BLM Targets Over 3,400 Wild Horses for Removal from Range Over Next Four Months

Editors note: The tentative fall/winter roundup schedule reveals that BLM is targeting 3,400 wild horses for roundup and removal from the range. This comes at a time when the BLM acknowledges that its long-term holding facilities are filled up and when theagency is under fire for selling captured wild horses to a man known to haul horses from the U.S. to Mexico for slaughter. The capture of these horses will boost the captive wild horse and burro holding population to over 50,000 — a number that far exceeds the number of wild horses and burros left in the wild.

National Wild Horse and Burro
Tentative Gather/Remove/Treat Schedule Fiscal Year 2013

This table contains information about planned gathers for FY 2013 (which begins October 1, 2012). The information is preliminary and is subject to change at any time.  NoFor information about an individual gather, click on the link to the Office of Administrative Jurisdiction.  Final gather data are reflected in the Data page. To view this schedule online, click here.

Herd Management Area
Gather Date
Planned Gather Number
Planned Removal Number

Planned
Number of Mares Treated

Office of Administrative Jurisdiction

Jarita Mesa
(FS)
Bait Trapping)

10/1/12-2/28/13

102

66

18

 US Forest Service

Murderers Creek
(Bait Trapping)

10/1/12-2/28/13

105

105

0

Oregon State Office

 Triple B Complex
Maverick-Medicine
(Bait Trapping)

10/1/12-2/28/13

 63

63

 0

Elko District Office 

Cedar Mountain

10/1/12-2/28/13

400

250

0

 Utah State Office

 Antelope Complex
Antelope/Antelope Valley

10/1/12-10/7/12

200

200

0

Elko District Office

Wassuk

10/14/12-10/27/12

400

250

100

 Carson City District Office

Challis

10/26/12-11/2/12

274

137

55

Idaho State Office

 McCullough Peaks

11/1/12-2/28/13

 90

20

 70

Rock Springs Field Office

Owyhee Complex
Little Owyhee

11/1/12-12/19/12

 858

 544

 118

Winnemucca District Office

 Owyhee Complex
Snowstorms Mountains

11/1/12-12/19/12

384

 256

48

 Winnemucca District Office

Owyhee Complex
Owyhee

11/1/12-12/19/12

141

11

 45

 Winnemucca District Office

 North Lander Complex
Rock Creek

 11/4/12-11/26/12

 810

 580

 115

Lander Field Office

 Frisco

 11/27/12-12/6/12

 166

 104

 31

Utah State Office

Diamond Complex
Diamond

12/10/12-1/7/13

290

191

47

Battle Mt. District Office

Diamond Complex
Diamond Hills North

12/10/12-1/7/13

200

150

24

 Elko District Office

 

Diamond Complex
Diamond Hills South

12/10/12-1/7/13

272

272

0

 Battle Mt. District Office

Swasey

1/14/13-1/13/13

262

164

49

Utah State Office

Jicarilla/Carracas Mesa
(FS/BLM)

1/10/13-1/22/13

365

91

185

New Mexico State Office