BLM to Gather Wild Horses Northeast of Reno

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has
announced plans to remove nearly 300 wild horses from herd
management areas near Reno early next year.

The agency on Friday released a decision of record for the
Flanigan, Dogskin Mountain and Granite Peak wild horse gathers. The`areas are about 20 miles northeast of Reno.

Helicopters will be used. The roundups will take place in
January or February and take up to 10 days to complete.

Officials say about 283 horses will be permanently removed from
the range and either placed for adoption or sent to long-term
holding facilities.

All mares to be released back to the Flanigan area will be given
birth control.

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