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Bids sought for new wild horse corrals

Published on May 12, 2014

By Martin Griffith, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is soliciting bids for new, short-term holding facilities for wild horses removed from Western rangelands under its ongoing program to thin what it calls overpopulated herds.

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Amid debate, eight wild horses captured in Iron County

Published on May 7, 2014

By Kristen Moulton, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Bureau of Land Management on Monday removed eight wild horses from private land northwest of Cedar City, an Iron County commissioner said Tuesday.

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Utah officials: Feds should round up wild horses

Published on May 5, 2014

By Annie Knox, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State wildlife officials are supporting Utah ranchers and county leaders who are threatening to break federal law and round up wild horses this summer if federal officials don’t do it first.

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Faxes pour into Utah Governor's Office Protesting Anti-Mustang Stand

Published on May 2, 2014

By KCSG

(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - More than 7,000 citizens faxed Utah Governor Gary Herbert in less than 24 hours yesterday, urging him to back off his attack on federally protected wild horses in his state.

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Wild Horse Numbers In Utah Encourage Land Management Discussion

Published on May 2, 2014
By KUTV Wild Horse Numbers In Utah Encourage Land Management Discussion (KUTV) Governor Herbert says Utah has too many wild horses, but horse lovers say ranchers and cattle are causing all the problems. Read more

Utah ranchers sue to force reduction in wild horse population

Published on May 2, 2014

By Jennifer Dobner, Reuters

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A group of Utah ranchers has asked a judge to order the Bureau of Land Management to reduce the number of wild horses roaming public grazing lands, saying the agency has failed to manage the herds which area decimating grasses needed for grazing cattle.

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18 horses saved from slaughter

Published on May 2, 2014

By Gib Mathers, Powell Tribune

Wild mustangs from the McCullough Peaks Horse Management Area take a winter stroll with Carter Mountain in the background.

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Utah ranchers sue BLM, demand removal of wild horses

Published on May 2, 2014

By Kristen Moulton, Salt Lake Tribune

Thirteen ranchers in southwestern and central Utah are asking a federal judge to order the Bureau of Land Management to control the burgeoning number of wild horses that share the range with their cattle and sheep.

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Under pressure, Utah BLM fast-tracks plea to round up wild horses

Published on May 1, 2014

By Kristen Moulton, The Salt Lake Tribune

Under pressure from ranchers and southern Utah elected leaders, the Bureau of Land Management’s Utah office is fast-tracking proposed roundups of wild horses on the state’s parched southwestern ranges.

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Gov. Gary Herbert slammed for wild horse comments

Published on Apr 30, 2014

By Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — National wild horse advocacy organizations are criticizing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for his comments that the animals' populations need to be managed more effectively, including "taking down" some of them for the benefit of cattle grazing.

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BLM switching tactics to control wild horses

Published on Apr 25, 2014
By KRNV GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Bureau of Land Management is trying out a different approach to reduce the number of wild horses Read more

BLM Approves Pilot Project to Treat Wild Horses With Fertility Control

Published on Apr 24, 2014

By KTVN

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City, Sierra Front Field Office has approved a pilot project to treat wild horses that reside near the Fish Springs community, approximately 10 miles south of the Pine Nut Herd Management Area, with fertility control porcine zona pellucide (PZP).

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