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By Karla Pomeroy
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Fifteenmile wild horse herd at 107 after gather

 

October 31, 2019

COURTESY/Sarah Beckwith via BLM

The Bureau of Land Management released 53 studs, 41 mares and one colt back into the Fifteenmile Herd Management Area last Thursday, Oct. 24. Here, the mares head back onto the HMA, released from the corrals.

WORLAND - An eight-day gather of wild horses in the Fifteenmile Herd Management Area resulted in 607 horses gathered with 11 deaths and 97 returned to the range.

Sarah Beckwith, Bureau of Land Management public affairs officer for the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office in Worland, said, "We had four gather-related horse deaths and seven horses were humanely euthanized because of pre-existing conditions that were so bad that their prognosis for survival out on the range was very poor."

Horses were euthanized for the following reasons: terminal lung infection, severe leg deformities, ga...



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