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Weather postpones Pine Nuts wild horse roundup

Wild horses on federal land. (Bureau of Land Management)
Wild horses on federal land. (Bureau of Land Management)(KOTA)
Published: Feb. 20, 2019 at 9:24 PM PST
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The Bureau of Land Management announced Wednesday it is suspending a roundup of wild horses in the Pine Nut Mountains and may start again after foaling season.

Bad weather halted the roundup. The BLM announced earlier in February it wanted to gather 575 horses it said were excess in Lyon and Douglas counties and Carson City. The gather area is south of Dayton and east of Carson City and Minden

They have gathered about 340 wild horses in the Pine Nut Mountains area. There were supposed to be about 775 horses in the area.

Horses overpopulated the area and left it in search of food and water, crating safety issues and damaging natural resources, the BLM said. The goal was to reduce the wild horse population to about 118 to 179.