The incident will begin on or about December 1, according to a BLM news release.
A roundup last year took 46 horses off the HMA.
Horses will be drawn into the traps with bait and operations will not be open to public observation.
The capture goal is 50 and the removal goal is 25.
The HMA covers 437,120 acres in southern Oregon and the 250 horses allowed by plan require 3,000 AUMs per year.
The stocking rate allowed by plan is 0.6 wild horses per thousand acres, compared to a target rate of one wild horse per thousand acres across all HMAs.
The current population is thought to be 463.
The allotment lies within the Beaty Butte Common Allotment, which offers 26,121 AUMs per year on 506,985 public acres, or 51.5 AUMs per year per thousand acres.
That resource would support 4.3 wild horses per thousand acres.
The stocking rate at the True AML would be 0.6 + 4.3 = 4.9 wild horses per thousand acres, eight times higher than the government allows!
You don’t have a wild horse problem, you have a resource management problem.
Don’t ask the advocates to explain it, they are clueless.
Captured animals will be taken to the off-range corrals in Hines.
A link to the gather stats and daily reports was not provided.
The FY23 roundup schedule has not been posted to the customary location.