Where to view wild burros in NV: McGee Mountains

The McGee Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA)

This HMA is 41,600 acres.

How to get there:

The McGee Mountain HMA for burros is located in northwestern Humboldt County, approximately 90 miles northwest of Winnemucca, Nevada. The area is bordered on the north and west by the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

About the burros:

There are estimated to be 50 burros in this HMA. Burros within the HMA are the descendants of pack animals used by miners and sheep ranchers. The majority of the burros exhibit a gray color pattern. Since there is little if any water available in the HMA, burros use the Craine Creek/Gridley Lake area east of McGee Mountain up to the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge fence. Burros on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, which is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are not managed by BLM.

Information gathered from the Bureau of Land Management