Twelve wild horses captured on second day of Eagle / Silver King roundup, Dec. 22, 2016

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Wild horses captured during the Owyhee roundup in Northern Nevada, held Nov. 2-Dec. 2, are shown in this file photo by Steve Paige for RTF.


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Seven studs, three mares, two foals were captured on Wednesday as the Bureau of Land Management continued a four-day helicopter roundup in Eastern Nevada.

The BLM plans to remove about 100 wild horses from public and private lands inside and outside the Eagle and Silver King Herd Management Areas. So far, 43 wild horses have been captured. None have died.

Also on Wednesday, 13 studs, 13 mares and seven foals were transported to the BLM’s Indian Lakes off-range corrals in Fallon, NV., where they will be put up for adoption. Unadopted horses are to be transported to long-term holding facilities.

According to BLM, the “emergency” roundup is “necessary to provide for public and animal safety,” along U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 22.