ELY, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials say they plan to begin rounding up as many as 800 wild horses from vast range in eastern Nevada to reduce what land managers call damaging overpopulation.
The Bureau of Land Management says the operation is scheduled to begin Tuesday in a public land study area known as the Triple B Complex.
The complex covers about 2,500-square-miles (6,475-square-kilometers) in the bureau’s Elko and Ely districts.
A statement says helicopters will be used, the roundup should last less than four weeks and the aim is to reduce the number of wild horses from an estimated 3,400 to about 2,600.
The bureau says agents will escort public observers at pre-scheduled times, and captured horses will be checked by a veterinarian and offered for adoption or sale through a bureau program in Sparks.
Today’s Top Stories
- Nintendo is bringing back a super-retro handheld from the 1980s
- New details about Lake Powell boat crash
- ‘Anonymous’ hacker group threatens to “expose many crimes” of Minneapolis PD
- Military family robbed in Salt Lake City
- Church leaders update COVID-19 safety measures for Utah
- APNewsBreak: Lawsuit claims Utah’s Grand America exploited immigrants
- Man dies after hit by car; driver booked for fleeing scene
- Family announces they’ll say goodbye to Dixie, a dog burned for revenge
- Parents, teachers, students sound off on later school start times
- Congressman’s siblings release an attack ad against their own brother