The HMAs belong to the Triple B Complex, which was gathered about a year ago.
The operation will be carried out with bait traps, according to the news release, and will not be open to public observation.
Triple B covers 1,232,494 acres in eastern Nevada. Maverick-Medicine, to the north, contains 323,562 acres. The AML at Triple B is 518, for a target stocking rate of 0.4 wild horses per thousand acres. At Maverick-Medicine, the AML is 276, for a target stocking rate of 0.9 wild horses per thousand acres.
Recall from the discussion in April that fractional stocking rates may indicate large amounts of forage diverted to privately owned livestock.
The estimated population at Triple B is 1,618 wild horses, with an estimated 1,944 wild horses at Maverick-Medicine.
Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals at Palomino Valley, about 20 miles north of Reno.
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