Information sought about shooting deaths of Onaqui wild horses

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A stallion and his band from the north herd on the Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area in Utah. Photo by Meg Frederick.

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking information about the fatal shooting of two stallions on the Onaqui Herd Management Area in Utah. A $22,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

A member of the public reported discovering the dead horses on March 19 near Simpson Springs Mountain Road on the HMA. The incident is believed to have taken place about two days earlier.

The Onaqui herd is among the best-known and most photographed wild horse herds, in part because of its location about 60 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the BLM Utah Law Enforcement Tipline at (800) 722-3998. Those who believe they may have information about the shootings can choose to remain anonymous.