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Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 7:38 a.m.

Public running out of room, money to handle wild horses

 Pryor Mountain wild stallions playfully fight in Bridger, Mont. Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The Pryor Mountain wild horses are just a small part of an estimated 33,000 wild horses that roam across 10 Western states, the majority of them in Nevada, where Bybee used to work.  (David Grubbs / Associated Press)
Pryor Mountain wild stallions playfully fight in Bridger, Mont. Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The Pryor Mountain wild horses are just a small part of an estimated 33,000 wild horses that roam across 10 Western states, the majority of them in Nevada, where Bybee used to work. (David Grubbs / Associated Press)

PUBLIC LANDS -- It's well past time to override the emotional argument that wild horses are above proven wildlife management methods that protect the landscape and habitat for that species as well as other wildlife.

U.S. is running out of options for wild horse management

With 50,000 wild horses corralled in holding facilities in the United States and an estimated 11,000 more roaming the range beyond what those wild lands are capable of supporting, the U.S. policy on wild horses has reached a tipping point. -- New York Times




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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