ELY, Nev. -- The Bureau of Land Management plans to round up more than 1,700 wild horses in eastern Nevada this summer during a series of gathers in Elko and White Pine counties.
BLM spokesman Chris Hanefeld says the roundups will begin in July. The biggest is planned in the Triple B Horse Management Area about 70 miles southeast of Elko and 30 miles northwest of Ely.
The BLM says that area can support between 250 and 500 mustangs but estimates there are more than 1,400 there.
The agency also intends to remove more than half of the 600 horses in the Maverick-Medicine HMA near the Elko-White Pine county line and up to a few dozen from the Antelope Valley HMA and the Cherry Springs territory near the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.