BLM said today that that approximately 125 wild horses will be gathered from the Range Creek HMA in Carbon County, UT, starting July 1. The operation will be carried out with helicopters and will be open to public observation.
The HMA covers 55,023 acres and has an AML of 125, for an aimed-at stocking rate of 2.3 wild horses per thousand acres.
The HMA intersects one grazing allotment, with 3,267 AUMs per year authorized across eight pastures. The amount of land falling within the HMA was not given in the EA.
Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Axtell.
Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page.
A roundup occurred on the HMA last September, with 154 wild horses removed.
The current population is thought to be 184, plus this year’s foal crop, according to the news release.