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Feds hope to conduct horse roundups in western Colorado

By: Associated Press
June 10, 2018 Updated: June 10, 2018 at 8:50 pm
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A helicopter herds wild horses into a trap near Bairoil last week during the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse roundup. The horses are led through gates to trailers and then trucked to nearby temporary corrals for sorting. (Kerry Huller/Star-Tribune)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— Federal land managers are hoping to conduct roundups to remove hundreds of wild horses in western Colorado this year.

The Daily Sentinel reports that the Bureau of Land Management is asking for public comment on a plan to use water and bait to corral wild horses in the Little Book Cliffs Herd Management Area near Grand Junction and remove 60.

The agency also is proposing to use bait and helicopters to gather and remove 374 horses in the Piceance (PEE'-ants)-East Douglas Herd Management Area near Meeker. It also wants to remove about 514 wild horses from the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area and areas near Maybell.

Grand Junction field manager Katie Stevens says the agency has made progress reducing horse birth rates but says periodic roundups are still necessary.

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