Calico Roundup Announced

It’s the last one on the schedule for FY 2022.

The incident will begin on or about September 10, according to yesterday’s news release, with a capture goal of 1,076 wild horses and removal goal of 1,036, compared to 1,556 and 1,445 in the schedule.

Up to 40 cherished mares will be treated with fertility control and returned to the area.

Helicopters will push the animals into the traps and operations will be open to public observation.

Five HMAs are affected.

The Complex covers 584,101 total acres in northern Nevada, as shown in Table 1 of the Final EA for resource enforcement actions, and has an AML of 952 wild horses and 65 wild burros.

An aerial survey in May found 1,593 wild horses in and around the Complex.

The Western Watersheds map shows the layout.

Calico Complex Map 09-07-22

The Complex intersects five grazing allotments.  The forage assigned to livestock inside the HMAs is not known at this time.

Overpopulation means more horses than allowed by plan, not necessarily more horses than the land can support.

Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Fallon.

Gather stats and daily reports can be found at this page.

The EA was posted with other project documents at ePlanning.

RELATED: Calico Decision Reached.

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