The goal is 100 horses gathered with 50 removed. The current population is 261.
The story did not indicate if an excess of studs would be returned to the HMA to skew the sex ratio or if the mares would be treated with contraceptives.
The operation will be carried out with bait and water traps and will not be open to public observation.
The HMA covers about 434,000 acres in southern Oregon and has an AML of 250.
The HMA lies within the Beaty Butte allotment and is managed primarily for livestock.
Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Hines.
Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page.
As of today, an announcement has not appeared on the BLM news site.