The Bureau of Land Management concluded their wild burro gather on the Marietta Wild Burro Range in Mineral County on Aug. 4.

The burros were caught in a bait-and-water-trap gather that was supervised by the BLM.

The Marietta Wild Burro gather was able to successfully gather 129 wild burros within and outside of the range.

In a press release, BLM stated that the purpose of the gather was to alleviate overpopulation of these animals on the Marietta Wild Burro Range. BLM states that overpopulation leads to the burros leaving the range and moving onto state highways which can result in vehicle collisions creating public safety issues and puts the animals at risk.

All gathered wild burros were transported to the Indian Lakes facility in Fallon to be prepared for auction.

To adopt a wild burro, you may visit blm.gov/whb.