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Roughly 150 Wild Horses to be Removed in Millard County

Roughly 150 Wild Horses to be Removed in Millard County

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FILLMORE, Utah (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management will begin removing wild horses from the Swasey Herd Management Area in mid-July. The Swasey HMA is on the Swasey Mountains in north central Millard County, about 30 miles west of Delta.

The removal will involve about 250 wild horses that are roaming the area.

Officials say the Swasey HMA can only handle between 60 and 100 horses.That means that 150 or more horses will need to be removed from the area, which is about 120,000 acres.

Many of the horses in the Swasey Herd are descendants of horses that were turned loose or escaped from local ranches. The Swasey herd is dominated by gray and light colored horses. The herd also has some black, brown and bay horses.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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