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November 9, 2012
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BLM will retain Wassuk wild horses

Plans to release some of the wild horses gathered in the Wassuk Herd Management Area southeast of Yerington have been canceled by the Bureau of Land Management because the horses were in poor condition.

"These horses are in such poor condition, it's not really an option to release them back to the same circumstances they came from," said Terri Knutson, Stillwater Field Manager. "Lack of forage because of excessive drought conditions and overpopulation of animals are worse than it has been in years."

The BLM's Carson City District began gathering wild horses on Nov. 3.

The original plan was to …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 9, 2012 08:40PM Published Nov 9, 2012 08:34PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.