Wild Horse Advocates Make Next Movie in Wyoming Checkerboard Case

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By Horsetalk

Wild horse advocates have lost a legal bid for a temporary injunction to stop the muster of mustangs from the checkerboard lands of Wyoming, but they have been granted more time to allow for an appeal.

Late on Thursday, the US District Court in Wyoming granted an emergency injunction to delay until September 12 the planned roundup of more than 800 wild horses by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from public and private lands in the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin Herd Management Areas (HMAs).

The three HMAs total about 2,427,220 acres, with 1,242,176 acres falling within the checkerboard region – so-named because of its alternating public and private land parcels.

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