BLM announced today that approximately 125 wild horses will be removed from the Nevada WHR, beginning on or about July 28, due to insufficient water.
The operation will be carried out with bait traps, according to the news release, and will not be open to public observation.
It covers about 1.3 million acres of military land in southern Nevada. The AML is 500, for a target stocking rate of 0.4 wild horses per thousand acres.
The WHR is managed principally for wild horses. Livestock grazing is not allowed and public access is prohibited.
The current population was estimated to be 961, including 461 excess horses.
Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Ridgecrest, CA.
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