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1,300 wild horses, burros targeted

RENO — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.

Nevada wildlife refuge to remove all wild horses

RENO - Federal officials have approved a final management plan for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Nevada that calls for the removal of all wild horses and burros from it within five years. The move is being made because the...

New wild horse board chief in hot seat

RENO - This is not Boyd Spratling's first rodeo. The new chairman of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has seen a lot in his 35 years as a veterinarian in rural northeast Nevada. But he admits, he's not sure...

BLM extends period to comment on horses

WINNEMUCCA - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has decided to give the public more time to comment on a controversial plan to round up more than 600 wild horses in the Jackson Mountains northwest of Winnemucca. The comment period on the...

Wild horse allies: BLM officials stacked against them

Wild horse protection advocates are accusing the federal Bureau of Land Management of stacking a public advisory board with friends of cattle ranchers at the expense of mustangs, and warning that the panel is increasingly sympathetic to the idea of slaughtering excess animals in overpopulated herds on U.S. lands in the West.

BLM postpones roundup of wild horses near Reno

RENO -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is postponing its plans to remove nearly 300 wild horses from the range near Reno. In a news release Sunday, agency officials said the roundup will be postponed until further notice due to unspecified "...