BLM announced today that approximately 1,700 excess horses will be gathered from the Eagle Complex on the Nevada-Utah border, starting January 13. Around 1,600 horses will be permanently removed from their home range and 100 will be returned, including 50 mares that have been treated with contraceptives.
The roundup will be carried out with helicopters and will be open to public observation.
The current population in the Complex is 2,484 wild horses, including the 2019 foal crop, and the AML is 265.
An emergency gather occurred at the Eagle HMA in September, 2018.
Captured animals will be taken to the Palomino Valley off-range corrals about 20 miles north of Sparks, NV.
All three HMAs are subject to permitted livestock grazing, according to section 3.3.5 of the final Environmental Assessment for the roundup.
Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page.