The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will soon begin gathering up to 135 wild horses from the Reveille herd management area (HMA) and surrounding Reveille Allotment, located about 50 miles east of Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada.
The BLM said 80 wild horses will be removed from the HMA and transported to a BLM adoption facility, while approximately 55 horses will be released back to the HMA for a post-gather population of 93. Fertility control will be applied to all mares released back into the HMA.
The gather is tentatively scheduled to begin on Jan. 29. The start date will be finalized in the coming weeks and updated information will be available on the Reveille HMA Gather webpage at bit.ly/2iBwq4O.
A decision and determination of National Environmental Policy Act adequacy is available for review on the Reveille HMA Gather webpage.
The BLM said the public is welcome to attend the gather. For additional gather information, including what you need to know before attending the gather, visitation protocols, and ground rules, go to bit.ly/2iBwq4O and look under the “Downloads” section on the right-hand side of the webpage. With gather operations being dependent on weather and having the potential to change with little or no notice, it is important that those interested in attending call the gather hotline at 775/861-6700 on the evening before they plan to attend. The hotline will provide information about the next day’s departure time, directions to the meeting place, and updates on gather operations/progress.
The wild horses removed from the range during this gather will be transported to a BLM Wild Horse and Burro Holding Facility where they will be vaccinated, dewormed, and inspected by a veterinarian. Then, the horses will be available for adoption to qualified applicants.
For more information, contact Kyle Hendrix, BLM Battle Mountain District public affairs specialist, at 775/635-4054 or email@example.com.