The McCullough Peaks Horse Management Area (HMA) is located 12 to 27 miles east of Cody (70 miles east of Yellowstone Park) and encompasses 109,814 acres of land, including the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 directed the BLM to identify areas where these iconic symbols of the West still roamed.
Areas suitable for these animals are managed as HMA’s and the BLM manages herds within these areas for healthy populations. Herd sizes often become too large for an area to sustain healthy populations, so the BLM manages state programs which offer excess animals to the general public for adoption. McCullough Peaks provides excellent habitat for the horses here, who have gained a reputation among adopters for their beautiful coats great physical condition.
Herd Management Areas outlined in red.
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