The BLM will remove 2,200 excess horses from four HMAs in eastern Nevada starting on or about August 1.
Helicopters will push the animals into the traps and the incident will be open to public observation, according to a news release dated July 29.
The total AML is 789 and the current population is thought to exceed 6,000.
The HMAs cover approximately 1.6 million acres, for an aimed-at stocking rate of 0.5 wild horses per thousand acres. The average rate across all HMAs is one wild horse per thousand acres.
The pre-gather stocking rate is about four wild horses per thousand acres, equivalent to 250 acres per horse.
Horses removed from the Complex will be taken to the off-range corrals at Palomino Valley, NV or Axtel, UT.
Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page.