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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wild horses are transported to a temporary holding facility Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in Sweetwater County. The Bureau of Land Management is removing more than 800 horses from the checkerboard lands in southwest Wyoming, a largely-unfenced mosaic of public and private grazing parcels. The re…

December 17, 2014 6:13 pm
University of Wyoming research provides data on wild horse diets

University of Wyoming research provides data on wild horse diets

CASPER, Wyo. — University of Wyoming research is contributing to a better understanding of how wild horses affect the state’s rangelands.

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Legislators say wild horse plan isn't working

Legislators say wild horse plan isn't working

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers on Monday critiqued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s recent wild horse roundup, insisting the agency's strategy isn't working.

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Judge denies request to delay wild horse roundup

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge has denied a request from horse preservation groups to block the federal government's plan to round up about 800 wild horses in Wyoming.

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Groups file appeal over management of Pryor horses

Groups file appeal over management of Pryor horses

Wild-horse advocacy groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that denied their challenge to the government's management of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.

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BLM criticized for selling horses for slaughter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials. They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse.

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800 wild horses up for adoption in Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management's wild horse holding facility is reopening with about 800 horses available for adoption.

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Wild horses

Wild horses

Wild horses are separated in pens at the BLM’s Britton Springs facility once they have been trapped on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range.

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BLM seeks comments on 2nd Wyoming horse sanctuary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking people's thoughts and ideas for a proposed wild horse sanctuary north of Lander.

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Report critical of BLM’s wild-horse plan; Says not enough being done to curb population

Report critical of BLM’s wild-horse plan; Says not enough being done to curb population

BUTTE — A recent report by the National Research Council says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is doing a poor job managing its Wild Horse and Burro Program.

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Wild horses released to 2,500-acre pasture

Wild horses released to 2,500-acre pasture

ENNIS — Good fences make good neighbors. — At least that’s what Greg and Karen Rice hope.

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Mustang geldings

Mustang geldings

Mustang geldings run on the Spanish Q Ranch near Ennis on Friday. The horses are part of a herd of 710 wild horses that were relocated to the ranch earlier this year as part of the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. The Spanish Q is the BLM’s first long-term holding fa…

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Fertility drugs, nature better than horse roundups

Fertility drugs, nature better than horse roundups

A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government would be better off investing in widespread fertility control of the mustangs and let nature cull any excess herds instead of spending millions to house them in overflowing holding pens.

June 05, 2013 9:01 am Photos

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Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Visitors can get up close to wild horses at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, S.D.

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Cheyenne River

Cheyenne River

The Cheyenne River cuts through the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, S.D.

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Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

Visitors can get up close to wild horses at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs, S.D.

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BLM proposes horse roundup in southern Wyoming

RAWLINS, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a wild-horse roundup in Wyoming in an area in Sweetwater and Carbon counties, from Interstate 80 south to the Colorado border.

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Wild animal birth control: politics vs. science

Wild animal birth control: politics vs. science

The management of wild horse herds and flourishing urban deer populations is so politically charged that science often gets pushed aside, said Jay Kirkpatrick, of the Billings-based Science and Conservation Center.

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McCullough Peaks horses to be offered for adoption

A wild-horse adoption and training demonstration will be held April 26-27 at the Northwest College Agriculture Pavilion in Powell, Wyo.

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Ranch owner relieved over failure of Senate bill to manage wild horses

Ranch owner relieved over failure of Senate bill to manage wild horses

BUTTE — The ranch owner who manages the only long-term holding facility for wild horses in Montana breathed a sigh a relief when a Senate bill that would have required the state to develop a management plan for the horses died in committee on Tuesday.

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