A contractor’s helicopter pursues wild horses during a roundup at the Frisco Herd Management Area in July 2016. BLM plans to capture more wild horses there starting on Saturday, Jan. 7, as part of population control research at the Frisco and Conger HMAs. To view a video from the 2016 Conger roundups, click here.


On Saturday, Jan. 7, the Bureau of Land Management is set to begin a string of helicopter roundups with plans to capture upwards of 1,575 wild horses total in Utah and Nevada. Tragically, most will never see their home range again.

These are actions taken by a government agency on public lands and paid for by taxpayers — they should not go unseen.

As you read this message, we are on our way to the roundup. Return to Freedom needs your help to keep humane observers on the ground as often as possible in order to help ensure transparency and accountability. Please consider clicking here to contribute to RTF’s Wild Horse Defense Fund, which makes it possible for RTF to have humane observers present at roundups.

RTF on the range

Return to Freedom humane observers will be on hand at three roundups in the weeks ahead:

  • Jan. 7-12: Frisco / Conger Herd Management Areas in Utah. For more detailed information, including how to participate as an observer, click here.
  • Jan. 17-31: Sulphur, Utah
  • Feb. 8-22: Cedar Mountain, Utah

Other upcoming roundups are set for:

  •  Jan. 10-18, Reveille, Nevada
  •  Feb. 1-April 1, Black Mountain, Ariz. (burros)

Watch RTF’s website for full roundup coverage. To sign RTF’s anti-roundup petition, please click here.

For BLM’s full tentative 2017 roundup schedule, please click here.