BLM Gathering Wild Burros From Outside Nevada HMA

The BLM Nevada Battle Mountain District is gathering and removing up to 20 wild burros from outside the Hickison Herd Management Area, where landowners say they are damaging private property, land, and crops.
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The BLM Nevada Battle Mountain District is gathering and removing up to 20 wild burros from outside the Hickison Herd Management Area, where they are damaging private property, land, and crops. | Photo: iStock

On Dec. 18 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Battle Mountain District began gathering and removing up to 20 wild burros that are damaging private property, land, and crops. 

The burros are residing outside the Hickison Herd Management Area (HMA), located in Lander County, southeast of Austin, Nevada. The BLM Nevada Mount Lewis Field Office has posted maps and gather documents as part of its National Environmental Policy Act review at go.usa.gov/xEcvJ.

The BLM said wild burros identified for removal are regularly entering private lands, causing damage to hay crops and fences, and consuming privately owned stacked hay. A formal written request received by the Mount Lewis Field Office from a private landowner allows the BLM to remove stray wild horses and burros from private lands in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (43 CFR 4720.2-1

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