“While the killings happened in November and January, she didn’t know why the BLM chose to delay releasing the information until now, she said.”
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is investigating the deaths of five federally protected wild horses that were found on public land in Wyoming’s Red Desert, a BLM spokeswoman said Tuesday.
“We’re also offering a reward of $1,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in the death of these horses,” said Sarah Beckwith, BLM spokeswoman for the Lander field office that covers the Wyoming, Wind River, Bighorn Basin District.
Beckwith said three horse corpses were found in early November: one on Green Mountain, and two near the Three Forks/Atlantic City Road in the Pickett Lake area.
Two more horses were found in mid-January near the same road south of Crooks Mountain.
“Preliminary findings suggest that all five horses were shot,” Beckwith said, adding she doesn’t have any other information about how they were shot.
While the killings happened in November and January, she didn’t know why the BLM chose to delay releasing the information until now, she said.
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