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BLM to Remove Over 800 Wild Horses North of Midas

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it plans to remove more than 800 wild horses from the range about 60 miles north of Midas.

Officials say they plan to begin the roundup around Nov. 26 in the Owyhee Complex, which is located in Elko and Humboldt counties.

Plans call for the initial removal of about 800 mustangs from the Little Owyhee Herd Management Area, then the permanent removal of another 47 horses from the Owyhee Herd Management Area.

BLM officials say the roundup is needed because of an "excess" number of wild horses in the area.

Horses removed from the range will either be put up for adoption by the public or sent to long-term pastures in the Midwest.

A helicopter will chase horses on the range to corrals.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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