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Wild horse gather in eastern Nevada halted after 294 removed

The Bureau of Land Management released this photograph of horses gathered in the White River area of eastern Nevada.
The Bureau of Land Management released this photograph of horses gathered in the White River area of eastern Nevada.(KOLO)
Published: Nov. 23, 2019 at 1:09 PM PST
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The Bureau of Land Management said it will resume the roundup of wild horses in Lincoln and Nye counties in January after removing 294 wild horses in November.

The goal is to remove up to 450 wild horses in the Seaman and White River herd areas on BLM land. The gather started Nov. 12 but was stopped on Nov. 20 because so many horses were in the pinyon-juniper higher elevations due to an unseasonably warm and dry fall, the BLM reported.

In the 2008 Ely Resource Management Plan, the BLM decided this area should have no wild horses.

“The purpose of this gather is to remove all excess wild horses from areas not designated for or suitable to their long-term management and prevent further degradation of public lands,” the BLM said.

The animals gathered so far were taken to the Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals in Ridgecrest, Calif., for a chance to be adopted. Those that are not adopted will be moved to a location for long-term care, the BLM said.

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