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June 21, 2012
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Federal judge clears use of helicopter in horse gather

The Bureau of Land Management will continue its emergency gather of wild horses in the southern portion of the Jackson Mountains Herd Management Area following a court ruling Wednesday.

U.S. District Court Judge Howard McKibben denied a motion to enjoin the use of a helicopter to conduct the emergency gather that is currently underway in the southern portion of the HMA, but enjoined the agency from gathering excess wild horses from the non-emergency areas of the HMA by helicopter before July 1

"The Court recognized that emergency conditions in the southern area of the HMA required prompt action by the …

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