Approximately 70% of the wild horses in five HMAs will be removed from public and private lands in the Wyoming checkerboard, beginning on or after October 7, according to a BLM news release.
The roundup will fulfill a court order known as the Rock Springs Consent Decree.
Helicopters will push the horses into the traps and the operation will be open to public observation.
The capture goal is 4,400 and the removal goal is 3,500. Mares returned to the HMAs will be treated with contraceptives.
The pre-gather population is approximately 5,100 and the combined AML is 2,145.
The destination of captured animals was not specified in the announcement.
Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page.