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By Mark Davis
Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchang 

Officials try to control horse populations

POWELL — The four mares and a foal moved slowly as they browsed through Mustang Flats, with at least two ears up at all time. Joseph — a magnificent stallion of colonial Spanish descent — followed his mares, keeping a wary eye on the horizon. They were being pursued.

 

March 23, 2018



POWELL — The four mares and a foal moved slowly as they browsed through Mustang Flats, with at least two ears up at all time.

Joseph — a magnificent stallion of colonial Spanish descent — followed his mares, keeping a wary eye on the horizon.

They were being pursued.

Bill Pickett, natural resources program manager for Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, was trying to get within 30 yards of a beautiful young mare known as Icara, hoping to hit her with a dart loaded with contraceptives. But the band knows Pickett.

He and Bureau of Land Management Range Technician Ryan Bradshaw...



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