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BLM Conducting Horse Roundup In Northern Nevada

The Bureau of Land Management is rounding up wild horses in northern Nevada because there isn't enough water available.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports that BLM began the emergency horse gather Thursday and plans to remove up to 60 of the animals from the Goshute Herd Management Area southwest of Wendover.

The agency's Wells Field Office determined that the limited water resources warranted emergency action because the situation is too extreme to address in the normal gather cycle.

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BLM says the gather will remove some horses to lessen competition for limited water and prevent declining health, suffering or death of the most vulnerable horses.

The process could last up to one month.