The incident will begin on or about October 11, according to the new release.
Helicopters will push the horses into the traps and the operation will be open to public observation. Five HMAs are involved.
The capture goal is 947 and the removal goal is 615. Mares returned to the Complex will be treated with PZP.
The Complex covers about one million acres and has an AML of 999, as shown in Table 1 of the Final EA for resource enforcement actions therein. The stocking rate allowed by plan is one wild horse per thousand acres, in line with the target rate across all HMAs.
The pre-gather population was estimated to be 1,188.
The Complex intersects six grazing allotments, listed in Table 5 of the EA. Figure 13 shows the arrangement. The image above is from the Western Watersheds map.
Captured animals will be taken to the Sutherland off-range corrals in Utah.
Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page.
The EA was posted with other project documents in ePlanning.
Western Horse Watchers does not see the wisdom of mobilizing a contractor in an area that is only 20% above AML and almost certainly below the True AML.