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Is recreation livestock grazing allowed in wilderness?
Horses, mules, llamas and other saddle and pack stock used by wilderness visitors may be allowed to graze in wilderness. When forage is inadequate, wilderness managers may require that weed-free feed be packed in. Additionally, each wilderness may set regulations on where visitors with stock can camp, where and how they can tethering their pack stock, how many stock can accompany a group of visitors, and the use of native feed and pellets. Wild horses and burros are considered part of the natural environment, if populations were established at the time of wilderness designation. Recreation livestock used by commercial outfitters and guides and their customers may be grazed under permit.