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This is a non-commercial, independent website, owned and written by Nancy Kerson, for the benefit of actual and potential adopters of BLM Mustangs and Burros and similar animals.

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This website is owned and created
by Nancy Kerson, a private
citizen - I am not the BLM or anyother branch of  government!

Information about BLM adoptions
is offered as a service, to help
mustangs find homes and to
promote public appreciation of
wild horses and burros.

For information about the BLM
Wild Horse & Burro Program,
please call (866) 4MUSTANGS
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Please direct adoption questions
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And I sure as heck am not a
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I have NO horses or burros for
sale and am not interested in
buying or listing or otherwise
promoting your sale animals!

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VIDEOS OF INTEREST TO MUSTANG & BURRO ADOPTERS:


Kitty Lauman:
From Wild to Willing:
Using the Bamboo Pole to Gentle Mustangs
More from Lauman Training available now!

2-DVD set: almost 3 hours of instruction!

$39.95 plus $5 shipping/handling = $44.95 total

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Lesley Neuman:
The First Touch
Gentling Your Mustang
$45.00

Lesley works with 3 wild horses at a BLM adoption, and very clearly explains what is happening, what she is doing, & what she sees in each horse as it progresses. Study this video and you can learn "pressure and release" gentling techniques to gentle your own new mustang!

Format:


Help for Burro adopters!
Crystal Ward
Donkey Training

All the basics of gentling, handling, and training. A MUST for new burro adopters! Good for domestic donkeys, too!

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NEVADA WILD HORSE & BURRO HERD MANAGEMENT AREAS
Click Here for Nevada BLM map

Click here for Nevada BLM'S "MUSTANG COUNTRY" booklet - chock full of info for mustang buffs, including wild horse history, visitor tips and camping info. It takes a while to download but is well worth the wait!


Wild burro herd photographed in Selenite Range (no longer an HMA) near Empire, Nevada

(IF you have a horse or burro from one of these areas, and would like to share, please send to me - be sure to include your name and the HMA name - Thanks!)


Click on a district on the map to go to a page for that district
Nevada has over 100 HMA's, and also it has more wild horses than all the other states combined. Because of their sheer numbers, Nevada HMA's have not been studied to the extent that they have in some of the other states. Nevada horses are no less unique and wonderful, however. And there ARE identifiable herd characteristics.

There are so many Nevada HMA's that they cry out for organization. Here are a few ways. Choose whichever one makes sense to you:

NEVADA HERDS LISTED BY BLM FIELD OFFICE:

HMA's lying partly or entirely within Nevada but administered by California

  • Carter Reservoir
  • Massacre Lakes
  • Bitner
  • Nut Mountain
  • Wall Canyon
  • High Rock
  • Fox Hog
  • Buckhorn (spans CA & NV borders )
  • Coppersmith (spans CA & NV borders )
  • Twin Peaks (spans CA & NV borders )

Ladybug from White Pine (#72- no longer a HMA)
Adopted by Janet Tipton

NEVADA BLM FIELD OFFICES:  (click for herd areas within any district)

These are the Nevada Herd Management Areas, in Alphabetical Order:

AMARGOSA VALLEY (NV511)
ANTELOPE (NV401)
ANTELOPE VALLEY (NV107)
APPLEWHITE (NV518)
ASH MEADOWS (NV509)
AUGUSTA MOUNTAINS (NV311)
BALD MOUNTAIN (NV603)
BLACK ROCK RANGE EAST  (NV209)
BLACK ROCK RANGE WEST (NV227)

BLUE NOSE PEAK (NV514)
BLUE DIAMOND (NV505)
BLUE WING MOUNTAINS (NV217)
BUCK and BALD (NV403)
BUFFALO HILLS (NV220)
BULLFROG (NV629)
BUTTE (NV407)
CALICO MOUNTAINS (NV222)
   Calico Mountains Photos in the Wild
   Calico Mountains Complex
CALLAGHAN (NV604)
CHERRY CREEK (NV406)
CLAN ALPINE (NV310)
CLOVER CREEK (NV517)
CLOVER MOUNTAINS (NV516)
DEER LODGE CANYON (NV521)
DELAMAR (NV515)
DESATOYA (NV606)
DIAMOND (NV609)
DIAMOND HILLS NORTH (NV104)
DIAMOND HILLS SOUTH (NV412)
DOGSKIN MOUNTAINS (NV302)
DRY LAKE (NV410)
ELDORADO MOUNTAINS (NV501)
FISH CREEK (NV612)
FISH LAKE VALLEY (NV622)

FLANIGAN (NV301)
FOX-LAKE RANGE (NV228)
GARFIELD FLAT (NV313)

GOLD BUTTE (NV502)
GOLD MOUNTAIN (NV628)
GOLDFIELD (NV626)
GOSHUTE (NV108)
GRANITE PEAK (NV303)
GRANITE RANGE (NV221)
HICKSON SUMMIT (NV610) (BURRO TERRITORY)
HIGHLAND PEAK (NV522)
HORSE MOUNTAIN (NV308)
HOT CREEK (NV616)
JACKSON MOUNTAINS (NV208)
JAKES WASH (NV408)
JOHNNIE (NV510)
KAMMA MOUNTAINS (NV214)
LAHONTAN
(NV306)
LAVA BEDS (NV215)
LITTLE FISH LAKE (NV614)
LITTLE HUMBOLDT (NV102)
LITTLE MOUNTAIN (NV519)
LITTLE OWYHEE (NV200)
MARIETTA (NV316)
MAVERICK-MEDICINE  (NV105)
MCGEE MOUNTAIN (NV210)
MEADOW VALLEY MTNS (NV513)
MILLER FLAT (NV520)
MONTE CRISTO (NV402)
MONTEZUMA PEAK (NV625)
MONTGOMERY PASS (NV317)
MORIAH (NV413)
MORMON MOUNTAINS (NV512)
MUDDY MOUNTAINS (NV503)
NEVADA WILD HORSE RANGE (NV524 - mainly located on Nellis AFB)
NEW PASS-RAVENSWOOD (NV602)
NIGHTINGALE MOUNTAINS (NV219)
NORTH MONITOR (NV611)
NORTH STILLWATER (NV229)
OWYHEE (NV101)
PALMETTO (NV624)
PAYMASTER-LONE MTN (NV621)

PILOT MOUNTAIN (NV314)
PINENUT MOUNTAINS (NV305)
POTOSI NV506
RATTLESNAKE (NV523)
RED ROCKS (NV504)
REVEILLE (NV619)
ROBERTS MOUNTAIN (NV607)

ROCK CREEK (NV103)
ROCKY HILLS (NV605)
SAND SPRINGS EAST (NV405)
SAND SPRINGS WEST (NV630)
SAULSBURY
(NV620)
SEAMAN (NV411)
SEVEN MILE (NV613)
SEVEN TROUGHS (NV216)
SHAWAVE MOUNTAINS (NV218)

SILVER PEAK (NV623)
SNOWSTORM MTNS (NV201)
SOUTH SHOSHONE (NV601)
SOUTH STILLWATER (NV309)
SPRUCE-PEQUOP (NV109)
STONE CABIN (NV618)
STONEWALL (NV627)

TOBIN RANGE (NV231)
WARM SPRINGS CANYON (NV226)
WASSUK (NV312)
WHEELER PASS (NV507)
WHISTLER MOUNTAIN (NV608)
WHITE RIVER (NV409)
WILSON CREEK (NV404)

Complexes

If you look at the MAP OF NEVADA HERD MANAGEMENT AREAS, you will see that many herd areas are connected to one another. Nevada topography is made up of a series of predominantly North-South mountain ranges and the flat-to-rolling valleys between them. But very few of these mountain ranges pose so formidable a barrier as to prevent animals from crossing over them, and the valley areas tend to be quite extensive.


Above, studs labeled #18 and #15


Mare with #12 on her butt, and her pure white foal

These horses, gathered in September of 2003 from the Blue Wing HMA, were part of a migratory study. Tracking numbers were freeze-branded onto their hips.

This study shows that  HMA boundaries are for human management purposes, but the wild horses themselves are often able to move through the adjoining HMA's throughout their lifetimes.

Wild horses are migratory by nature. In real life, they do not either know about or respect the boundaries of the HMA's that people have set for them. Their stability is with their band, not their location. It is no surprise that horses from the various HMA's within a functional complex resemble one another! The BLM is starting to manage HMA's as Complexes that recognize this fact.

 

Herd Areas identified in 1971 as part of the Wild Horse & Burro Protection Act but no longer maintained:


data from http://www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov/statistics/2005/index.htm

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