administered lands
AML: 0 – ZERO set in 2008
Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep  
Est 2021:     # 0  horses
Est 2020:     # 198  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains are two of nine Herd Areas that comprise the Caliente Herd Area Complex. The Caliente HA Complex

The BLM reduced the status of the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains from Herd Management Area to Herd Area in the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan and manage the HAs for “0” wild horses.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2020 MEADOW VALLEY MOUNTAINS-DELAMAR MOUNTAINS EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2017-0031-EA eplanning

Animals:   455 gathered / 0 returned / 24 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:    Dec 6 2020 ?     Gather Method:  HELI
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 414 Animals Shipped: 431                       
Facility:  Bruneau          Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: 24      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: Y
Plan: Remove 414 horses due to environmental issues
Notes:

IN THE NEWS – DELAMAR HMA
Gather Details

Purpose of Gather:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely District, Caliente Field Office will begin an emergency wild horse gather on or about Dec. 6, 2020 in and around the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains Herd Areas (HAs) located about 20 miles southwest of Caliente in Lincoln County, Nevada.

The action is needed due to lack of water and forage resulting in declining health of the wild horses – the HAs have a history of water issues during dry spring and summer months. Fiscal year 2020 has been unusually hot and dry with very little precipitation. Due to the extremely dry conditions, there have been multiple fires within and around the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains HAs resulting in loss of forage.

All horses identified for removal will be transported to the Bruneau Off-Range Wild Horse Corrals, in Bruneau, Idaho, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro Adoption and Sale Program.

https://www.blm.gov/press-release/bureau-land-management-will-begin-meadow-valley-mountains-delamar-mountains-ha

THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WILL BEGIN THE MEADOW VALLEY MOUNTAINS-DELAMAR MOUNTAINS HA EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

ELY, Nev. – On or around December 6, the Bureau of Land Management Ely District Office, Caliente Field Office will begin an emergency wild horse gather on the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains Herd Areas (HAs) about 20 miles southwest of Caliente in Lincoln County, Nevada. The action is needed due to a lack of forage and water and declining health of the wild horses associated with significant wildfires and herd overpopulation. 

The BLM plans to gather and remove approximately 414 wild horses from areas in and around the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains HAs. The gather is expected to last approximately 16 days. The BLM will conduct gather operations utilizing the helicopter-assisted method.

The Meadow Valley Mountains HA encompasses approximately 94,521 acres of BLM-administered lands. The Delamar Mountains HA consists of approximately 183,558 acres of BLM-administered lands. The Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains HAs lack sufficient habitat requirements to support a healthy year-round horse population.  The BLM reduced the status of the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains from Herd Management Area to Herd Area in the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan and manage the HAs for “0” wild horses. The current population estimate in the Meadow Valley Mountains HA is 216 wild horses. The current population estimate in the Delamar Mountains HA is 198 wild horses. In July 2020, the Meadow Valley Fire burned approximately 59,265 acres, impacting 60-percent of the Meadow Valley Mountains HA and a small portion of the Delamar Mountains HA.  The Stewart Canyon and Bishop Fires burned approximately 25,729 acres or 14-percent of the Delamar Mountains HA.

The gather is critical to prevent further deteriorating body condition of the wild horses in the area due to extremely limited water sources, undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses, and to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands, consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

“This gather is critical to ensuring rangeland health, as well as the health of the wild horses, which are at risk due to overpopulation and severe drought conditions,” said Shirley Johnson, Acting Caliente Field Manager.

The BLM’s priority is to conduct safe, efficient, and successful wild horse and burro gather operations while ensuring humane care and treatment of all animals gathered. The BLM and its contractors will use the best available science and handling practices for wild horses while meeting overall gather goals and objectives in accordance with the Comprehensive Animal Welfare Policy.

All wild horses identified for removal will be transported to the Bruneau Off-Range Wild Horse Corrals, in Bruneau, Idaho, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro Adoption and Sale Program. For information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb.

Members of the public are welcome to view the gather operations, provided that doing so does not jeopardize the safety of the animals, staff and observers, or disrupt gather operations. The BLM will escort the public to gather observation sites located on public lands. Once gather operations have begun, those wanting to view gather operations must call the gather hotline nightly at (775) 861-6700 to receive specific instructions on each days’ meeting location and time.

The following COVID-19 guidelines will apply:

  • Facemasks are required for daily safety briefings and in the observation areas.
  • Always stay at least six feet from others. Avoid gathering with others outside of your household.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Bring hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to use if soap and water are not available.
  • Do not attend the gather if you are sick, recently exposed (within 14 days) to someone with COVID-19 or are not feeling well.

The BLM is conducting the gather under the DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2017-0031-EA Caliente Herd Area Complex Wild Horse Final Environmental Assessment signed April 27, 2018.  Access the Decision Record and Environmental Assessment at https://go.usa.gov/xfVkq.

Gather reports and additional information will be posted on the BLM website at https://go.usa.gov/x7FcZ. For technical information, contact Tyler Reese, Wild Horse and Burro Specialist at (775) 726-8137 or treese@blm.gov.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

 BLM concludes 2020 Meadow Valley Mountains-Delamar Mountains Emergency Wild Horse Gather

GATHER REPORTS

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

Animals Gathered: 455

455 (195 Studs, 195 Mares, and 65 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 24

Pre-existing: 22
Acute: 2

Animals Shipped: 431

431 (190 Studs, 176 Mares, and 65 Foals)


GATHER REPORTS

Friday, December 18 Final Gather

Summary: 37°- 51° F, 5-15 MPH, partly cloudy 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 94 (51 Studs, 36 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 14 year-old stud with BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Fracture: Chronic/Pre-Existing).
  • 20 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Thursday, December 17 

Summary: 37°- 51° F, 5-15 MPH, mostly sunny 

Animals Gathered: 54 (25 Studs, 22 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 50 (0 Studs, 27 Mares, and 23 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 16 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Wednesday, December 16 

Summary: 36°- 58° F, 2-12 MPH, mostly sunny 

Animals Gathered: 52 (18 Studs, 27 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, December 15 No gather due to high winds

Summary: 33°- 45° F, 15-32 MPH, partly cloudy

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 17 year-old stud with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Blindness or Eye Abnormality).
  • 18 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 12 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Monday, December 14

Summary: 22-46° F, 10-26 MPH, partly cloudy

Animals Gathered: 28 (11 Studs, 11 Mares, and 6 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 39 (25 Studs, 14 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 4 year-old stud with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 19 year-old stud with BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 2 year-old mare with BCS of 3 died due to unexpected/acute issue (Heart Disease or Failure).

Sunday, December 13 

Summary: 24-40° F, 5-15 MPH, partly cloudy 

Animals Gathered: 50 (25 Studs, 16 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

  • 20+ year-old stud with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 20+ year-old stud with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 12 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Blindness or Eye Abnormality).

Saturday, December 12 No gather due to weather 

Summary: 30-43° F, 15-28 MPH, low clouds and fog 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 42 (28 Studs, 14 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, December 11

Summary: 30-50° F, 3-7 MPH, partly cloudy 

Animals Gathered: 10 (6 Studs, 3 Mares, and 1 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 45 (0 Studs, 28 Mares, and 17 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 5 year-old mare with BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Blindness or Eye Abnormality).

Thursday, December 10

Summary: 40-65° F, 3-7 MPH, sunny 

Animals Gathered: 45 (18 Studs, 22 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 53 (24 Studs, 0 Mares, and 77 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 15 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Wednesday, December 9

Summary: 40-65° F, 3-7 MPH, sunny 

Animals Gathered: 85 (38 Studs, 38 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

  • 7 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 11 year-old mare with BCS of 1 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 3 year-old mare with BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Blindness or Eye Abnormality).

Tuesday, December 8

Summary: 40-65° F, 3-12 MPH, sunny 

Animals Gathered: 28 (16 Studs, 10 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 46 (16 Studs, 17 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 7 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 18 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).

Monday, December 7

Summary: 41-65° F, 5-20 MPH, partly cloudy

Animals Gathered: 64 (21 Studs, 29 Mares, and 14 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 38 (17 Studs, 16 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Deaths: 4

-Sudden / Acute: 1

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

  • 20+ year-old mare with a BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (No Teeth or Dental Abnormality).
  • 20+ year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (No Teeth or Dental Abnormality).
  • 8 year-old mare with BCS of 1.5 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve).
  • 9 year-old mare with a BCS of 3 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery due to acute injury (break).

Sunday, December 6

Summary: mostly cloudy, winds 3-15 MPH, Low 38 degrees F., High 63 degrees F.

Animals Gathered: 39 (17 Studs, 17 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 20+ year-old mare with a BCS of 2 was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to poor prognosis for recovery from pre-existing conditions (No Teeth or Dental Abnormality).

DESATOYA HMA (#desatoya)

  • 161,678 acres – 157,838 acres of BLM land and 3,840 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:    127-180  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2012 Carson City’s Desatoya Mountains

DIAMOND HMA      (#diamond)
Diamond Hills North HMA and Diamond Hills South HMA are managed as a “complex.”

  • 166,632 acres  –  145,341 acres of BLM land and 21,291 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   91-151
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The mountain range spans over the boundaries of three counties and three separate BLM planning areas, and consists of three HMAs. The horses move freely between the HMAs, without physical barriers between administrative boundaries. Therefore, the mountain range is being approached as a complex and is being managed in a joint effort by three BLM field offices: Ely, Elko and Battle Mountain.

In some areas it can take 25 acres to support one horse for one month. 

Wildlife species occurring in the area include mule deer, coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, pronghorn antelope

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

DIAMOND HILLS NORTH HMA   (#diamond-north)
Diamond Hills North HMA and Diamond Hills South HMA are managed as a “complex.”

  • 71,564 acres  –  70,531 acres of BLM land and 1,033 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:      22-37
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

DIAMOND HILLS SOUTH HMA  (#diamond-south)
Diamond Hills North HMA and Diamond Hills South HMA are managed as a “complex.”

  • 20,082 acres
  • AML:     10-22 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

DOGSKIN MOUNTAINS HMA (#dogskin)

  • 6,523 acres  –  6,497 acres of BLM land and 26 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:  10-15 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The HMA provides habitat for winter and resident deer herds, pronghorn antelope

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

EAGLE HMA (#eagle)

  • 660,610 acres  –  659,188 acres of BLM land and 1,422 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   100-210
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Water sources are limited to a very few natural springs and man-made wells. There are also a few small perennial streams within the HMA. As a result of limited water, the HMA is prone to drought every few years.

Wildlife: Wildlife in the area includes mule deer, elk, mountain lions, coyotes, and bobcats

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2010 Eagle, Chokecherry, and Mt. Elinore Herd Management Areas Wild Horse Gather

Ellsworth Wild Horse Territory #ellsworth

  • 18,000  acres in the northern portion of the Paradise Mountain Range in Humbold-Toiyabe NF /Austin Ranger District / ph: 775-964-2671
  • AML:  0 / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2014:      #  0  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife: deer and mountain lion
Grazing – yes / need info

Energy Conflicts – Yes

Mining has been active within the territory. Results of past mineral operations have left numerous unreclaimed roads, pits, and trenches. Ore mined in the area include iron, magnesite, and gold.

EL DORADO MOUNTAINS HMA  ? complex (#el-dorado)

  • NV0501 – Burro
  • 16,525 acres  –  15,120 acres of BLM land and 1,405 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   0 – No longer managed as a stand alone HMA – part of a Complex  ?
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  0  horses    #  0 burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

FISH CREEK HMA (#fish-creek)

  •  NV ? / Battle Mountain District
  • 252,771 acres  –  250,244 acres of BLM land and 2,527 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   107-180 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The majority of the HMA is comprised of north-south trending mountain ranges that include all or portions of the Fish Creek Range, the Mahogany Hills, and the Antelope Range.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

jul 17 12 BLM Hauling Water to Aid Wild Horses in the Fish Creek Herd Management Area

FISH LAKE VALLEY HMA (#fish-lake)

  • 67,085 acres  –  64,007 acres of BLM land and 3,078 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   32-54
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The HMA encompasses an area 7 miles wide and 24 miles long. Management concerns center around U.S. Forest Service (FS)/Bureau of Land Management (BLM) boundaries and private land issues.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

FLANIGAN HMA (#flanigan)

  • 17,147 acres –  16,319 acres of BLM land and 828 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     80-124 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             # ?   horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2021 FLANIGAN HERD NUISANCE WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan:
Gather Details:
Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:

FORT SAGE HMA (#fort-sage)

  • 1,950 acres  –  1,939 acres of BLM land and 11 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   29-36 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

FOX-LAKE RANGE HMA (#fox-lake)

  • 177,724 acres  –  172,692 acres of BLM land and 5,032 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   122-204 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyote

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2017 FOX AND LAKE RANGE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan & Gather Details:
Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:

GARFIELD FLAT HMA (#garfield)

  • 142,716 acres  –  125,420 acres of BLM land and 17,296 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     83-125
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

There are only two viable water sources within the HMA boundaries.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

GOLD BUTTE HMA (#gold-butte)

  • NV0502 – Burro
  • 178,564 acres  –  170,354 acres of BLM land and 8,210 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     22-98 Burros 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             # 0  horses    # 475  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

This HMA has Lake Mead for over half of its boundary.  Permanent water sources consist of springs found in the area and Lake Mead. The animals, at times, have to travel up to ten miles to and from water each day during the drier part of the year. Burro’s drink at least once each day during the hotter part of the year, but can survive by drinking every second day during the winter and early spring.

The burros share the area with desert mule deer, coyotes, fox and mountain lions

Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

GOLD MOUNTAIN HMA    (#gold-mountain)
mentions antelope complex, maybe a typo

  • 107,638 acres  –  106,522 acres of BLM land and 1,116 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:    47-78 Burros  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  ? burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

GOLDEN GATE HA page 8 map

GOLDFIELD HMA (#goldfield)

  • 62,367 acres  –  52,965 acres of BLM land and 9,402 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:   22-37 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # ?  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

This HMA provides suitable habitat for wild burros, but not for wild horses.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

GOSHUTE HMA (#goshute)

  • NV0108 – Horse
  • 267,277 acres  –  266,045 acres of BLM land and 1,232 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:    74-123  
  • Livestock AMU:   20,754 cattle / 9,838 x5= 49,190 sheep        
  • EST 2020:             # 1,895 horses    #  0 burros   # 4,080 cattle   # 24,133 sheep

Wild horses must share their habitat in the Goshute HMA with domestic livestock and wildlife species such as mule deer and pronghorn antelope.

Grazing allotments: 6 / records as of 2020

East Big Springs NV04306, Cattle / Total AUMs 9,788 – Total Livestock 952
Utah / Nevada North NV00151, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,115 – Total Livestock 5,331
Lead Hills NV04321, Sheep / Total AUMs 3,314 – Total Livestock 9,108
Leppy Hills NV04322, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,256 – Total Livestock 3,792
Spruce NV04346, Cattle / Total AUMs 10,966 – Total Livestock 3,128
White Horse NV04353, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,153 – Total Livestock 5,902

Sections of these allotments (Spruce and White horse) also reach into Antelope Valley HMA

GRANITE PEAK HMA (#granite-peak)

  • 4,001 acres  –  3,981 acres of BLM land and 20 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:     11-18  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep            
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

GRANITE RANGE HMA (#granite-range)

  • 103,804 acres  –  92,016 acres of BLM land and 11,788 acres of a mix of private and other public lands.
  • AML:   155-258 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • 2020 2020:             #  155  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # 0 sheep

               2019                      #165

This hma is included in a portion of the NV00127 – Buffalo Hills grazing allotment (which includes all of Buffallo Hills, Granite, and sections of Calico and Black Rock) cattle AUM 4121 – only 633 in 2020

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock during part of the year and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, chukar partridge, mountain quail, coyote, bobcats, and various rodents.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

HIGHLAND PEAK HMA (southern 2/3) 65,500 acres

HICKISON SUMMIT BURRO RANGE HMA   (#hickison)

  • 57,275 acres of BLM land and zero acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 57,275 acres    
  • AML:    16-45 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #  ? burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

HORSE MOUNTAIN HMA (#horse-mountain)

  • NV0308 – Horse / STILLWATER FO
  • 49,779 = 49,572 acres of BLM land and 207 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 49,779 acres.
  • AML:     78-118 
  • Livestock AMU:  11,984 cattle / 9000 suspended         
  • EST 2020:   #  0  horses    #  0 burros   # 1202 cattle   # 0 sheep
  • Conflicts: energy ?

No info on page except acreage and aml

Grazing allotments: 2 / records as of 2020

Horse Mt NV03031, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,984 – Livestock use 1,202
Desert Mountain NV03017, Cattle / Total AUMs 9000 – Livestock use 0 – suspended

HOT CREEK HMA (#hot-creek)

  •  54,238 acres of BLM land and 433 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 54,671 acres
  • AML:  25-41
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                   
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

JACKSON MOUNTAINS HMA (#jackson)

  • 276,634 acres of BLM land and 7,141 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 283,775 acres
  • AML:  130-217
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2021:             #  848  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

 The HMA also provides habitat for domestic livestock, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, chukar partridge and various species of birds, rodents and reptiles. Wildlife and wild horses inhabit the area year round. Livestock use the area in spring and summer. 

Grazing allotments: 5 / records as of 2020

JACKSON MOUNTAIN NV00058, Cattle / Total AUMs 8,857 – Livestock use 4,045  BRFO
BOTTLE CREEK NV00066, Cattle / Total AUMs 3,433 – Livestock use 814   HRFO
HAPPY CREEK NV00056, Cattle / Total AUMs 3,724- Livestock use 772  BRFO
DEER CREEK NV00055, Cattle / Total AUMs 757- Livestock use 282  BRFO
WILDER-QUINN NV00047, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 14,536 – Livestock use 6,488 HRFO / small portion

(#jackson-grazing)

2021 JACKSON MOUNTAIN EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2013460/510

Animals:   527 gathered / 1 returned / 34 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:  (Sep 16 – Oct 1, 2021 )        Gather Method:  Heli
ContractorCD-WARNER     140L0621F0387       Contract price: $202,800.00                   
Plan Gathered:  600   Animals Gathered: 527 (166 Stallions, 245 Mares, and 116 Foals) 
Animals Shipped:    495 (157 Stallions, 227 Mares, and 111 Foals)                     
Facility:  PALOMINO  Max capacity:  1850        Public Access: Y
Dead Animals: 31   (Pre-existing / Chronic: 31)           
Public viewing: Y

Notes: Foals represented 22.0% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 40.4% were stallions and 59.6% were mares, an assignably large gap between males and females.

The death rate was 5.9%.

Plan

The purpose of the gather is critical to prevent further deteriorating body condition of the wild horses in the area due to extremely limited water sources and forage, undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses, and to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands, consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses/burros and Burros Act.

As of March 1, 2021, the population of wild horses/burros in the HMA was estimated at 848; not including the 2021 foal crop, the current estimated population is 1,018 – this is approximately 470 % above the appropriate management level (AML) of 130-217 wild horses.

Details of Gather:

The gather began on September 15, 2021 and will be utilizing helicopter-assisted drive trapping. The Black Rock Field Office plans to gather and remove 600 horses.

The horses identified for removal will be transported to the Palomino Valley Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corrals in Reno, Nevada, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program.

Public Observation:

Visitors to the gather, including all media and members of the public, must RSVP by calling (775) 623-1567 – you must make your reservation by 5:30 p.m. the night before you intend to visit the gather activities. If you have RSVP’d, no later than 5:30 p.m. the night before, you will receive a call back on meeting time and location no later than 9 p.m. that evening. Gather operations are dependent on the weather and could change with little or no notice.

Visitors to the gather will meet at specified locations that are subject to change; locations will be determined based on the location of the traps.

All visitors will need to sign in on the visitor’s log sheet and there will be a short briefing for the day and introductions.

The group, led by either a LEO or BLM Staff, will then caravan out to the gather site of the day and all visitors must stay until gather operations are completed. We may not know the exact location of these sites; therefore, it is extremely important that visitors be flexible.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. We continue to work closely with the Department of the Interior and follow CDC guidance to ensure public and employee spaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.

The CDC has offered guidance to people recreating on public lands prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders including Governor Sisolak’s standards for individuals, businesses and employers, practice social distancing and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.

Adoption Information:

Please visit the BLM’s website at https://www.blm.gov/whb

Background:

The southern portion of the Jackson Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) is having water and forage shortages due to a large congregation of horses.  The demand to the resources from the current population of horses is more than the resource can provide resulting in body condition of horses declining in the area. 

The Black Rock Field Office (BRFO) last conducted an emergency gather of wild horses/burros from the Jackson Mountain HMA in 2020 due to water shortages in the same area as 2021. The BLM removed 85 wild horses. The current estimated population is 1,018 wild horses in the HMA. Appropriate Management Level is 130-217 wild horses.

Gather Report 2021

CUMULATIVE  TOTALS

As of October 1, 2021

Animals Gathered: 527 (166 Stallions, 245 Mares, and 116 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 495 (157 Stallions, 227 Mares, and 111 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 1 (1 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 31

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 31


October 1, 2021

Summary: No gather operations were conducted today. The remaining horses were shipped.

Animals Gathered: 0

Animals Shipped: 26 (12 Stallions, 8 Mares, 6 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0

Deaths: 0

September 30, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with light breezes and temperatures between 41 and 82 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 24 (8 Stallions, 11 Mares, 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 36 (13 Stallions, 20 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0

Animals Released: 0

Deaths: 0

September 29, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with a NW breeze and gusts up to 5 mph and temperatures between 43 and 58 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 15 (5 Stallions, 7 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 43 (0 Stallions, 30 Mares, 13 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0

Animals Released: 0

Deaths: 5

– Sudden/Acute: 0

– Preexisting/Chronic: 5

  • 6 year old Grey mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: stravation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • 12 year old Bay stud was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (lameness/physical defect: previously injured front leg) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • Bay Filly foal was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (tumors/cancer) with poor prognosis for recover
  • 18 year old Grey stud was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (tumors/cancer) with poor prognosis for recover
  • 20+ year old Sorrel stud was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (lameness/physical defect: previously injured rear left leg) with poor prognosis for recovery

September 28, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with a NW breeze with gusts up to 5 mph and temperatures between 43 and 58 degrees. 

Animals Gathered: 41 (14 Stallions, 20 Mares, 7 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 34 (34 Stallions, 0 Mares, 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: 0

Animals Released: 0

Deaths: 4

– Sudden / Acute:

– Preexisting / Chronic: 4

  • 20 year old Bay stud was euthanized in accordance with in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished & severe tooth loss) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • 20+ year old Grey stud was euthanized in accordance with in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished & severe tooth loss) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • 16 year old Bay stud was euthanized in accordance with in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • 16 year old Grey mare was euthanized in accordance with in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery

September 27, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with 15 mph winds gusting to 30 mph and temperatures between 50 and 84 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 55 (24 Stallions, 22 Mares, and 9 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 36 (13 Stallions, 12 Mares, and 11 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 4

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 4

  • 3 year old Sorrel mare was euthanized in accordance with in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • 20+ year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • 14 year old Bay mare, was euthanized in accordance with in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • 15 year old Bay more was euthanized in accordance with in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery

September 26, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with 10 mph winds, with gusts up to 28 mph, and temperatures between 51 and 87 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 9 (3 Stallions, 4 Mares, and 2 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

September 25, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with light winds and temperatures between 52 and 84 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 37 (13 Stallions, 14 Mares, and 10 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 43 (3 Stallions, 27 Mares, and 13 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 6

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 6

  • 3 year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • Foal Bay filly was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (hernia: developmental)
  • 4 year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (Blind in one eye)
  • 20+ year old Black mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • Foal Bay colt was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • 20+ year old Bay stud was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery

September 24, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with light winds and temperatures between 49 and 87 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 41 (16 Stallions, 15 Mares, and 10 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 37 (37 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 1 (1 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 2

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 2 year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (hernia: developmental) Foal Brown colt was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (hernia: developmental)

September 23, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with light winds and temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 23 (5 Stallions, 14 Mares, and 4 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 50 (0 Stallions, 28 Mares, and 22 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 2

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 4 year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery
  • 20+ year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery

September 22, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with light winds and temperatures between 52 and 80 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 30 (9 Stallions, 13 Mares, and 8 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 48 (32 Stallions, 16 Mares, and 0 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 2

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 6 year old Bay stud was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (hernia: developmental)
  • 20+ year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery

September 21, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with light winds and temperatures between 48 and 84 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 53 (17 Stallions, 22 Mares, and 14 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 54 (0 Stallions, 33 Mares, and 21 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 4 year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery

September 20, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with light winds and temperatures between 48 and 65 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 73 (23 Stallions, 34 Mares, and 16 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 20+ year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery

September 19, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with 15-20 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph, and temperatures between 48 and 54 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 4 (0 Stallions, 4 Mares, and 0 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

September 18, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with 15-20 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph, and temperatures between 46 and 68 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 24 (9 Stallions, 10 Mares, and 5 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 46 (13 Stallions, 23 Mares, and 10 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

  • 5 year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (hernia: developmental)
  • 2 year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (hernia: developmental)
  • Foal Bay filly was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (poor body condition: starvation/malnourished) with poor prognosis for recovery

September 17, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with light winds and temperatures between 50 and 84 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 43 (8 Stallions, 24 Mares, and 11 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 42 (0 Stallions, 30 Mares, and 12 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

September 16, 2021

Summary: Gather operations continued with temperatures between 50 and 76 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 18 (4 Stallions, 11 Mares, and 3 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 4 year old Bay mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic injury (large abscess) with poor prognosis for recovery.

September 15, 2021

Summary: Gather operations began today with moderate winds and temperatures between 50 and 86 degrees.

Animals Gathered: 37 (8 Stallions, 20 Mares, and 9 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals) 

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

IN THE NEWS – Jackson Mtn 2021

2020 JACKSON MOUNTAIN EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:                             Animals Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?        
Public viewing:
Plan:
Notes:

Jackson Mountain HMA in 2020 due to water shortages in the same area as 2021. The BLM removed 85 wild horses


2012 BLM Concludes Jackson Mountains Wild Horse Gather (07-06-12)

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:                             Animals Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?        
Public viewing:
Plan:
Notes:


CONTRACTS LOCATED

2021 NV HUMBOLDT, WINNEMUCCA  /CD 140L0621F0387 / (09/14/2021-10/04/2022) / open / $202,800.00 /  Nevada Jackson Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA), Drive Trapping Gather/4

2020  NV WINNEMUCCA HUMBOLDT / CT 140L0620F0093 -1  / (05/14/2020-07/15/2020) / CLOSED / $19,890.00 / Nevada Jackson Mountain (HMA) Emergency Bait Trap Gather / sol L17PS00136 /3

2012 ?

JAKES WASH #jake

  • 153,663 acres of public and private lands.acres in Humbold-Toiyabe NF –  Great Basin Region/ Ely Ranger District / ph: 775-289-3031
  • AML:  not applicable / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep    
  • EST 2020: #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep             
  • EST 2014:      #  115  horses   #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife: ?

2021 Pancake Gather Complex Final EA DOI-BLM-NV-L060-2021-0005-EA Jakes Wash Herd Management Area has been returned to Herd Area Status consistent with the ROD and the 2008 Approved Ely District RMP management action WH-5, which states: “Remove wild horses and drop herd management area status for those … as listed in Table 13.” Removal of all excess wild horses from the Jakes Wash HA is needed at this time in order to implement this management direction and to prevent damage to the range resulting from the current overpopulation while achieving and maintaining a multiple-use relationship within the area.

#elytable13 2008
Grazing – ? / need info

Energy Conflicts – ?


2020 JAKES WASH EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Eplanning
Ely District Public Safety and Nuisance Gather Final Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-NV-L000-2014-0004-EA)

Animals:  68 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:   aug 29-31, 2020              Gather Method: Bait 
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 60 Animals Gathered:  68 (27 Studs, 29 Mares, and 12 Foals)  Facility:   Palomino                    Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO
Plan: Due to a lack of perennial water, the Jakes Wash Herd Management Area (HMA) in 2008 reverted to Herd Area status and is managed for zero wild horses, per the Record of Decision and 2008 Approved Ely District Resource Management Plan (RMP).  The last gather in the HA occurred in January 2012. A total of 57 animals were removed. The current population estimate is 136-372 wild horses. [1]

Gather Details:

Purpose of Gather:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office will begin an emergency wild horse gather on or about Aug. 28, 2020 around Deadman Well and Blackjack Spring in the Jakes Wash Herd Area (HA) located about 30 miles west of Ely in White Pine County, Nevada.

The action is needed due to lack of water resulting in declining health of the wild horses – the HA has a history of water issues during dry spring and summer months. Fiscal year 2020 has been unusually hot and dry with very little precipitation.

All horses identified for removal will be transported to the Palomino Valley Center Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, in Reno, Nev., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro Adoption and Sale Program.

Details of Gather:

The BLM will conduct gather operations by using temporary water and bait traps consisting of a series of corral panels stocked with water and hay; no helicopters will be used. The BLM plans to gather and remove approximately 60 excess wild horses. The gather is expected to last approximately ten days.

Background: 

Due to a lack of perennial water, the Jakes Wash Herd Management Area (HMA) in 2008 reverted to Herd Area status and is managed for zero wild horses, per the Record of Decision and 2008 Approved Ely District Resource Management Plan (RMP).  The last gather in the HA occurred in January 2012. A total of 57 animals were removed. The current population estimate is 136-372 wild horses.

The purpose of the gather is critical to prevent further deteriorating body condition of the wild horses in the area due to extremely limited water sources, undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses, and to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands, consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

The Jakes Wash HA encompasses approximately 153,663 acres of public and private lands. The area is within the Great Basin geographical region, which is one of the largest deserts in the world.  The Great Basin physiographic region, characterized by a high, rolling plateau underlain by basalt flows covered with a thin loess and alluvial mantle. On many of the low hills and ridges that are scattered throughout the area, the soils are underlain by bedrock. Elevations within the HA range from approximately 5,000 feet to 11,000 feet. Annual precipitation ranges from approximately 5 inches or less on some of the valley bottoms to 20 inches on the mountain peaks. Most of this precipitation comes during the winter and spring months in the form of snow, supplemented by localized thunderstorms during the summer months. Temperatures range from greater than 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months to minus 20 degrees in the winter. The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species.

Plant species dominating the lower elevations include Wyoming big sagebrush, low sagebrush, black sagebrush, winterfat, shadscale, budsage, sickle saltbush, black greasewood, rabbitbrush, Indian ricegrass, Sandburg bluegrass, bluebunch wheatgrass, bottlebrush squirreltail, needlegrass and assorted forb species.

Plant species dominating the higher elevations include Wyoming big sagebrush, mountain sagebrush, black sagebrush, antelope bitterbrush, Utah serviceberry, snowberry, golden and squaw current, pinion pine, Utah juniper, curl-leaf mountain mahogany, limber pine, white fir, bluebunch wheatgrass, needlegrass and assorted forb species. 

Public Observation:

Because of the nature of the bait and water trap method, wild horses are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity; therefore, only essential gather operation personnel will be allowed at the trap site during operations.

Adoption Information: 

The wild horses removed from the range will be transported to the BLM’s Palomino Valley Center Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, in Reno, Nev., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program. Animals not adopted will be cared for in off-range pastures, where they retain their “wild” status and protection under 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, call 1-866-468-7826 or email wildhorse@blm.gov.

2020 GATHER REPORTS

Monday, August 31

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 68 (27 Studs, 29 Mares, and 12 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, August 29

Animals Gathered: 68 (27 Studs, 29 Mares, and 12 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

JOHNNIE HMA (#johnnie)

  • USFS 50002 USFS Wild Horse and Burro Territory: JOHNNIE
  • NV0509 – Horse BLM
    NV0510 – Burro BLM
  • 177,237 acres of BLM land and 2,131 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 179,368 acres
  • AML:  65-108 burros; there is not an AML currently for horses although there are often feral horses roaming in the HMA
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #  260  horses    # 278  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Wildlife  362 different species of wildlife in the Complex including mule deer, sage grouse, blue grouse, eagles, and hawks. 

Grazing allotments: ?0 / records as of 2020

Ash Meadow


2017 Johnnie Wild Burro Gather

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
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Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
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KAMMA MOUNTAINS HMA (#kamma)

  • 54,410 acres of BLM land and 2,980 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 57,390 acres
  • AML:   46-77 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock (cattle and sheep) and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, chukar partridge, coyotes, and various rodents

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

LAHONTAN HMA

  • NV0306 – Horse
  • 6,937 acres of BLM land and 2,641 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 9,578 acres
  • AML:     7-10     
  • Livestock AMU:  1,151 cattle        
  • EST 2020:             # 210  horses    #  0 burros   # 464 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

Lahontan NV03036, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,151 – Livestock use 464

LAVA BEDS HMA

  • 232,940 acres of BLM land and 60 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 233,000 acres
  • AML:      89-148 horses and 10-16 burros 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep            
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    #  ? burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock (cattle and sheep) and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, pronghorn antelope, chukar partridge, coyotes, and various rodents

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

LITTLE FISH LAKE HMA

  • 28,122 acres of BLM land and 622 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 28,744 acres
  • AML:     24-39 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #   ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

The first recorded BLM gather of wild horses in this area took place in 1985 when 184 horses were put into the wild horse adoption program

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2015 LITTLE FISH LAKE WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
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Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
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LITTLE HUMBOLDT HMA

  • 15,741 acres of BLM land and 1,411 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 17,152 acres
  • AML:    48-80  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #   ? horses    #   burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife:The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include chukar, sage grouse, deer, antelope, coyotes, and various birds, rodents and reptiles

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

LITTLE MOUNTAIN HMA 53,000 acres

LITTLE OWYHEE HMA

  • 452,518 acres of BLM land and 7,766 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 460,284 acres
  • AML:   194-298
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include chukar, partridge, sage grouse, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, jackrabbits, and various species of birds, rodents and reptiles. The area is used as winter range for deer and provides valuable forage during migration periods. The North Fork of the Little Humboldt River Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is also located within the HMA. 

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2016 OWYHEE WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
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Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
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MARIETTA WILD BURRO RANGE HMA

  • 64,466 acres of BLM land and 1,579 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 66045 acres
  • AML:      78-104  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep           
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2017 Marietta Wild Burro Range Gather

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
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Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
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MAVERICK-MEDICINE HMA

  • 318,760 acres of BLM land and 4,802 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 323,562 acres
  • AML:     166-276 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep

Wildlife: The HMA is bordered on the west by the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge; on the east by the crest of the impressive Cherry Creek Mountains; to the north by a large playa, which in wet years becomes a shallow lake and attracts many different forms of wildlife; and to the south by the Maverick Spring Mountains

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

MCGEE MOUNTAIN HMA

  • 41,160 acres
  • AML:      25-41 burros
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  0  horses    # 38  burros   #  cattle 1583  #  0 sheep   AUM 5915

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, big horn sheep, antelope, chukar partridge, sage grouse, and various birds, rodents and reptiles. Mule deer and antelope use the area as winter range. 

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2013 https://eplanning.blm.gov/public_projects/nepa/50242/61050/66298/Drought_Gather_DR-508.pdf  jul 2015 bait plan 125 burro gathers / 146 burro + foals in 2015 / left?

 Jan 2012 burro gather 131 rem/ 45 left

MEADOW VALLEY MOUNTAIN HMA (#meadow-valley)

NV – Horse
Acre:   94,521 acres of BLM-administered lands
AML: 0
Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep  
Est 2021:     # 0  horses
Est 2020:     # 216  horses    #  0 burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep

The BLM reduced the status of the Meadow Valley Mountains and Delamar Mountains from Herd Management Area to Herd Area in the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan and manage the HAs for “0” wild horses

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

MILLER FLAT HMA 89,400 acres

MONTEZUMA PEAK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2020 MONTEZUMA PEAK EMERGENCY WILD HORSE AND BURRO GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
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MONTE CRISTO WILD HORSE TERRITORY #monte

  • H-49401 / Ely Ranger District / ph: 775-289-3031
  • 71,680 acres of Humbold-Toiyabe NF land and 366,000 acres of BLM land, Monte Cristo Herd Management Area (HMA)
  • AML:  72-96 / active / Curly horses are found within this territory
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep  
  • EST 2021: #  88  horses (aerial count)   #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep 
  • EST 2020: #  232  horses (aerial count)   #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep               
  • EST 2014:      #  162 horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife: elk, mule deer, antelope, sage grouse, and various species of reptiles, small mammals, rodents, and raptors

2021 Pancake Gather Complex Final EA DOI-BLM-NV-L060-2021-0005-EA

The 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan (RMP) combined two existing HMAs (Monte Cristo and SandSprings East HMAs) into the Pancake HMA

“According to USFS website: The Monte Cristo WHT is located in Nevada approximately 30 miles west of Ely. The territory consists of 71,680 acres of National Forest land and 366,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management land, Monte Cristo Herd Management Area (HMA). The territory lies on the west slopes and foothills of the White Pine Mountain Range”

Grazing – yes

BLACKROCK cattle- active

Energy Conflicts – ?

USFS Wild Horse and Burro Territory: MONTGOMERY PASS 20265 – active – zero horse and burro
BRIDGEPORT RANGER DISTRICT acres 192,002  Inyo National Forest, CA

MONTGOMERY PASS HMA

This HMA is in actually in CA, though listed in NV, and the allotments are listed in CA. Not to be confused with USFS Wild Horse and Burro Territory: MONTGOMERY PASS above.

  • NV0317 – Horse  /  ? & BISHOP FO / County ? /
  • 50,815    Acres: = BLM 49,023
  • AML:  64-81
  • Livestock AMU: :  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                               
  • EST POP 2020:     #  413  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep
Grazing allotments: 3 / records as of 2020 #grazingmontgomery

ADOBE LAKE CA06036, Sheep / Total AUMs 200 – Livestock use 1,763   – BISHOP FO
ADOBE VALLEY CA06027, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,392 – Livestock use 275 – BISHOP FO
BRAMLETTE CA06038, Cattle / Total AUMs 655 – Livestock use 82

IN THE NEWS #inthenewsmontgomery

    

MOUNT MORIAH #moriah

  • 53,300 acres in Humbold-Toiyabe NF / Ely Ranger District / ph: 775-289-3031
  • AML:  0 / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2014:      #  0  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife: deer and mountain lion
Grazing – yes / need info

Energy Conflicts – ?

MURPHYS WASH #murphy

  • ? in Humbold-Toiyabe NF / Ely Ranger District / ph: 775-289-3031
  • AML:  0 / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2014:      #  0  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  ? horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife: ? deer and mountain lion
Grazing – ? / need info

Energy Conflicts – ?

MUDDY MOUNTAINS HMA

  •  NV0503 – Horse
  •  78,705 acres; 77,196 BLM
  • AML:    ZERO – 0  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #  31  horses    # 31 burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

NEVADA WILD HORSE RANGE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2020 NEVADA WILD HORSE RANGE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
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NEW PASS-RAVENSWOOD HMA #newpass #ravenswood

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2004 NEVADA investigation into wild horse deaths due to ‘BLM claimed’ drought – AWHPC
Return To Freedom and Laura Moretti visit HMA’s to verify BLM claims.  “Only the HMAs (Herd Management Areas) that did not have cattle grazing on them were without water; those that had cattle had plenty of water. On all the cattle-free HMAs visited, water tanks and troughs were empty and had been for some time; pipes and pumps had been disconnected. Presumably, when cattle are removed from the HMAs, the water sources are disengaged and abandoned until the next cattle-grazing season. It is on those fenced-off HMAs that horse fatalities were found: seven animals were found dead within a couple of hundred feet of each other; another was found on the Ravenwood HMA trapped by a fence keeping him from a water source; the skeletons of six more were found close together on the Pilot Mountains HMA near dried and abandoned water troughs. Meanwhile, on the HMAs where cattle was left to graze, water sources were readily available.”  (tags Ravenwood HMA, Pilot Mountain HMA, deaths, wild horses,investigation, drought, blm)

Dead horse due to ‘no water access’. Notice the malnourished cattle on the others side of the HMA fence. (Unsure if this image is Pine Mountain or ‘Ravenwood HMA’ see Pilot Mtn HMA for more images)

NORTH MONITOR HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
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Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
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NORTH STILLWATER HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                   
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

OWYHEE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2018 OWYHEE COMPLEX EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
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Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
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2016 OWYHEE WILD HORSE GATHER

Herd size after gather:                Livestock on pasture:             Energy Conflict:

Original herd size:  0 // 0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared

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GATHER REPORT

OWYHEE COMPLEX
The Owyhee Complex wild horses are located within both the Elko and Winnemucca, Nevada, districts of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The 1.1 million-acre complex comprises five Herd Management Areas (HMAs): Snowstorm Mountains, Little Owyhee, Rock Creek, Owyhee, and Little Humboldt.

https://www.americanwildhorsecampaign.org/media/herds-across-west-owyhee-complex-wild-horses

2018 OWYHEE COMPLEX EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

PALMETTO HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

PANCAKE HMA (#pancake)

was called East sand springs? find out when this changed and how many herds disappeared / area shrunk?

  • NV0415 / BRISTLECONE FO / White Pine and Nye Counties
  • Acres: 849,922 / 849,613 acres of BLM land and 309 acres of a mix of private and other public lands
  • AML:  240-493
  • Livestock AMU:  32,020 cattle & sheep                 
  • EST 2020:    #  3,004  horses    # 0  burros   # 22,262 cattle & sheep
  • EST 2016: # 1,800
  • EST 2012: #1,200   
Grazing allotments: 5 / records as of 2020

DUCKWATER NV00701, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 19,290 – Livestock use 14,386
NEWARK NV00608, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 9,645 – Livestock use 4,976
SOUTH PANCAKE NV00615, Sheep / Total AUMs 1,155 – Livestock use 1,058
SIX MILE NV00613, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 1,205 – Livestock use 1,597
MONTE CRISTO NV00614, Cattle / Total AUMs 725 – Livestock use 245

2020 combined livestock use= 22,262

Newark is also park of Triple B HMA

BLM horse population guesstimates – unverified

2021 horse pop: 3,244
2020 horse pop: 3,004
EST 2016: # 1,800
EST 2012: #1,200 

Laura Leigh – WHE video 12/24/2021

2022 PANCAKE COMPLEX WILD HORSE GATHER

ePlanning

Pop est: 3,244
Animals:   2,054 Wild Horses (853 Stallions, 954 Mares, and 247 Foals)  gathered / 24 Wild Horses (6 Stallions, 18 Mares, and 0 Foals) returned / 26 deaths Acute: 5-Pre-existing: 21 / 18 mares fertility– PZP22 / 0 collared
Date of gather:  jan 10-23 -Feb 14, 2022   Gather Method:  HELI
Contractor:   CATTOOR   Contract price: 140L0622F0043 $642,540.00                   
Plan Gathered: 2060 Animals shipped:  2,004 Wild Horses (836 Stallions, 922 Mares, and 246 Foals)  Facility:   INDIAN LAKES / PALOMINO / SUTHERLAND   
Max capacity:  3000 / 1850 / 1000            Public Access: N / Y / N 
Dead Animals: 26      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: yes / how far ?
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Plan and Gather Details:

archive

https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-issues-record-decision-pancake-complex-wild-horse-gather-plan-environmental

The Bureau of Land Management’s Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office and Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office plan to begin the Pancake Complex Wild Horse Gather on or about January 10, 2022.
Details of Gather

The BLM will utilize the services of a helicopter contractor to gather up to 2,060 horses and remove up to 2,030 excess wild horses.  Up to 30 previously treated mares will be treated with  a population suppression vaccine and released back to the range.  During the gather, the BLM will collect information on herd characteristics and determine herd health.Purpose of Gather

The purpose of the gather is to prevent undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses, to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands, consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Removing excess animals would also enable significant progress toward achieving the Standards for Rangeland Health identified by the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council.

The action is also necessary to reduce overpopulation of wild horses within and outside the Complex, where there currently is not enough water and/or forage to support the number of horses in the area, and to prevent further degradation of public lands by helping to balance herd size.Public Observation

Members of the public are welcome to view the gather operations, provided that doing so does not jeopardize the safety of the animals, staff and observers, or disrupt gather operations. The BLM anticipates that viewing opportunities will begin on or about January 11, 2022, weather and logistics permitting. Please review the “Know Before You Go” and “Visitation Protocol and Ground Rules” documents, located on the right-hand side of this page, before planning to attend.

All media and/or visitors wanting to attend gather operations as an observer must ​RSVP to 775-296-0679 by 5:30 p.m. the night before the intended observation date. They will receive a call back no later than 9 p.m. with the observation schedule, meeting time and location. A Public Affairs Officer and/or a Law Enforcement Officer will meet the public each morning at the pre-determined meeting location, to escort the group to and from the gather observation and/or holding sites. Observers must provide their own transportation. The BLM recommends a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle with spare tires and extra can of gas. Adoption Information

Horses identified for removal will be transported to the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral, in Fallon, Nev.; Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center, in Sparks, Nev.; and Sutherland Off-Range Corral in Sutherland, Utah, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program. Those that are not placed into a new home will be cared for in off-range pastures, where they live off the rest of their lives on grass pastures. For information on how to adopt a wild horse, visit http://www.blm.gov/whb.Background

The Pancake Complex, about 30 miles west of Ely or 80 miles northeast of Tonopah, Nev., consists of the Sand Springs West and Pancake Herd Management Areas (HMAs), Jakes Wash Herd Area (HA) and Monte Cristo Wild Horse Territory (WHT). The BLM Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office administers the Sand Springs West HMA. The BLM Ely District Office administers the Pancake HMA and Jakes Wash HA. The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District administers the Monte Cristo WHT. The gather may also take place in areas outside the Complex where wild horses have moved in search of food and water and are creating a public safety hazard by traveling across roads and highways.

The current population estimate for the Pancake Complex is 3,244 wild horses, excluding the 2021 foal crop. Appropriate Management Level is 361-638 wild horses. AML is the level at which wild horse populations are consistent with the land’s capacity to support them and other mandated uses of those lands, including protecting ecological processes and habitat for other resources.

Access the decision record and determination of National Environmental Policy Act adequacy at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003386/510. For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, call 1-866-468-7826 or email wildhorse@blm.gov

2022 Daily Gather Reports

SUMMARY – Gather Status

As of February 14, 2022

Animals Gathered: 
2,054 Wild Horses (853 Stallions, 954 Mares, and 247 Foals) 

Animals Shipped: 
2,004 Wild Horses (836 Stallions, 922 Mares, and 246 Foals)  

Animals Treated with Fertility Control:
18 Wild Horses (0 Stallions, 18 Mares, and 0 Foals) 
  PZP-22: 18 (18 Mares)

Animals Released:
24 Wild Horses (6 Stallions, 18 Mares, and 0 Foals) 

Deaths: 26
-Sudden / Acute: 5
-Pre-existing / Chronic: 21



Monday, Feb 14

Summary: Gather operations concluded. 

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 44 (23 Stallions, 20 Mares, and 1 Foal)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 6 (3 Stallions, 3 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Feb 13

Summary: Final day of gathering operations; final shipping planned for tomorrow. High 58 Low 41

Animals Gathered: 25 (14 Stallions, 10 Mares, and 1 Foal)

Animals Shipped: 48 (17 Stallions, 18 Mares, and 13 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 2

– Sudden / Acute: 1

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

8 year old Sorrel Stallion died unexpectedly due to acute injury (fractured neck)

20+ year old Bay Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (pre-existing fracture to rear leg)


Saturday, Feb 12

Summary: High 59 Low 37

Animals Gathered: 49 (17 Stallions, 25 Mares, and 7 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 41 (14 Stallions, 27 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Feb 11

Summary: High 56 Low 32

Animals Gathered: 25 (7 Stallions, 12 Mares, and 6 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 51 (0 Stallions, 29 Mares, and 22 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Feb 10

Summary: High 59 Low 35

Animals Gathered: 56 (13 Stallions, 27 Mares, and 16 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 42 (28 Stallions, 14 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

3 year old Bay Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Blind/missing eye)


Wednesday, Feb 9

Summary: High 58 Low 38

Animals Gathered: 39 (18 Stallions, 15 Mares, and 6 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 46 (14 Stallions, 23 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

20+ year old Roan Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Body condition/Unable to maintain or improve)

20+ year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Body condition/Unable to maintain or improve)

6 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Blind/missing eye)


Tuesday, Feb 8

Summary: High 61 Low 31

Animals Gathered: 69 (26 Stallions, 34 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 90 (35 Stallions, 45 Mares, and 10 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 2

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

12 year old Roan Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Congenital Kyphosis of spine)

11 year old Bay Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Blind/missing eye)


Monday, Feb 7

Summary: High 51 Low 22

Animals Gathered: 85 (31 Stallions, 44 Mares, and 10 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0  Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Feb 6

Summary: High 36 Low 28

Animals Gathered: 23 (13 Stallions, 10 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 88 (43 Stallions, 35 Mares, and 10 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 14 (3 Stallions, 11 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 3

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

20 year old Sorrel Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Lameness)

20 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Severe tooth loss)

11 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Blind/missing eye)


Saturday, Feb 5

Summary: High 43 Low 22

Animals Gathered: 69 (32 Stallions, 36 Mares, and 1 Foal)

Animals Shipped: 41 (13 Stallions, 28 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

– Sudden / Acute: 1

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

18 year old Sorrel Stallion died unexpectedly due to acute injury  (fractured neck)


Friday, Feb 4

Summary: High 43 Low 23

Animals Gathered: 25 (12 Stallions, 10 Mares, and 3 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 40 (26 Stallions, 14 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Feb 3

Summary: High 43 Low 23

Animals Gathered: 79 (35 Stallions, 38 Mares, and 6 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 42 (21 Stallions, 15 Mares, and 6 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

20+ year old Sorrel Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Physical defect – congenital/lax flexor tendons in both front legs)


Wednesday, Feb 2

Summary: Flying operations shut down due to wind. High 30 Low 21

Animals Gathered: 33 (15 Stallions, 15 Mares, and 3 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 42 (19 Stallions, 23 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, Feb 1

Summary: New trap set up and no flying operations due to wind. High 46 Low 27

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 42 (14 Stallions, 28 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Monday, Jan 31

Summary: High 51 Low 27

Animals Gathered: 64 (25 Stallions, 37 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 89 (31 Stallions, 42 Mares, and 16 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Jan 30

Summary: High 51 Low 27

Animals Gathered: 127 (53 Stallions, 58 Mares, and 16 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 42 (17 Stallions, 17 Mares, and 8 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, Jan 29

Summary: Set up new trap; no flying today. High 42 Low 17

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 87 (42 Stallions, 45 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Jan 28

Summary: High 42 Low 17

Animals Gathered: 99 (43 Stallions, 47 Mares, and 9 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 130 (59 Stallions, 56 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 2

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

11 year old Sorrel Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Blind missing eye)

6 year old Roan Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Blind missing eye)


Thursday, Jan 27

Summary: High 46 Low 31

Animals Gathered: 134 (57 Stallions, 62 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 43 (18 Stallions, 13 Mares, and 12 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Wednesday, Jan 26

Summary: High 42 Low 15

Animals Gathered: 66 (33 Stallions, 25 Mares, and 8 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, Jan 25

Summary: No flying today due to high winds

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 39 (26 Stallions, 13 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Monday, Jan 24

Summary: High 43 Low 32

Animals Gathered: 38 (15 Stallions, 19 Mares, and 4 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 39 (0 Stallions, 34 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Jan 23

Summary: High 36 Low 14

Animals Gathered: 17 (5 Stallions, 7 Mares, and 5 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 81 (44 Stallions, 26 Mares, and 11 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, Jan 22

Summary: High 34 Low 23

Animals Gathered: 80 (32 Stallions, 40 Mares, and 8 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 1

– Sudden / Acute: 1

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

20 year old Bay Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to acute injury (Break)


Friday, Jan 21

Summary: Unable to fly today due to weather conditions High 38 Low 26 Snow and winds 20-30 mph

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Thursday, Jan 20

Summary: High 47 Low 23  

Animals Gathered: 37 (21 Stallions, 13 Mares, and 3 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 42 (19 Stallions, 21 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Wednesday, Jan 19

Summary: High 51 Low 29 

Animals Gathered: 29 (10 Stallions, 17 Mares, and 2 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 82 (26 Stallions, 46 Mares, and 10 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Tuesday, Jan 18

Summary: High 48 Low 26

Animals Gathered: 73 (30 Stallions, 33 Mares, and 10 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 85 (46 Stallions, 27 Mares, and 12 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths 1

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

6 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Blind missing an eye)


Monday, Jan 17

Summary: High 47 Low 22

Animals Gathered: 85 (34 Stallions, 39 Mares, and 12 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 88 (31 Stallions, 40 Mares, and 17 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Sunday, Jan 16

Summary: High 49 Low 24

Animals Gathered: 114 (49 Stallions, 48 Mares, and 17 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 59 (26 Stallions, 33 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, Jan 15

Summary: None

Animals Gathered: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 132 (86 Stallions, 30 Mares, and 16 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 4 (0 Stallions, 4 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths 0

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Friday, Jan 14

Summary: High 46 Low 30  

Animals Gathered: 135 (55 Stallions, 64 Mares, and 16 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 45 (0 Stallions, 37 Mares, and 8 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths 2

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

4 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Blind)

20+ year old Black Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Body Condition unable to maintain or improve)


Thursday, Jan 13

Summary: High 49 Low 32 

Animals Gathered: 75 (37 Stallions, 30 Mares, and 8 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 131 (42 Stallions, 74 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths 3

– Sudden / Acute: 0

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 3

8 year old Bay Stallion was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Break)

3 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Congenital Sway back)

20+ year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to pre-existing condition (Body Condition unable to maintain or improve)


Wednesday, Jan 12

Summary: High 47 Low 19 

Animals Gathered: 147 (60 Stallions, 72 Mares, and 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 133 (56 Stallions, 49 Mares, and 28 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 2

– Sudden / Acute: 1

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 3 year old Bay Stallion died unexpectedly due to pre-existing condition (Respiratory Pneumonia).
  • 3 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to acute condition (Recumbent and in a weakened condition, unable to get up).

Tuesday, Jan 11

Summary: High 47 Low 19 

Animals Gathered: 157 (61 Stallions, 67 Mares, and 29 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Animals Treated with Fertility Control: (0 Stallions, 0 Mares)
– PZP-22: 0 (0 Mares)
– GonaCon: 0 (0 Mares)

Animals Released: 0 (0 Stallions, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)

Deaths: 2

– Sudden / Acute: 1

– Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 7 year old Bay Mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to chronic pre-existing condition (Break)
  • Bay Foal was euthanized in accordance with IM 2021-007 due to acute injury (Break)

2018 PANCAKE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Animals:   89 gathered / 0 returned / 3 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:   (jul 9 -aug 31 2018)      Gather Method:  bait
Contractor:     ?                             Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 250 Animals Shipped: 86                       
FacilityINDIAN LAKES     Max capacity:  3000       Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: 3      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO
Notes

Plan and Gather Details

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office on or about Monday, July 9 will begin gathering and removing approximately 250 excess wild horses from Big Sand Spring Valley in the Pancake Herd Management Area as there is not enough water to support the number of horses in the area.Purpose of Gather

The purpose of the gather is to help as many horses as possible while protecting the habitat for other wildlife, including water sources and vegetation.  Without emergency action, the condition of the wild horses in the Big Sand Spring Valley is expected to deteriorate, potentially resulting in the death of some of the horses within a few weeks.  In addition, the overpopulation of wild horses on the limited water supply is reducing the spring’s flow due to trampling and depriving other wildlife of water.  Limited water is available in the foothills. Heavy to severe wild horse use in the valley bottoms and at spring sources and heavy trailing is affecting vegetative resources, degrading habitat necessary for wildlife, including that of the Greater Sage-grouse.Details of Gather

The gather will be conducted by BLM employees (not contractors) using the bait and water trap method; no helicopters will be used.  Corrals will be placed within the Pancake Herd Management Area (HMA) about 30 miles west of Ely and 80 miles northeast of Tonopah, Nev.  Public Observation

The BLM will conduct this operation by using temporary water and bait traps consisting of a series of corral panels stocked with water and hay; no helicopters will be used.  Because of the nature of the bait and water trap method, wild horses are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity; therefore, only essential gather operation personnel will be allowed at the trap site during operations.Adoption Information

The horses identified for removal will be transported to the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corrals in Fallon, Nev., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program.  For information on how to adopt a wild horse or burro, visit http://www.blm.gov/whb.Background

The Pancake HMA encompasses 855,000 acres.  Wild horses overpopulate nearly 120,000 acres of this area, which has an Appropriate Management Level of 240-493 wild horses.  With a current population of approximately 2,160 wild horses, valuable resources have been depleted, affecting the health of those animals.  The central portion of Big Sand Spring Valley is extremely dry with few perennial waters and the area has been closed to cattle grazing since 2000. 

GATHER REPORTS

Accumulative totals

Animals Gathered
89 (33 Studs, 41 Mares, 15 Foals)

Animal Deaths
Pre-existing Conditions: 2
Acute: 1

Animals Shipped
86 (32 Studs, 40 Mares, 14 Foals)


Aug. 31, 2018

Summary: Conditions were mostly sunny, low 46 degrees, high 86 degrees

Animals gathered: 1 (0 Studs, 1 Mare, 0 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 3 (1 Stud, 2 Mares, 0 Foals)
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Aug. 30, 2018

Summary: Conditions were mostly sunny, low 45 degrees, high 85 degrees

Animals gathered: 3 (2 Studs, 1 Mare, 0 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, 0 Foals)
Total Deaths Today:  1
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 1 – 12 yr. old Sorrel Stallion (BCS 1.5) with a club foot (right rear), euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to a hopeless prognosis for recovery


Aug. 16, 2018

Summary: Conditions were mostly sunny, low 60 degrees, high 100+/- degrees

Animals gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, 0 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 12 (4 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Aug. 15, 2018

Summary: Conditions were mostly sunny, low 60+/- degrees, high 100 degrees

Animals gathered: 12 (4 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Aug. 9, 2018

Summary: Conditions were cloudy, low 60 degrees, high 100 degrees

Animals gathered: 21 (11 Studs, 7 Mares, 3 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 51 (20 Studs, 21 Mares, 10 Foals)
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Aug. 8, 2018

Summary: Conditions were Sunny, light wind, with temperatures as high as 98 degrees and lows in the mid 60 degree range

Animals gathered: 8 (3 Studs, 2 Mares, 3 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


Aug. 7, 2018

Summary: Conditions were Sunny, light wind, with temperatures as high as 98 degrees and lows in the mid 60 degree range

Animals gathered: 6 (2 Studs, 4 Mares, 0 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: – 4-yr-old bay mare, water toxicity. Horse was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to a hopeless prognosis for recovery


Aug. 6, 2018

Summary: Conditions were Sunny, light wind, with temperatures as high as 98 degrees and lows in the mid 60 degree range

Animals gathered: 17 (4 Studs, 9 Mares, 4 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 0
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


July 11, 2018

Summary: No horses were gathered today; gather is currently on hold until area dries out from heavy rain storms that occurred on July 10

Animals gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, 0 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 20 (7 Studs, 11 Mares, 2 Foals)
Total Deaths Today:  0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


July 10, 2018

Summary: Conditions were Sunny, light wind, with temperatures as high as 98 degrees and lows in the mid 60 degree range

Animals gathered: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, 0 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 20 (7 Studs, 11 Mares, 2 Foals)
Total Deaths Today: 0 
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


July 9, 2018

Summary: Conditions were Sunny, light wind, with temperatures as high as 98 degrees and lows in the mid 60 degree range

Animals gathered: 21 (7 Studs, 11 Mares, 3 Foals)

Mares treated with fertility control: 0
Animals shipped: 0
Total Deaths Today:  
   Acute: 1 – foal, bay filly was humanely euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to a hopeless prognosis for recovery due to a broken leg that occurred when kick by a horse in the trap area.
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


2016 PANCAKE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Animals:   139 gathered / 0 returned / 2 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:  sep 27- oct 4 2016           Gather Method:  Bait
Contractor:  CATTOOR        Contract price: $170,280.00 INL16PD01210                  
Plan Gathered: ?                     
Facility:  INDIAN LAKES        Max capacity:   3000            Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: 2      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO

Plan & Gather Details:

Purpose of Gather:Wild Horse and Burro Logo

To remove excess wild horses from the Big Sand Spring Valley portion of the Pancake herd management area (HMA), located about 30 miles west of Ely or 80 miles northeast of Tonopah, due to declining water availability. The BLM monitors water sources districtwide and since late August has been hauling water to Martilletti and Moody Springs which have significantly declined in water production. Despite BLM efforts, water remains limited at the springs and two very small neighboring water sources.

Details of Gather:

The BLM will utilize the services of a Federal gather contractor to conduct a bait/water trap gather. Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the Pancake HMA is 240-493 wild horses. The current population is estimated at 1,800 wild horses based on a March 2016 population inventory.

Public Observation:

Because of the need for wild horses to adjust to the hay and corrals in a quick and safe manner, only essential wild horse personnel will be allowed at the gather sites during initial operations.

Depending on the animals’ adjustment, public viewing through an escorted tour of the temporary holding facility may be arranged at some point during the gather.

Adoption Information:

Wild horses removed from the Pancake HMA will be transported to the Indian Lakes off-range corrals, in Fallon, Nev., to be prepared for the BLM’s adoption program. Animals for which there is no adoption demand will be placed in off-range pastures where they will be humanely cared for and retain their “wild” status and protection under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The BLM does not sell or send any horses to slaughter.

Background:

The approximately 1,259,739-acre Pancake Complex is typical of the Great Basin region, characterized by north-south trending mountain ranges. Significant features are large flat valley bottoms and steep mountains with elevations ranging from about 5,000 feet on the valley floors to 11,000 feet atop the mountain peaks. The area is remote and rugged. Vegetation in the HMA consists primarily of brush, fir and mountain mahogany in the higher elevations, pinion-juniper and sagebrush on the lower mountain slopes and white sage, black sage, saltbush and other “salt desert shrub” type communities on the valley floors.

The area falls within the Great Basin Desert which encompasses much of Nevada and western Utah, portions of southern Oregon and small parts of California and Idaho. The Great Basin is effectively cut off from the westerly flow of Pacific moisture due to crossing air masses created by the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges that cool and precipitate much of the moisture out. The result is a cold, dry desert. Precipitation in the Pancake Complex ranges from approximately five inches on the valley bottoms to 20 inches on the mountain peaks. Most of this precipitation comes in the form of snow during the winter months. Summers are hot and dry, with high temperatures in the 90s or higher. Winters are cold, with temperatures dropping to as low as 20 degrees below zero.

For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, call 1-866-468-7826 or email wildhorse@blm.gov.

Pictures of the conditions at the springs:

GATHER REPORTS

Tuesday, September 27

Summary: 10 studs, 5 mares, 3 foals have been gathered. Operations will continue at same trap site.

Animals gathered: 18
Animals shipped: 
Total deaths today: 0
Acute: 
Chronic/Pre-existing: 

Wednesday, September 28

Summary: 12 studs, 16 mares, 10 foals have been gathered. Operations will continue at same trap site.

Animals gathered: 38
Animals shipped: 
Total deaths today: 1
Acute: 1*
Chronic/Pre-existing:

* broken neck.  

Thursday, September 29

Summary: 9 studs, 1 mares, 1 foal have been gathered.

Animals gathered: 11
Animals shipped: 
Total deaths today: 1
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 1*

* pneumonia with a Henneke body condition score of 2 with a poor or hopeless prognosis for improvement

Friday, September 30

Summary: 5 studs have been gathered.

Animals gathered: 5
Animals shipped: 
Total deaths today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Saturday, October 1

Summary: 9 studs, 13 mares, 5 foals have been gathered.

Animals gathered: 27
Animals shipped: 
Total deaths today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sunday, October 2

Summary: No horses gathered. 

Animals gathered: 0
Animals shipped: 
Total deaths today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Monday, October 3

Summary: 2 studs, 5 mares, 3 foals have been gathered. 

Animals gathered: 10
Animals shipped: 
Total deaths today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Tuesday, October 4

Summary: 11 studs, 15 mares, 4 foals have been gathered.

Animals gathered: 30
Animals shipped: 
Total deaths today: 0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


2012 Pancake emergency wild horse gather

Animals:   131 gathered / 7 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:    Sep 12-13 2012       Gather Method:  Heli
Contractor:  CATTOOR – INL12PD01578  Contract price:  $72,656.52                
Plan Gathered:   100-125          Animals Gathered: 124
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:  PALOMINO          Max capacity:   1,850       Public Access: Y
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?        
Public viewing: yes
Plan: remove 100-125 excess wild horses from the southern portion of the Pancake Herd Management Area (HMA), Nye County
Notes: BCS: 2 & 3, with a few wild horses observed to be higher or lower

Plan and details

Was the Proposed Action considered in the Final EA? lots of info in the pdf not shown below


The Proposed Action is to conduct an emergency gather operation to gather and remove 100-125 excess wild horses from the southern portion of the Pancake Herd Management Area (HMA), Nye County (See Map in Appendix A). A sufficient number of wild horses would be gathered, primarily from the southern portion of the Pancake HMA due to the continuing decline in the animals’
condition caused by severe drought conditions resulting in minimal vegetation growth and reduced
water availability. BLM’s monitoring of wild horse condition indicates that the body conditions of
wild horses in the southern portion of the HMA based on the Henneke body condition scoring
system (BCS) are generally very thin (BCS 2) to moderately thin (BCS 4). Wild horses at BCS 2
are at risk of death if they remain on the range given the current drought conditions. Given the weak
state of the horses in the southern portion of the Pancake HMA, a veterinarian will be onsite at the
temporary holding facility to provide recommendations regarding care, treatment, and, if necessary,
euthanasia. [per BLM Manual 4720.23] The BLM Euthanasia Policy is outlined in WO-IM-2009-
041 and is used as a guide to determine if animals meet the criteria and should be euthanized.
No population control measures would be implemented during this gather operation, which would
be limited to removal of a targeted number of excess horses only.

Although horses were gathered in the winter of 2012, this gather did not appreciably reduce the number of horses on the Pancake HMA so that there were significant changes in forage utilization.
The area of concern is within the southern portion of the Pancake HMA around Big Sand Springs Valley and the Ike Bench (eastside of the Pancake Range). An aerial direct count population inventory on August 28, 2012 observed 146 wild horses within the affected area of the Pancake HMA.

Gather Reports – 2012
Date/2012Comments
Thursday,
Sept. 13
Summary:  The BLM gathered 51 horses today. The BLM shipped 73 horses to Palomino Valley. Gather operations concluded today.  The remaining horses not yet shipped will ship out tomorrow morning.Animals gathered:   51
Animals shipped:   73
Gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   none
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   none
Wednesday,
Sept. 12
Summary:  Gather operations started today.  The BLM gathered 80 horses today. The BLM did not ship horses today.Animals gathered:   80
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   none
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   none

Facility and Vet Report

Palomino Valley Center
Totals To DateAnimals
Received
Animal
Deaths
 1240

Date/2012FacilityComments
Friday,
September 14
Palomino ValleySummary: Received one load of 51 horses today, 28 Studs, 14 Mares, 9 Foals.  All horses offloaded without incident and are eating grass hay and have water available.  Horses received today are in mostly poor condition, body class 2 to 4.  Horses received yesterday look better today. Animals received:  51
Animal deaths at facility:  
Cause: none
Thursday,
September 13
Palomino ValleySummary:  Received one load of 73 horses today, 20 Studs, 34 Mares, 19 Foals.  All horses offloaded without incident and are currently eating grass hay and have water available.  Horses received today are in mostly poor condition, body class 1.5 to 3. Animals received:  73
Animal deaths at facility:  
Cause: none


jan 2012 gather mentioned here

The BLM last gathered and removed excess wild horses from the Pancake Complex in January 2012. The Complex consists of the Pancake and Sand Springs West HMAs and Jakes Wash Herd Area (HA). The BLM gathered 1,115 horses. The BLM released 287 horses, including 124 mares treated with the fertility vaccine PZP, back to the HMAs.


CONTRACTS LOCATED – Pancake

2022 NV RENO WASHOE / CT 140L0622F0043 -0 / (01/10/2022-03/01/2022) / OPEN / $642,540.00 / Nevada PANCAKE COMPLEX WILD HORSE DRIVE TRAP GATHER / 4

2018 ? bait / unable to locate contract

2016 NV ELY WHITE PINE /CT INL16PD01210 -1 / (09/15/2016-11/18/2016) / OPEN / $170,280.00 / PANCAKE HMA EMERGENCY HORSE BAIT TRAP GATHER, NEVADA ZONE 4 / 3

2012 NV RENO WASHOE / CT INL12PD01578 -1 / (09/10/2012-09/23/2012) / OPEN / $72,656.52 / Pancake Emergency Gather/2

2011-12 NV RENO WASHOE / CT INL12PD00119 -2 / (12/21/2011-02/22/2012) / CLOSED / $454,536.90 / Pancake Wild Horse Gather /1

PARADISE PEAK WHT #paradise

  • 14,700 acres in the southeast portion of the Paradise Mountain Range in Humbold-Toiyabe NF /Austin Ranger District / ph: 775-964-2671
  • AML:  0 / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:      #  0  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  20-30  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife: deer and mountain lion
Grazing – yes / need info

Energy Conflicts – Yes

Mining has been active within the territory. Results of past mineral operations have left numerous unreclaimed roads, pits, and trenches. Ore mined in the area include iron, magnesite, and gold.


https://www.fs.fed.us/wild-horse-burro/documents/territories/USFSWildHorseBurroTerritories2014.pdf

PAYMASTER HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

PILOT MOUNTAIN HMA #pilot

  • NV0314 – TONOPAH FO & STILLWATER FO / county ?
  •  477,133  acres: BLM 475,440
  • AML: 249-415
  • Livestock AMU:  17,343  cattle                    
  • EST 2020: # 653  horses  #  0 burros # 5,033 cattle  # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 4 / records as of 2020 #pilotmtngrazing

2020 Horse pop: 653 cattle: 5,033

MONTE CRISTO NV00145, Cattle / Total AUMs 9,351 – Livestock use 2,735 (also a section is in paymaster HMA
PILOT-TABLE MOUNTAIN NV03574, Cattle / Total AUMs 5,661- Livestock use 1,504
GILLIS MOUNTAIN NV03536, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,331- Livestock use 422 (uses small section of HMA)
CEDAR MOUNTAIN NV03515, Cattle / Total AUMs 0 – Livestock use 372 (shows active but no aum on map?, is this error or are they trespass cattle?)

2004 NEVADA investigation into wild horse deaths due to ‘BLM claimed’ drought – AWHPC
(photos) Return To Freedom and Laura Moretti visit HMA’s to verify BLM claims.  “Only the HMAs (Herd Management Areas) that did not have cattle grazing on them were without water; those that had cattle had plenty of water. On all the cattle-free HMAs visited, water tanks and troughs were empty and had been for some time; pipes and pumps had been disconnected. Presumably, when cattle are removed from the HMAs, the water sources are disengaged and abandoned until the next cattle-grazing season. It is on those fenced-off HMAs that horse fatalities were found: seven animals were found dead within a couple of hundred feet of each other; another was found on the Ravenwood HMA trapped by a fence keeping him from a water source; the skeletons of six more were found close together on the Pilot Mountains HMA near dried and abandoned water troughs. Meanwhile, on the HMAs where cattle was left to graze, water sources were readily available.”  (tags Ravenwood HMA, Pilot Mountain HMA, deaths, wild horses,investigation, drought, blm)

PINE NUT MOUNTAINS HMA

  • NV0305 – Horse
  • 104,316  acres = BLM 95,391
  • AML: 118-179
  • Livestock AMU:  3571 cattle / sheep                  
  • EST 2020:     # 232 horses    # 0  burros   # 1,236 cattle / sheep
Grazing allotments: 4 / records as of 2020

Hackett Canyon NV03541, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 185 – Livestock use 216
Buckeye NV03509, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 1952 – Livestock use 775
Churchill Canyon NV03518, Cattle / Total AUMs 1275 – Livestock use 193
Sunrise NV03590, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 159 – Livestock use 52

buckeye & churchill are part of larger allotments

RATTLESNAKE HMA #rattlesnake

(southern 1/2) 37,400 acres

RAVENSWOOD HMA (See New-Pass Ravenswood HMA above) #ravenswood

RED ROCK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2001 Red Rock Project was proposed to repair fences and build an underpass for burros. Not sure if it ever was created.

REVEILLE HMA

  • NV0619 – Horse
  • 105,499 acres = BLM 104,500
  • AML:  82-138 
  • Livestock AMU:  25,730 cattle                  
  • EST 2020:     #  99  horses    # 0  burros   # 8,781 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

Reveille NV00085, Cattle / Total AUMs 25,730 – Total Livestock 8,781

This allotment extends into warm springs area


2020 REVEILLE WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts: yes                           Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan:
Gather Details:
Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:


2017 REVEILLE WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:  y                          Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan:
Gather Details:
Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:

ROBERTS MOUNTAIN HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

ROCK CREEK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2016 OWYHEE WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan:
Gather Details:
Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:

QUINN WILD HORSE TERRITORY #quinn

  • ? acre in Humbold-Toiyabe NF / Ely Ranger District / ph: 775-289-3031
  • AML:  0 / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2014:      #  0  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife: ?
Grazing – ? / need info

Energy Conflicts – ?

ROCKY HILLS HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SAND SPRINGS WEST HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SAULSBURY HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SEAMAN HMA

  • 358,800 acres acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SEVEN MILE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan:
Gather Details:
Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:

SEVEN TROUGHS HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SHAWAVE MOUNTAINS HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2020 SHAWAVE MOUNTAINS WILD HORSE AND BURRO GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan:
Gather Details:
Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:

https://nevadastate.news/2020/08/blm-concludes-shawave-mountains-herd-management-area-wild-horse-and-burro-gather/

Shoshone Wild Horse Territory #shoshone

  • 109,440 acres in the Shoshone Mountain Range in Humbold-Toiyabe NF /Austin Ranger District / ph: 775-964-2671
  • AML:  0 / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2014:      #  0  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife: deer
Grazing – yes / need info

Energy Conflicts – ?

SHELDON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – USFS

  • Acre: ? / ? USFS / ? County
  • AML:  0 / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2014:      #  0  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep

The Sheldon Refuge is noted for its population of wild horses. By 2014, now all removed and all horses zeroed out.

Controversy

Proposals to cull some of the alleged excess population of the mustang in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge were drawing public concern as of 2008. The official USFWS position, as stated on their refuge’s website, was “horses and burros are not native to Sheldon Refuge. They are descended from domestic stock turned loose around the turn of the twentieth century. They are primarily grass eaters, and their grazing can devastate native vegetation and cause severe damage to riparian habitat.”[5] Some private-sector advocates, such as the Sierra Club, agree with the USFWS position.[4]

In response, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign has accused the USFWS of conducting “helicopter round-ups during foaling season” in the Sheldon Refuge.[8] Due to the negative impact horses and burros have on riparian areas and the resulting strain on native wildlife, Sheldon NWR officials announced a decision to remove all horses from the refuge by 2014 and they all were removed.[9]

WARNING: Graphic Documentation of brutal results from Dave Cattoor and KG Livestock 2006 Shelton NWR roundup.

SILVER KING HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2021 SILVER KING HMA WILD HORSE GATHER

2019 CALIENTE COMPLEX WILD HORSE GATHER

2018 SILVER KING WILD HORSE GATHER

2016 EAGLE AND SILVER KING WILD HORSE GATHER

SILVER PEAK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SNOWSTORM MOUNTAINS HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SOUTH SHOSHONE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SOUTH STILLWATER HMA

  • Acres:
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

Spring Mountains Wild Horse & Burro Complex – HA

Humboldt Toiyabe-National Forest – Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
SM Complex is comprised of three Joint Management Areas (JMAs), each of which has a paired USFS Wild Horse and Burro Territory (WHBT) and BLM Herd Management Area (HMAs) as shown by Map 1 (Appendix A. Map Package). Both wild horses and wild burros occur on all three JMAs.

FS Spring Mountain PROJECT

ROUNDUP COMMENT PERIOD – Sep 29-Oct 29 make your voice heard!

2013 Scoping Document – read first for understanding

FS project map

FS map trap locations shown below

Code # 50001 – Active
Acres:784,325 acres of federal land; of this, 21 percent (164,855 acres) is NFS and 79 percent (619,470 acres) is BLM’s
AML:  
Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # ? burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
District: Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Spring Mountain/Wheeler Pass Joint Management Area
In 1996, the SMNRA GMP established Spring Mountain WHBT/Wheeler Pass HMA AML at 47 horses,
20 burros (Cold Creek 26 horses and 0 burros; Wheeler Pass 11 horses and 0 burros; Wheeler
Wash/Wallace Canyon 10 horses and 20 burros).
In 2005, the BLM completed the Decision Record and EA NV-052-05-399 Johnnie, Muddy Mountains,
and Wheeler Pass Herd Management Areas, Establishment of Appropriate Management Levels – which
established a low and high AML of 47-66 horses and 20-35 burros on Wheeler Pass HMA to be managed
by the Forest Service. For 12-month occupancy, this BLM AML determination is equivalent to a forage
allocation of 792 AUMS for horses (AU factor of 1.0) and 210 AUMS for burros (AU factor of 0.5) for a
total of 1,002 AUM.

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40960&exp=overview

SPRUCE-PEQUOP HMA

  • Acres: 234,975  of BLM land and 5,769 of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 240,744 .
  • AML:   49-82  
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep              
  • EST 2020:             #  ?  horses    # 0  burros   # ? cattle   # ? sheep
  • Wildlife: Wild horses must share their habitat with domestic livestock and wildlife species such as mule deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope

Wells Field Office

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

Spruce NV04346, Cattle / Total AUMs 10,966 – Total Livestock 3,128

STONE CABIN HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                  
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

2021 STONE CABIN EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan:
Gather Details:
Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:


2016 STONE CABIN WILD HORSE GATHER

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan:
Gather Details:
Gather Reports:
IN THE NEWS:

STONEWALL HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

SURPRISE COMPLEX

Consist of 5-6 HMA’s.  Includes Massacre Lakes, High Rock, Wall Canyon, Bitner, Nut Mountain and recently added Fox Hog

  •     acres
  • AML:   
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020


2021 SURPRISE COMPLEX WILD HORSE GATHER

ePlanning

Livestock Conflicts:                            Energy Conflicts:
Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Notes

Plan:
Gather Details:

Tierney Wild Horse Territory #tierney

  • 61,400 acres of Forest Service land in the central portion of the Toiyabe Mountain Rangee in Humbold-Toiyabe NF /Austin Ranger District / ph: 775-964-2671
  • AML:  0 / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2014:      #  0  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  ?  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife:
Grazing – yes / need info

Energy Conflicts – ?

TOBIN RANGE HMA

  •     acres
  • AML:    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep               
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

Toiyabe Wild Horse Territory #toiyabe

  • 74,000 acres of National Forest land and is located on the south end of the Toiyabe Mountain Range in Humbold-Toiyabe NF / Austin-Tonopah Ranger District / ph: tonapah 775-964-2671
  • AML:  0 / zeroed out / inactive
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                 
  • EST 2014:      #  0  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • EST 1971: #  33-35  horses    #  0 burros   #  ? cattle   #  ? sheep
  • Wildife: deer and mountain lion
Grazing – yes / need info

Energy Conflicts – ?

TRIPLE B COMPLEX

Consists of 4 Herd Area : Triple B HMA (Ely), Maverick Medicine HMA (Elko), Antelope Valley HMA west of Hwy 93 (Elko), and Cherry Springs Wild Horse Territory (Elko)

Aug 22 17 Is the Concocted Wild Horse Crisis based on Fraud? – Mary Beth Devlin

2018 TRIPLE B COMPLEX WILD HORSE GATHER

TRIPLE B HMA (#triple-b)

  • Size: 1,230,579 acres of BLM land and 1,915 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 1,232,494 acres.
  • AML: 250-518
  • Livestock AUM: 61,623 cattle & sheep                  
  • EST 2020:   # 1,348   horses  # 0  burros   # 33,930 cattle & sheep
  • EST 2017:   #1,770 with foal crop 2,124
Energy Conflicts: Yes

#triple-b-conflicts

DOI-BLM-NV-L010-2015-0018-EA https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/73898/510

This project also affects wild horses. pg 13

This project also affects sage grouse mating areas and protected bat species. pg 16, 20

Did you know?: A lek is an aggregation of males that gather to engage in competitive displays that may entice visiting females who are surveying prospective partners for copulation. #lek

Nevada Wildcat, LLC has submitted a new CFR §3160 Application for Permit to Drill (APD) for an exploration oil well in Butte Valley, approximately 5 linear miles north of Robbers’ Roost Ridge, in White Pine County. The BLM lease number is NVN-82576. The proposed APD location is in the lower Middle Canyon drainage within the ‘Butte Valley / Southern Part’ Hydrographic Basin (739 mi2) http://water.nv.gov/programs/planning/counties/?county=17. The proposed APD location is about 20 linear miles north of paved U.S. Highway 50. An existing two-track road will be utilized and improved for approximately 5628 feet (1716 meters) from a County-maintained unpaved road. Approximately 200 feet (61 meters) of new road will be constructed from the two-track road to the proposed drill pad location. The proposed drill pad is planned to be 400-ft by 400-ft (3.67 acres). The operator does not specify a proposed road width. However, if the proposed roadbed width is 12 feet, the surface disturbance area for the constructed road, and improved road, would be 1.6 acres. The land surface in the vicinity is very level except for some dry wash gullies. The operator proposes to obtain mineral materials (i.e., gravel) for the drill pad or road from private sources, or to purchase mineral materials from the BLM. The operator states that prior approval will be obtained from the BLM for the gravel source. The proposed water source is the Crest Wheat Well, and the operator plans to obtain the water from Gracian Uhalde, a local rancher (son Michael UHALDE does WHB roundups, both have long history ties to WHB as their family has been ranching for 5 generations).

Estimated water use is about 80,000 gallons. Construction would ideally begin in November 2015, with a spud date of November 15, 2015. The operator proposes to fence the reserve pit on three sides during construction operations, and the fourth side will be fenced as reclamation commences. The operator does not specify a type of fencing or wire for the fence around the reserve pit. No oil will be tested in the reserve pit. No permanent facilities would be built.

Grazing allotments: 19 / records as of 2020 MAP

(#triple-b-grazing)

2020 AUM 61,623 cattle-sheep /  actual use  33,930 / horse 1,348

THIRTY MILE SPRING NV00503, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 8,343 – Livestock use 2,665
WARM SPRINGS NV00606, Cattle / Total AUMs 7,728 – Livestock use 1,443
MAVERICK/RUBY#9 NV04323, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,776- Livestock use 908  /  (WELLS FO)
RUBY VALLEY NV00619, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 458 – Livestock use 184
HORSE HAVEN NV00620, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,059 – Livestock use 2103
MAVERICK SPRINGS NV00621, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,504 – Livestock use 285
WARM SPRINGS TRL NV00622, Sheep / Total AUMs 2,481 – Livestock use 11,380 (205 sheep over limit)
NEWARK NV00608, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 9,645- Livestock use 4,976
DRY MOUNTAIN NV00609, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 1,751 – Livestock use 691
MEDICINE BUTTE NV00501, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 7,701 – Livestock use 3,081
GOSHUTE BASIN NV00402, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 448 – Livestock use 546
INDIAN CREEK NV00401, Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 74 – Livestock use 36
MOORMAN RANCH NV00802,   Cattle / Total AUMs 4,740 – Livestock use 395
BIG ROCK SEEDING NV00428, Cattle / Total AUMs 1,237 – Livestock use 352
GOLD CANYON NV00413, Sheep  / Total AUMs 1,068 – Livestock use 990
CHERRY CREEK NV00403, Cattle / Total AUMs 6,577  – Livestock use 658 /  small portion (see map)
STEPTOE NV00415, Cattle / Total AUMs 2,686 – Livestock use 230 / small portion (see map)
SOUTH BUTTE NV00504, Cattle / Total AUMs 389 – Livestock use 37
NORTH BUTTE NV00502,  Sheep & Cattle / Total AUMs 178 – Livestock use 21
JAKES UNIT TRAIL NV00821, Sheep / Total AUMs 780 – Livestock use 3,960 (12 sheep over limit)

Triple B Complex grazing allotments
IN THE NEWS – Triple B

Aug 22 17 Is the Concocted Wild Horse Crisis based on Fraud? – Mary Beth Devlin

April 9, 2015 at 10:40 AM grandmagregg

I have shared this before but here is some data from a FOIA request regarding 28 male horses from the Triple B that died at Gunnison Prison. All except one was adoption age … so where did all the older sale-authority male horses go? Only 26 Sale Authority age geldings made it to LTH out of 1269 horses captured (3 of those reported dead soon after) Does anyone else think that it was unlikely that there were only about 26 or 27 male horses over the age of ten out of a total of 1269? Does anyone else think that trailer loads of sale-authority age stallions (over ten) were trucked/sold right from the range after capture?

Dead at GUNNISON PRISON:
9 are listed as euthanized due to gelding complications
8 died unexpected body condition unable to maintain
4 died/euthanized fracture/injury head
2 euthanized fractured leg
1 died unexpected other
1 died following illness other
1 died respiratory pneumonia
1 died following illness colic
1 euthanized dangerous


apr 10 12 BLM website archive

August 2011 America Association of Equine Practitioners – WHB Program – BLM Task Force Report


2020 TRIPLE B MAVERICK-MEDICINE EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Animals:   391 gathered / 0 returned / 9 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:    July 28- August 22, 2020     Gather Method: Bait 
Contractor:   CD-WARNER  140L0620F0184    Contract price: $ 211,341.00                  
Plan Gathered: 360 Animals Gathered: 391 (31 more)                       
Facility:   PALOMINO    Max capacity: 1850              Public Access: yes
Dead Animals: 9 – died with pre-existing: (5) blindness and (3) broken legs (1) Hopeless
Public viewing: NO

Notes:  They took 31 more horse than planned and murdered 9 horses. Blindness is not acceptable excuse for a sentence of death. Blind animals manage well in a wild world when cared for by their families, and alone. It’s unlikely the broken legs were ‘pre-existing’ as well. It is unclear what the ‘hopeless’ horse issues were.

GATHER DETAILS

DOI-BLM-NV-E030-2017-0010-EA   archive

Purpose of Gather:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office will begin an emergency wild horse gather on or about July 24, 2020 on the Triple B and Maverick-Medicine Herd Management Areas (HMAs) located about 75 miles northwest of Ely in White Pine County, Nevada.

The action is needed due to lack of water and declining health of the wild horses – the Triple B and Maverick Medicine HMAs have a history of water issues during dry spring and summer months.

All horses identified for removal will be transported to the Palomino Valley Center Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, in Sparks, Nev., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro Adoption and Sale Program.

Details of Gather:

The BLM will conduct gather operations by using temporary water and bait traps consisting of a series of corral panels stocked with water and hay; no helicopters will be used. The BLM plans to gather and remove approximately 360 excess wild horses, once gather operations are completed, approximately 1,318 wild horses will remain in the Triple B HMA and approximately 1,884 wild horses will remain in the Maverick-Medicine HMA. The gather is expected to last approximately 15-30 days.

Background: 

The current population of wild horses, including the 2020 foal crop, in the Triple B HMA was estimated at 1,618 and in the Maverick-Medicine HMA was estimated at 1,944– this is approximately 448% above the appropriate management level (AML) of 250-518 and 166-276 wild horses, respectively.

The purpose of the gather is critical to prevent further deteriorating body condition of the wild horses in the area due to extremely limited water sources, undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses, and to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands, consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

The Triple B HMA is located about 30 miles northwest of Ely, Nevada, in White Pine County. The area consists of 1,230,579 acres of BLM land and 1,915 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 1,232,494 acres. The Triple B HMA is typical of the Great Basin region, characterized by north-south trending mountain ranges. Significant features are large flat valley bottoms and steep mountains with elevations ranging from about 6,000 feet on the valley floors to 9,000-plus feet atop the mountain peaks. The area is remote and rugged. Vegetation in the HMA consists primarily of brush, fir and mountain mahogany in the higher elevations, pinion-juniper and sagebrush on the lower mountain slopes and white sage, black sage, saltbush and other “salt desert shrub” type communities on the valley floors. The area falls within the Great Basin Desert which encompasses much of Nevada and western Utah, portions of southern Oregon and small parts of California and Idaho. The Great Basin is effectively cut off from the westerly flow of Pacific moisture due to crossing air masses created by the Sierra and Cascade mountain ranges that cool and precipitate much of the moisture out. The result is a cold, dry desert. Precipitation in the Triple B HMA ranges from approximately 7 inches on the valley bottoms to 16 to 18 inches on the mountain peaks. Most of this precipitation comes in the form of snow during the winter months. Summers are hot and dry, with high temperatures in the 90’s or higher. Winters are cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing and below zero degrees.

The Maverick-Medicine HMA is located approximately 75 miles southeast of Elko. The area consists of 318,760 acres of BLM land and 4,802 acres of a mix of private and other public lands for a total of 323,562 acres. The HMA is 30 miles wide, 25 miles long. The highest point in the HMA is High Bald Peak at 9,396 feet in elevation. The lowest points can be found in the valley bottoms and playas and range from 6,000 to 7,000 feet. Between these high and low points, rolling juniper covered hills broken by sagebrush covered valleys make up the topography. Temperatures can be extreme, ranging from a high of 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to well below 0 degrees in the winter months. The vegetation in the foothills and valley regions support desert shrubs such as sagebrush, spiny hopsage, horsebrush, shadscale and rabbitbrush mixed with many species of native grasses such as Indian ricegrass, squirreltail and bluebunch wheatgrass. The higher elevations support pinyon pine and juniper forests. At the highest elevations, fir and spruce trees are abundant.

Public Observation:

Because of the nature of the bait and water trap method, wild horses are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity; therefore, only essential gather operation personnel will be allowed at the trap site during operations.

Adoption Information: 

The wild horses removed from the range will be transported to the BLM’s Palomino Valley Center Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, in Sparks, Nev., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program. Animals not adopted will be cared for in off-range pastures, where they retain their “wild” status and protection under 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program, call 1-866-468-7826 or email wildhorse@blm.gov.

GATHER REPORTS

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

Animals Gathered: 391 (127 Studs, 164 Mares, and 100 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 9
Pre-existing/Chronic: 8
Acute: 1

Animals Shipped: 382 (125 Studs, 161 Mares, and 96 Foals)

WHBA notes: (hard to believe 4 foals had preexisting conditions that led to their deaths)



Saturday, August 22

Summary: 

Animals Gathered:  0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 30 (14 Studs, 16 Mares, and 0 Foals)        

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Friday, August 21

Summary: Widespread haze. Areas of smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Animals Gathered:  0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 43 (0 Studs, 26 Mares, and 17 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Thursday, August 20

Summary: Sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Animals Gathered:  0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 36 (36 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Wednesday, August 19

Summary: Sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Animals Gathered:  0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 4

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 4

  • 18 y.o. Grey mare BCS 1; was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to chronic injury (blind).
  • 6 y.o. Dun mare BCS 2.5; was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to chronic injury (blind).
  • 7 y.o. Sorrel stud BCS 2.5; was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to chronic injury (blind).
  • 10 y.o. Black stud BCS 2.5; was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to chronic injury (broken leg).

Tuesday, August 18

Summary: Sunny, with a high near 90. Light southwest wind becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Animals Gathered:  63 (20 Studs, 27 Mares, and 16 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Monday, August 17

Summary: Sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Animals Gathered:  20 (15 Studs, 4 Mares, and 1 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 49 (0 Studs, 25 Mares, and 24 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Sunday, August 16

Summary: Sunny, with a high near 95. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Animals Gathered:  33 (10 Studs, 14 Mares, and 9 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Saturday, August 15

Summary: Sunny, with a high near 95. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Animals Gathered:  10 (3 Studs, 4 Mares, and 3 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 40 (27 Studs, 13 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

  • 15 y.o. sorrel stud BCS 2.5 was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to chronic injury (broken leg).

Friday, August 14

Summary: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. 

Animals Gathered:  5 (2 Studs, 2 Mares, and 1 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Thursday, August 13

Summary: Sunny, with a high near 91. Light north northeast wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Animals Gathered:  9 (6 Studs, 2 Mares, and 1 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Wednesday, August 12

Summary: Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Animals Gathered:  4 (2 Studs, 2 Mares, and 0 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Monday, August 10

Summary: Tonight: Isolated thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the evening. Little or no precipitation expected.  Tomorrow: Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Animals Gathered:  21 (7 Studs, 10 Mares, and 4 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Sunday, August 9

Summary: Forcast for today isolated thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Little or no precipitation expected.  Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%

Animals Gathered:  2 (0 Studs, 1 Mares, and 1 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Saturday, August 8

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 54. Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 88. West winds 5-10 mph. 

Animals Gathered:  16 (6 Studs, 6 Mares, and 4 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 95 (26 Studs, 41 Mares, and 28 Foals)          

Deaths: 2

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 2

  • 6 month old Sorrel colt was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to chronic injury (blind)
  • 20+ y.o. Paint, Stud BCS 1; was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to a hopeless prognosis of recovery.

Friday, August 7

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 54. Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 88. West winds 5-10 mph. 

Animals Gathered:  13 (3 Studs, 5 Mares, and 5 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Wednesday, August 5

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 53. South southwest winds around 5-10 mph.  Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest winds 5-10 mph. 

Animals Gathered:  35 (9 Studs, 16 Mares, and 10 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 34 (22 Studs, 12 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 1

1 y.o. Black, Stud was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to chronic injury (blind)


Tuesday, August 4

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 56. West wind around 5 mph.  Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 90. South winds 10-15 mph with gust to 25 mph. 

Animals Gathered: 1 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 1 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Monday, August 3

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 56. West wind around 5 mph.  Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 90. South winds 10-15 mph with gust to 25 mph. 

Animals Gathered: 37 (11 Studs, 16 Mares, and 10 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Sunday, August 2

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 55. West northwest wind 5-15 mph.  Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 90. West southwest around 5 mph. 

Animals Gathered: 47 (10 Studs, 25 Mares, and 12 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 55 (0 Studs, 28 Mares, and 27 Foals)          

Deaths: 1

-Sudden / Acute: 1

8 month old Sorrel colt was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to acute injury (broken leg)

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0


Saturday, August 1

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 61. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 90. West northewst wind 10-15 mph. 

Animals Gathered: 24 (7 Studs, 9 Mares, and 8 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Friday, July 31

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 61. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 93. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Animals Gathered: 15 (3 Studs, 7 Mares, and 5 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Thursday, July 30

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 61. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 93. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Animals Gathered: 9 (3 Studs, 3 Mares, and 3 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Wednesday, July 29

Summary: Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 61. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.  Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Animals Gathered: 16 (8 Studs, 6 Mares, and 2 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

• details of any deaths will be noted


Tuesday, July 28

Summary: Recent rainfall has transitioned to warm and dry weather.  Forecast today Sunny, with a high near 90. South wind 10-15 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow Sunny, with a high near 91. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph

Animals Gathered: 11 (4 Studs, 4 Mares, and 3 Foals)           

Animals Shipped: 0 (0 Studs, 0 Mares, and 0 Foals)          

Deaths: 0

-Sudden / Acute: 0

-Pre-existing / Chronic: 0

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2018 TRIPLE B COMPLEX WILD HORSE GATHER

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                    Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                 
Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered:                             Animals Gathered:
Animals Shipped:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?        
Public viewing:
Plan:
Notes:


2011 Triple B, Maverick-Medicine and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas Wild Horse Gather

Original herd guestimate: 1,460
Animals:   1269 gathered / 12 returned / 4 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather: (07/05/2011-08/22/2011)    Gather Method:  
Contractor:  Sun-J-Livestock    Contract price: $614,400.60  INL11PD00824                 
Plan Gathered:                             Animals Gathered:
Animals Shipped:  844 to palomino / 389 Gunnison   =  1,233 +  20 domestic                
Facility:  PALOMINOGUNNISON PRISON   Max capacity:       Public Access: Y/N
Dead Animals: 4      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?        
Public viewing: Yes
Plan:
Notes: I think this in just the Triple B numbers, unsure (1269) / Over the course of the gather, 20 domestic horses were captured.  These animals have either been picked up by the Nevada State Brand Inspector or returned to their owners.  Not all domestic animals were reported in the daily reports.

Gather Details

The goal of the Triple B, Maverick-Medicine, and Antelope Valley Herd Management Areas (HMA) Wild Horse Gather is to gather and remove approximately 1,726 excess wild horses from in and around the HMAs, and the Cherry Springs Wild Horse Territory (WHT) located approximately 30 miles northwest of Ely and 70 miles southeast of Elko, Nev., beginning in July.

At the time of the proposed gather, it is estimated that the population will be more than 1,460 wild horses in the Triple B HMA where the AML is 250-518 wild horses; 636 wild horses in the Maverick-Medicine HMA where the AML is 166-276 wild horses; 28 wild horses in the portion of the Antelope Valley HMA west of U.S. Highway 93 where the AML is 16-27 wild horses; and 74 wild horses in the Cherry Springs WHT where the AML is 40-68 wild horses. The estimate includes the 2011 foal crop. Wild horse numbers fluctuate between the HMAs and WHT, based on seasonal movement. 

Gather Reports

Facility & Veterinary Reports

SUMMARY

Cumulative Totals
since August 31
Animals
Gathered
Animals
Returned to
Home Range
Animal
Deaths
 
1,269412

Date/2011Comments
Wednesday, 
Aug. 31
Summary: The BLM gathered 0 horses today.  The BLM shipped 19 animals to PVC.  All were received in good condition.
Animals gathered: 0 
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Tuesday,
Aug. 30
Summary: The BLM gathered 16 horses today.  The BLM shipped 35 animals to PVC.  All were received in good condition.
Animals gathered: 16 (2 studs, 10 mares, 4 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Temps ranged from 65 to 90 degrees.
Monday,
Aug. 29
Summary: The BLM gathered 3 horses today.  The BLM shipped 30 studs to Gunnison.
Animals gathered: 3 (1 studs, 1 mares, 1 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: High of 76 degrees.
Sunday,
Aug. 28
Summary: The BLM gathered 20 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses today.
Animals gathered: 20 (8 studs, 8 mares, 4 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low of 68, high of 87 degrees.
Saturday,
Aug. 27
Summary: The BLM gathered 11 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses today.
Animals gathered: 11 (5 studs, 5 mares, 1 foal)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low of 64, high of 90 degrees.
Weather Forecast: 
Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Friday,
Aug. 26
Summary: The BLM gathered 0 horses today.  The BLM shipped 40 horses today.
Animals gathered: 0
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: 
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Weather Forecast: 
Saturday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Thursday,
Aug. 25
Summary: The BLM gathered 19 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses today due to mechanical problems.
Animals gathered: 19 (7 studs, 9 mares, 3 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 1
Cause: A sorrel filly was euthanized due to blindness. 
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low of 62, high of 87 degrees.
Weather Forecast: 
Friday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind between 9 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Wednesday,
Aug. 24
Summary: The BLM gathered 18 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses today.
Animals gathered: 18 (2 studs, 8 mares, 8 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 1
Cause: A dry mare died overnight.  A necropsy report indicated a heart issue.  The necropsy report is available here. 
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low of 66, high of 89 degrees.
Weather Forecast: 
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South southwest wind between 7 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind between 9 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Tuesday,
Aug. 23
Summary: The BLM gathered 12 horses today.  The BLM shipped 32 horses to Gunnison.
Animals gathered: 12 (6 studs, 4 mares, 2 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low of 68, high of 90 degrees.
Weather Forecast: 
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 89 to 99.  
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 90 to 100.                                        
Monday, 
Aug. 22
Summary: The BLM gathered 19 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses this morning.  
Animals gathered: 19 (9 studs, 7 mares, 3 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low of 42, high of 88 degrees.
Weather Forecast: Tuesday – sunny with some clouds and a high near 86 degrees.
Sunday,
Aug. 21
Summary: The BLM gathered three horses today.  The BLM shipped 39 horses to Palomino Valley. 
Animals gathered: Three Mares
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low of 72, high of 89 degrees, with several hours of downtime in the mid-morning.  Maximum drive distance was less than a mile.
Weather Forecast: Monday – sunny, with a high near 86.
Saturday,
Aug. 20
Summary: The BLM gathered 35 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses this morning. 
Animals gathered: 35 (11 studs, 17 mares, 7 foals)
It was observed that a foal was orphaned and was laying down while in holding.  It has since paired up with a blue roan mare, and was nursing the mare when staff left for the afternoon. It was also observed that contractors had difficulty loading an uncooperative mare into the trailer at holding.  Both CORs reported that a cold (not charged) hotshot was used to load the mare.  The mare eventually cooperated and was loaded into the trailer, without being shocked.   
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low of 58, high of 80 degrees.
Weather Forecast: 
Sunday and Monday – sunny with a high near 86 degrees.
Friday,
Aug. 19
Summary: The BLM gathered 24 horses today.  The BLM shipped 38 horses to Gunnison today.
Animals gathered: 24 (8 studs, 11 mares, 5 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low of 56, high of 86 degrees.
Weather Forecast: 
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday, 
Aug. 18
Summary: The BLM gathered 18 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses today.  
Animals gathered:
 18 (1 studs, 14 mares, 3 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Weather Forecast: Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Wednesday,
Aug. 17
Summary: The BLM gathered 25 horses today.  The BLM shipped 34 horses to Gunnison.  
Animals gathered:
 25 (5 studs, 13 mares, 7 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 1
Cause: A stud and four-month old foal/filly broke away from a group going into the gather trap.  The stud jumped an adjacent barrier fence and ran away.  The foal tried repeatedly to jump the fence but could not, and received multiple severe lacerations and had to be euthanized.  The foal’s mother was captured with the group. Necropsy report 
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low 47 degrees, high 86 degrees. 
Weather Forecast: Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Tuesday,
Aug. 16
Summary: The BLM gathered 15 horses today.  The BLM shipped 41 horses to Palomino Valley.  
Animals gathered: 15 (5 studs, 7 mares, 3 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low 54 degrees, high in the mid eighties. 
Weather Forecast: Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind between 6 and 8 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday,
Aug. 15
Summary: The BLM gathered 27 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses today.  
Animals gathered: 27 (9 studs, 11 mares, 7 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low 56 degrees, high 83 degrees. 
Weather Forecast:Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday,
Aug. 14
Summary: The BLM gathered 30 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses today. One domestic branded mare was gathered today, and we will work with the Nevada brand inspector to determine ownership. 
Animals gathered: 30 (9 studs, 14 mares, 7 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: Low 71 @ 07:30 and high 86 @12:02
Weather Forecast: Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday,
Aug. 13
Summary: The BLM gathered 10 horses today.  The BLM shipped 35 horses to Palomino Valley.  
Animals gathered: 10 (2 studs, 5 mares, 3 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: At the start of gathering the temp was 68 degrees F.; at the end of gathering the temp was 86 degrees F.
Weather Forecast: Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Friday,
Aug. 12
Summary: The BLM gathered 33 horses today. The BLM shipped 28 studs to Gunnison.
Animals gathered: 33 (13 studs, 14 mares, 6 foals)
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause: None
Temperature Status: At the start of gathering (6:15 am) the temp was 56 degrees F.; at the end of gathering (12:45 pm) the temp was 86 degrees F.
Weather Forecast: Saturday: 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny, with hishs near 85 degrees F.
Thursday,
Aug. 11
Summary: The BLM gathered 19 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses today.  
Animals gathered:  19
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: The temperature ranged from a low of 61 and a high of 86 degrees during gather operations. 
Weather Forecast: Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast.  Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.  Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of thunderstorms after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday,
Aug. 10
Summary: The BLM gathered three horses today.  The BLM shipped 34 horses to Palomino Valley today as well.
Animals gathered:  3
Animals shipped: 34
On Sunday 8/7 the Nevada Brand Inspector picked up a total of 11 domestic horses (7 mares and 4 foals) which had been caught as part of the gather operation.  A domestic gelding caught earlier in the gather has been claimed by it’s owner.  The gelding is no longer included in the cumulative count.  The remaining domestic horses are added to the cumulative count. 
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Temperatures ranged between 49 degrees at the start of the gather, and 84 degrees when gather operations ended for the day.  
Weather Forecast: Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind between 8 and 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 51. North northwest wind between 6 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast.
Tuesday,
Aug. 9
Summary: The BLM gathered 13 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses today.  
Animals gathered:  13
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Gather operations started 06:35 (54 degrees)  late run 10:06 (76 degrees) and stopped gather operations 12:15 (85 degrees).
Weather Forecast: Sunny with highs in the low 80s and lows in the high 40s.
Monday, 
Aug. 8
Summary: The BLM gathered 40 horses today.  The BLM shipped 32 studs to Gunnison, and 39 animals (34 Mares, 5 foals) to Palomino Valley.  
Animals gathered:  40
Animals shipped: 71
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Gather temperatures ranged between 38 degrees and 85 degrees F.
Weather Forecast: Sunny with highs in the low 80s and lows in the high 40s.
Sunday, 
Aug. 7
Summary: The BLM gathered 39 horses today.  The BLM shipped 32 studs to Gunnison, and 44 animals (34 Mares, 10 foals) to Palomino Valley.  
Animals gathered:  39
Animals shipped: 76
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 1
Cause:   An approximately 4 month old foal was euthanized due to a pre-existing condition below it’s lower back fetlocks. Necropsy Report.
Temperature Status: Gather temperatures were between 38 degrees F and 88 degrees F.
Weather Forecast: Sunny with highs in the low 80s and lows in the high 40s.
Saturday,
Aug. 6
Summary: The BLM gathered 59 horses today.  The BLM did not ship horses this morning.  The gathered total includes one domestic mare with foal.  
Animals gathered:  59 (26 studs, 22 mares, 11 foals) includes 1 domestic mare with foal.
Animals shipped: 0
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Temps during gather runs ranged from 36 to 87 degrees F. Maximum drive distance was 5 to 6 miles.
Weather Forecast: Sunny with highs in the low 80s and lows in the high 40s.
Friday, 
Aug. 5
Summary:  The BLM gathered 31 horses today.  Includes possibly one or two domestic mares, pending brand inspector determination.  The BLM shipped 32 horses to Gunnison, and shipped 45 horses to Palomino Valley. 
Animals gathered:  31
Animals shipped:  32 – Gunnison, 45 – PVC, 77 total
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  1
Cause:  An 8-year-old mare with a pre-existing leg injury was euthanized. Necropsy report.
Temperature Status: Gather temperatures ranged from 58 to 90 degrees F.
Weather Forecast: Friday-Monday: Sunny, with a highs in the low 80s and lows in the high 40s. Sunny.
Thursday,
 Aug. 4
Summary:  The BLM gathered 52 horses today.  This includes one domestic mare and foal. The BLM did not ship horses this morning.
Animals gathered:  52
Animals shipped:  0
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  1
Cause:  On 8/2, an approximately 4-month-old orphan foal with chronic pneumonia was picked up and transported to holding for treatment and died in transit. Due to incomplete information, this death is being reported today. 
Temperature Status: Gather operations were shut down due to wind at approximately 11 AM – the temperature was 87 degrees F.
Weather Forecast: Friday-Monday: Sunny, with a highs in the low 80s and lows in the high 40s. Sunny.
Wednesday, 
Aug. 3
Summary:  The BLM gathered 31 horses today.  The BLM shipped 42 studs to Palomino Valley.  All horses arrived in good condition and health.
Animals gathered:  31
Animals shipped:  42
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Temperatures ranged from 61 degrees F to 86 degrees F during gather operations.
Weather Forecast: Thursday: Sunny, with a highs in the high 70s -low 80s and lows in the high 40s- low 50s with a 30% chance of thunderstorms. The damp weather pattern is diminishing this week.
Tuesday, 
Aug. 2
Summary:  The BLM gathered 37 horses today.  The BLM shipped 36 studs to Gunnison.  All horses arrived in good condition and health.
Animals gathered:  37
Animals shipped:  36
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Flight operation temperatures were between 56 and 90 degrees.
Weather Forecast: Wednesday-Thursday: Sunny, with a highs in the high 70s -low 80s and lows in the high 40s- low 50s with a 30% chance of thunderstorms.
Monday, 
Aug. 1
Summary:  The BLM gathered 8 horses today.  Shipped 72 animals today: 32 studs to Gunnison and 23 mares/17 foals to Palomino Valley. All animals were received in good health and condition. 
Animals gathered:  8
Animals shipped:  72
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: None at this time
Weather Forecast: Monday- Thursday: Sunny, with a highs in the high 70s -low 80s and lows in the high 40s- low 50s with a 30% chance of thunderstorms.
Sunday, 
July 31
Summary:  The BLM gathered 105 horses.  The BLM shipped 78 horses to Palomino Valley this morning. 
Animals gathered:  105
Animals shipped:  78
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  1
Cause:   A foal was euthanized as a result of a congenital condition involving the structure/conformation of the lower hind legs.  Necropsy report.
Temperature Status: Flight operation temperature ranged from 56 degrees F to 77 degrees F.
General Terrain and Weather:  Sagebrush, pinyon pine, and juniper. Relative humidity was around 50% and cloud cover was good. Maximum drive distance was approximately 5 miles.
Saturday, 
July 30
Summary:  The BLM gathered 104 horses.  The BLM shipped 39 horses to Palomino Valley. No receipt info at this time. 
Animals gathered:  104
Animals shipped:  39
Gather related animal deaths:  1
Cause:   A 3-4 month old foal was euthanized due to a broken leg after being kicked by another horse.
Non-gather related animal deaths:  1
Cause:   A 2-3 year old stud was euthanized due to a pre-existing condition of a dislocated leg and infection. Necropsy report.
Temperature Status: Temperatures ranged from 65 degrees F to 90 degrees F.
General Terrain and Weather:  Sagebrush, pinyon pine, and juniper. Drive distances were up to 3 miles.  Relative humidity was roughly 40 percent with cloud cover.
Friday, 
July 29
Summary:  The BLM gathered 24 horses.  The BLM shipped 39 horses to Palomino Valley, and also shipped 32 horses to Gunnison for a total of 71 horses.  On the shipment to Gunnison, one stud was shipped and received with a foreleg wound.
Animals gathered:  24
Animals shipped:  71
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status:Gather temperatures ranged from 58-92 degrees F.  Flight operations were shut down at 92 degrees F.
General Terrain and Weather:  Sagebrush, pinyon pine, and juniper.  Maximum drive distance was approximately 5 miles.  Gather temperatures ranged from 58-92 degrees F.  Flight operations were shut down at 92 degrees F.  Humidity ranged from 22% to 100%. 
Thursday, 
July 28
Summary:  The BLM gathered 69 horses.  The BLM did not ship horses today. 
Animals gathered:  69
Animals shipped:  0
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Gather operations were conducted in temperatures between 54 and 91 degrees F. Relative humidity hovered around 22%.
Weather Forecast: Friday-Saturday: Sunny, with a highs in the mid 80’s and lows in the mid 50’s with a 10-20% chance of thunderstorms.  Winds expected to be in the 5-15 MPH range.
Wednesday, 
July 27
Summary:   No flight operations today due to repairs/maintenance.  Gather operations are expected to resume on Thursday.  The BLM shipped 40 horses to Palomino Valley this morning.  No receipt information at this time.
Animals gathered:  0
Animals shipped:  40
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: No data collected due to shutdown of gather operations for this day.
Weather Forecast: Wednesday-Saturday: Sunny, with a highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 50s with a 10-20% chance of thunderstorms. Winds are expected to be in the 5-15 mph range.
Tuesday, 
July 26
Summary:   The BLM gathered 36 horses.  The BLM shipped 45 horses to Palomino Valley this morning.  They arrived without incident with no new health issues noted.Animals gathered:  36 (15 Studs, 14 Mares, 7 Foals)
Animals shipped:   45
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Temperatures during flight operations ranged from 53-88 degrees F. The relative humidity during flight operations was between 16% and 19%.
Weather Forecast: Wednesday-Saturday: Sunny, with a highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 50s with a 10-20% chance of thunderstorms. Winds are expected to be in the 5-15 mph range.
Monday, 
July 25
Summary:   The BLM gathered 49 horses.  The BLM shipped 37 studs to Gunnison this morning.  They arrived without incident and are in good conditionAnimals gathered:  49 (8 Studs, 28 Mares, 13 Foals)
Animals shipped:   37  
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:  2
Cause:   Two foals were euthanized as a result of pre-existing deformities and showed no signs of improvement while under veterinary care. Click here to read the veterinary report.
Temperature Status: The temperature range during flight operations was 60-89 degrees F. Humidity was generally under 30%
Weather Forecast: Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind between 6 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86.  South southwest wind between 7 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.  Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Sunday, 
July 24
Summary:   The BLM gathered 3 horses.  The BLM shipped 32 horses to Gunnison and a total of 43 mares and foals were shipped to Palomino Valley.  All animals were recieved without incident.

Animals gathered:   3 (0 Studs, 2 Mares, 1 Foal)
Animals shipped:   75   
Gather related animal deaths:  0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Flight operations (1 run) were completed early when temps were around 20 degees C (high 60s F).
Weather Forecast: Monday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of thunderstorms. South southwest wind between 8 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind between 7 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday, 
July 23
Summary:   The BLM gathered 75 horses.  The BLM shipped 38 horses to Palomino Valley. 

Animals gathered:   75 (24 Studs, 35 Mares, 16 Foals)
Animals shipped:   38
Gather related animal deaths:  1
Cause:   Seven year old mare was euthanized after it broke a leg at the holding while attempting to jump a panel.
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: The high temperature during flight operations was 88 degrees F.  Maximum drive distance was 4-5 miles.
Weather Forecast: Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88.  Monday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of thunderstorms.  Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday, 
July 22
Summary:   The BLM gathered 105 horses.  The BLM shipped 31 horses to Palomino Valley. 

Animals gathered:   105 (45 Studs, 39 Mares, 20 Foals, 1 Gelding)
Animals shipped:   31
Gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: It was sunny and warm with a high temperature of 85 degrees F during gather helicopter operations.
Weather Forecast: Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind between 5 and 9 mph. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88.Monday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of thunderstorms. Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday, 
July 21
Summary:   The BLM gathered 11 horses.  The BLM did not ship horses today. 

Animals gathered:   11 (4 Studs, 5 Mares, 2 Foals)
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths:   0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: Today’s gather conditions were sunny, with a high in the 80s. Flight operations stopped early to move trap.
Weather Forecast: Friday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Light wind becoming west southwest between 11 and 14 mph. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind between 5 and 9 mph.
Wednesday,  
July 20
Summary:   The BLM gathered 22 horses.  The BLM did not ship horses today. 

Animals gathered:   22 (9 Studs, 11 Mares, 2 Foals)
Animals shipped:   0
Gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause:   None
Non-gather related animal deaths: 0
Cause:   None
Temperature Status: The high temperatures during today’s gather operations fluctuated between 88 and 90 degrees F. The low temperature was 45 degrees F.
Weather Forecast: Thursday’s forecast for the gather site is sunny, with a high near 88

August 2011 America Association of Equine Practitioners – WHB Program – BLM Task Force Report


Contracts located

2020 NV ELKO / CD 140L0620F0184-2 / (07/22/2020-07/31/2020) / CLOSED  / $211,341.00 / Nevada Triple B Herd Management Area (HMA) Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather /2

2019 NV ELY WHITE PINE / CT 140L0619F0128  -1 / (06/26/2019-08/31/2019) /CLOSED/ $325,407.50 / Triple B/Maverick-Medicine/Antelope Herd Management Area (HMA)Helicopter

2018 NV CALIENTE LINCOLN / CT 140L0618F0025  -2 / (01/26/2018-03/01/2018) / CLOSED  / $664,589.80 / TRIPLE B/MAVERICK-MEDICINE HMA GATHER /2

2016 NV ELY WHITE PINE /SS INL16PD00672 -2 / (07/25/2016-09/30/2016) /  CLOSED / $236,199.00 / TRIPLE B HMA EMERGENCY HORSE BAIT TRAPPING – ZONE 4-Additional 50 Head. /1

2015 NV ELY WHITE PINE /CT INL15PD01564 -1 / (09/22/2015-11/05/2015) / CLOSED / $26,817.00 / Triple B Bait Trap  /3

2014 NV ELY WHITE PINE /CT INL14PD00850  -3 / (08/06/2014-11/30/2014) / CLOSED / $44,971.00 / Triple B Horse Gather -Blawn Wash Gather /1

2011 NV RENO STOREY /SJ INL11PD00824 -1 / (07/05/2011-08/22/2011) / CLOSED / $614,400.60 / Triple B Wild Horse Gather / 1

WARM SPRINGS CANYON HMA

  • ACRES: 91,710  – 91,105 acres of BLM land and 605 acres of a mix of private and other public lands / This hma is included in a portion of the NV00128 – Soldier Meadow grazing allotment (which includes sections of Calico and Black Rock) cattle AUM 8784
  • AML:   105-175 wild horses and 14-24 wild burros              
  • EST 2020:   #  370  horses   #  37 burros   # 1600 cattle   # 0 sheep 

Wildlife: The area is also utilized by domestic livestock during part of the year and numerous wildlife species. Typical wildlife species found in the area include mule deer, California bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, sage grouse, chukar partridge, coyote, bobcats, and various rodents. Unique to this area is a threatened minnow species, desert dace, that is only found in the hot springs located in the southern part of the HMA. 

Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

WASSUK HMA

  •     acres
  • AML: 
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep                   
  • EST 2020:             #    horses    #   burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: ? / records as of 2020

WHEELER PASS HMA

  • NV0507 Horse / Burro
  •  275,575  acres: blm 273,898
  • AML:    47-66 H / 30-35 B     
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep           
  • EST 2020:             #  234  horses  # 92  burros   # 0 cattle   # 0 sheep
Grazing allotments: 1 / records as of 2020

Wheeler Wash NV02028, Cattle / Total AUMs 0 – Total Livestock 0 – EPHEMERAL

WHISTLER MOUNTAIN HMA

  •  NV0504 – Horse / Burro
  • 161,969  acres; 157,443 Blm
  • AML:  16-27 H / 29-49 B    
  • Livestock AMU:  ? cattle / ? x5= ? sheep             
  • EST 2020:             #  50  horses    # 43  burros   #  cattle   #  sheep
Grazing allotments: 0 / records as of 2020

WHITE RIVER HMA 116,300 acres

OTHER NEVADA

Conflicts: Yes, often private land owners (Cattle ranchers)


2020 JAKES WASH EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Eplanning

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: Animals Gathered:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Plan:

Notes:

Gather Details:

Gather Reports:

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2020 MEADOW VALLEY MOUNTAINS DELAMAR MOUNTAINS EMERGENCY WILD HORSE GATHER

Eplanning

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: Animals Gathered:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Plan:

Notes:

Gather Details:

Gather Reports:

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2020 SEAMAN AND WHITE RIVER HERD AREAS WILD HORSE GATHER

lost HMA status in 2008 Approved Ely District RMP

358,800 acres seaman and 116,300 acres white river

Eplanning

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: Animals Gathered:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Plan:

Notes:

Gather Details:

Gather Reports:

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2020 SELENITE WILD BURRO GATHER

Eplanning

Animals:   0 gathered / 0 returned / 0 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:                                     Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: Animals Gathered:                        
Facility:                       Max capacity:               Public Access:
Dead Animals: ?      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing:
Plan:

Notes:

Gather Details:

Gather Reports:

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2019 Caliente Complex Wild Horse Gather

Eplanning

Animals:   102 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:   July 29-Oct 7 2019            Gather Method:  Bait
Contractor:   ?  UNK                             Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 100 Animals Gathered:  102                      
Facility:   FALLON      Max capacity:  3000        Public Access: NO
Dead Animals: 1      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO
Plan: Remove 100 excess wild horses from in and around the Caliente Complex of Herd Areas (HAs), and Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas (HMAs): address horses outside the HAs and HMAs that are a public safety risk and that are damaging private property.

Notes: Unable to locate contract during these dates – No record of horses on government sites

Gather Details:

Wild horses drink from a broken irrigation pipe on private land near Caliente, Nevada. Excess wild horses are leaving nearby herd areas and herd management areas and crossing roadways in search of resources. Vehicle collisions with wild horses have occurred on U.S. Highway 93 and wild horses have been spotted on State Routes 319 and 322 outside Panaca and Pioche, Nev. The animals are causing considerable damage to private property.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office on or about July 29, 2019 will conduct an in-house, wild horse gather to remove excess wild horses from in and around the Caliente Complex of Herd Areas (HAs), and Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The purpose of the gather is to address horses outside the HAs and HMAs that are a public safety risk and that are damaging private property.

Details of Gather

The BLM will begin gather operations on or about July 29, 2019. The gather is expected to last approximately 60 days. The gather will be conducted by BLM staff using a bait and water trap method; no contracted helicopters will be used. The BLM plans to gather and remove up to 100 excess wild horses. 

Public Observation

The BLM’s priority is to conduct safe, efficient, and successful wild horse gather operations while ensuring humane care and treatment of all animals. The BLM will use the best available science and handling practices for wild horses while meeting the overall gather goals and objectives in accordance with its Comprehensive Animal Welfare Policy. Because animals are reluctant to approach the trap site when there is too much activity, only essential gather operation personnel will be allowed at the trap site during gather operations.

Adoption Information

Wild horses identified for removal will be transported to the Indian Lakes Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral in Fallon, Nev., where they will be checked by a veterinarian and prepared for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption and Sale Program. For information on how to bring home a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb

Background

The Caliente Herd Area Complex’s nine HAs are managed for zero wild horses due to insufficient forage and water to sustain healthy and viable herds long-term. Currently, an estimated 2,085 wild horses reside within the Complex. The wild horse population in the Eagle HMA is estimated at 2,253 animals. Appropriate Management Level (AML) is 100-210 wild horses. The Silver King HMA has a wild horse population of 365 wild horses. AML is 60-128 wild horses.

Due to limited forage and water, excess wild horses are leaving the HAs and HMAs and crossing roadways in search of resources. Vehicle collisions with wild horses have occurred on U.S. Highway 93 and wild horses have been spotted on State Routes 319 and 322 outside Panaca and Pioche, Nev. The animals are also causing considerable damage to private property.

The Caliente Herd Area Complex, and Eagle and Silver King HMAs are located in southern Lincoln County, around Caliente, Nevada, and are administered by the BLM Ely District, Caliente Field Office.

GATHER REPORTS:

CUMULATIVE TOTALS

Animals Gathered: 102

(43 Stallions, 44 Mares, 15 Foals)

Animals Shipped: 101

(43 Stallions, 43 Mares, 15 Foals)

Animal Deaths: 1

Pre-existing conditions: 1

Acute:  0


Sept. 27, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 50 degrees, High 83 degrees

Animals gathered: 5 (3 Studs, 1 Mare, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 5 (3 Studs, 1 Mare, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 24, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 50 degrees, High 83 degrees

Animals gathered: 11 (3 Studs, 5 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals shipped: 11 (3 Studs, 5 Mares, 3 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 12, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 60 degrees, High 89 degrees

Animals gathered: 10 (2 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)

Animals shipped: 10 (2 Studs, 6 Mares, 2 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Sept. 4, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 5-10 MPH, Low 64 degrees, High 93 degrees

Animals gathered: 8 (2 Studs, 5 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 8 (2 Studs, 5 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 29, 2019

Summary: Sunny, Winds 8-10 MPH, Low 63 degrees, High 92 degrees

Animals gathered: 14 (7 Studs, 5 Mares, 2 Foals)

Animals shipped: 14 (7 Studs, 5 Mares, 2 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 22, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 66 degrees, High 89 degrees

Animals gathered: 13 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, 3 Foals)

Animals shipped: 13 (7 Studs, 3 Mares, 3 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 21, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 90 degrees

Animals gathered: 10 (5 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 10 (5 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 20, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 90 degrees

Animals gathered: 9 (4 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 9 (4 Studs, 4 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 7, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-5 MPH, Low 70 degrees, High 95 degrees

Animals gathered: 6 (3 Studs, 2 Mares, 1 Foal)

Animals shipped: 6 (3 Studs, 2 Mares, 1 Foal)

Total Deaths Today: 0
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Aug. 2, 2019

Summary: Mostly sunny, Winds 2-4 MPH, Low 68 degrees, High 91 degrees

Animals gathered: 16 (7 Studs, 9 Mares, 0 Foals)

Animals shipped: 15 (7 Studs, 8 Mares, 0 Foals)

Total Deaths Today: 1
   Acute: 0
   Chronic/Pre-existing: 1

  • 8-2-19 7 year old Cramello mare was euthanized in accordance with IM 2015-070 due to pre-existing injury (missing eye).

2016 Wood Hills Emergency Wild Horse Gather

ePlanning

Animals:   55 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:   9/4/16 – 9/9/16                                  Gather Method:  
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 60 Animals Gathered:   55                     
Facility:  Palomino         Max capacity:   1850            Public Access: Y
Dead Animals: 1      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: NO
Plan: remove 60 excess wild horses from the Wood Hills area, approx 10 miles from nearest (HMA), due to declining water sources on public lands.

Notes

Gather Details:

Gather Complete
9/4/16 – 9/9/16

Purpose of Gather:Wild Horse and Burro Logo

To remove excess wild horses from the Wood Hills area, approximately 10 miles from the nearest herd management area (HMA), due to declining water sources on public lands. 

Details of Gather:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District, Wells Field Office, will begin a wild horse water bait trap gather to remove approximately 60 wild horses in the Wood Hills area that are outside the HMA and residing in largely private lands. The wild horses in the Wood Hills area have been determined to be excess and are also residing largely on private lands outside of the HMA boundary. The nearest HMA is the Spruce-Pequop HMA located approximately 10 miles. This proposed water and bait trap gather would attempt to remove all the excess wild horses from the Wood Hills area due to the declining critical water source on public lands and gathering the excess wild horses and removing them from the area will prevent further resource degradation and allow the range to recover from wild horse impacts. 

The contractor for this gather is Sampson Livestock. 

Public Observation: 

Due to the sensitive nature of the bait-trap gather method, no public observation was offered so as not to disturb gather operations. 

Adoption Information: 

Excess wild horses removed from the range will be transported to the Palomino Valley Center, NV WH&B facilities to be prepared for the BLM wild horse adoption program or for long-term pastures.

Background:

The wild horses in the Wood Hills area have been determined to be excess and are also residing largely on private lands outside of the HMA boundary. The nearest HMA is the Spruce-Pequop HMA located approximately 10 miles. This proposed water and bait trap gather would attempt to remove all the excess wild horses from the Wood Hills area due to the declining critical water source on public lands and gathering the excess wild horses and removing them from the area will prevent further resource degradation and allow the range to recover from wild horse impacts.

Wood Hills non HMA population is estimated at 60 horses (landowner observed 51 on private lands on a flight on August 4, 2016).

GATHER REPORTS:

Sunday, September 4

Summary: Gathered 15 horses (3 studs, 7 mares, 3 foals) with average Henneke Body Condition Score of 3-4.

Animals gathered: 15 (3 studs, 7 mares, 3 foals)
Animals shipped:  0
Total deaths today:  0
Acute:
Chronic/Pre-existing: 

Monday, September 5

Summary: Gathered 9 horses (2 studs, 5 mares, 2 foals) with average Henneke Body Condition Score of 3-4.

Animals gathered: 9 (2 studs, 5 mares, 2 foals)
Animals shipped:  0
Total deaths today:  1
Acute: 1*
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

* Ten (10+) year old grey mare died due to acute trauma (broken neck)

Tuesday, September 6

Summary: Gathered 6 horses (2 studs, 2 mares, 2 foals) with average Henneke Body Condition Score of 2.5 to 4.0.

Animals gathered: 6 (2 studs, 2 mares, 2 foals)
Animals shipped:  16 to Palomino Valley Center (PVC)
Total deaths today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, September 7

Summary: Gathered 25 horses with average Henneke Body Condition Score of 3.0 to 4.0.

Animals gathered: 25 (5 studs, 12 mares, 5 foals, 2 geldings, 1 henny). The two geldings and one henny gathered appears to be estray animals. The NV brand inspector will verify tomorrow and possibly take possession of these animals. 
Animals shipped:  0
Total deaths today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Thursday, September 8

Summary: No horses gathered today.

Animals gathered: 0 
Animals shipped:  30 horses to PVC
Total deaths today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Friday, September 9

Summary: No horses gathered today. The NV State Brand Inspector accepted possession of privately owned horses consisting of 3 geldings and one mare today. All horses have been shipped to short term holding PVC. No other horses have been observed in proximity of the trap for several days. Gather operations will be discontinued as of today.  

Animals gathered: 0 
Animals shipped:  5 horses to PVC
Total deaths today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

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2015 Humboldt Wild Horse Gather

Animals:  303 gathered / 0 returned / 1 deaths / 0 fertility / 0 collared
Date of gather:  1/30/15 – 2/5/15       Gather Method:   HELI
Contractor:                                  Contract price: $ ?                   
Plan Gathered: 200 Animals gathered:   303                     
Facility:  Burns, OR / Palomino     Max:       /1,850        Public Access: Y / Y
Dead Animals: 1      Shipped: ?         Buried: ?
Public viewing: yes / Call Gather Information Hotline at: (775) 861-6700
Plan: BLM plans to humanely gather approximately 200 wild horses through the use of a helicopter gather

NOTES: Exceeded removal by 103

Gather Details

Gather Complete
1/30/15 – 2/5/15

Purpose of Gather:Wild Horse and Burro Logo

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office will use helicopter to achieve and maintain a population of zero wild horses within the Humboldt Herd Area (HA). The Humboldt HA is not managed for wild horses due to the checkerboard land pattern and therefore no AML has been set and the area is managed for zero wild horses. The gather is taking place as a result of impacts to private property. 

Details of Gather:

BLM plans to humanely gather approximately 200 wild horses through the use of a helicopter gather. Details of the gather are available on this website by following the links in the right column.

The Humboldt HA is located approximately 30 miles south of Winnemucca, Nevada and extends along the east side of Interstate 80 to Lovelock, Nevada. The Humboldt HA was not designated for the long term management of the wild horses in the Sonoma-Gerlach Management Framework Plan (SG-MFP) due to the checkerboard land pattern found within the HA and therefore, is not managed for wild horses and burros. 

The gather area is comprised of 431,544 acres of both private and public lands. The wild horse population within the Humboldt HA is estimated to be 200 animals. The exact origin of these wild horses has not been determined. However, some animals may have been missed in the initial gather to remove wild horses from the area in 1985. Other wild horses may have migrated into the Humboldt HA from adjacent Herd Management Areas (HMAs). Removing these wild horses will help to prevent further deterioration of the range in an effort to achieve a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship as required under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, and Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as well as help to achieve and maintain healthy, viable wild horse populations. 

Public Observation: 

Please call the Gather Information Hotline at: (775) 861-6700, select option 1.  The voice recording will leave a detailed message of when and where to meet if you are interested in observing gather operations.  Please RSVP by leaving your name and phone number. 

GATHER REPORTS:

Friday, January 30

Summary: Gather delayed in the a.m. due to weather, including wind gusts and low clouds on ridges.  Temperatures from low 30s to mid 40s.  Gather began approximately 10:00 a.m. 14 Stallions, 20 Mares, 18 Foals gathered today. 

Animals gathered: 52
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Saturday, January 31

Summary: Weather was sunny and warm with a high of 60 degrees and calm winds. 31 Stallions, 36 Mares, 16 Foals gathered today. 

Animals gathered: 83
Animals shipped:  40
Total Deaths Today:  1
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 1*

* Right foreleg had previous multiple fractures and was deformed.

Sunday, February 1

Summary: Gather site will be moved in the a.m. Weather was cloudy with a high of 45 degrees and moderate winds. 13 Stallions, 9 Mares, 5 Foals gathered today. 

Animals gathered: 27
Animals shipped:  77
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Monday, February 2

Summary: A new gather site will be used in the a.m. Weather was cloudy and rainy.  Gather operations did not occur due to rain. No horses were gathered today. 

Animals gathered: 0
Animals shipped:  44
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Tuesday, February 3

Summary: A new gather site was used today. Weather was cloudy and windy. 33 stallions, 35 mares, 19 foals gathered today

Animals gathered: 87
Animals shipped:  0
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, February 4

Summary: Weather at trap site was warm and calm with a high of 50 degrees.  Weather at holding sunny/calm and highs in 50’s. 16 stallions, 16 mares, 7 foals gathered today

Animals gathered: 39
Animals shipped:  79
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0

Wednesday, February 5

Summary: Weather at trap site was warm and calm with a high of 50 degrees. Gather operations have ended. 5 stallions, 7 mares, 3 foals gathered today

Animals gathered: 15
Animals shipped:  62
Total Deaths Today:  0
Acute: 0
Chronic/Pre-existing: 0


MAPS (HA , HMA, WHT) #NVmaps
2009
date unknown – note differences from the 2009 sand springs area

This NEVADA 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, SLAUGHTER RECORDS, 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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