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457 horses gathered from Wassuk Range

As many as 457 wild horses were gathered from the Wassuk Range 12 miles southeast of Yerington, according to the Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office.

The Wassuk Wild Horse Gather wrapped up on Monday. Because of poor body condition of the majority of the gathered horses, along with impacts of overpopulation and drought, the horses planned to be released back to the range, including mares planned to be vaccinated with fertility control, were instead removed.

The purpose of the gather was to reduce the herd populations by removing excess wild horses and to implement population …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 13, 2012 08:16PM Published Nov 13, 2012 08:11PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.