BLM announced today that gather operations would commence next week on the Bible Springs Complex and Sulphur HMA in southwestern Utah. The complex includes the Four Mile, Bible Springs and Tilly Creek HMAs. The news release included the Blawn Wash region in the complex, but it is a herd area north of Four Mile.
The gather will be open to public observation.
Captured animals will be taken to an off-range facility in Axtell, Utah, where they will be checked by a veterinarian and prepared for adoption. Gather stats can be found on this page.
The four HMAs cover 427, 349 acres and have a combined AML of 420, for a target population density of one animal per thousand acres.
The news release did not indicate if dry conditions were a factor in the decision to remove horses and if livestock were present on the HMAs and surrounding lands.