BLM said today that approximately 250 excess horses will be removed from the North Hills JMA starting December 15. The operation will be carried out with helicopters and will be open to public observation, according to the news release.
The combined AML is 60, accounting for 720 AUMs per year. The AML for the HMA is 36, requiring 432 AUMs per year.
The HMA intersects five grazing allotments that provide 1,967 AUMs per year for cattle and sheep inside the HMA, per Section 3.2 of the final EA.
Livestock grazing does not occur in the WHT.
Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Axtell.
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