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BLM Moving Wild Horses To Montana Ranch

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BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management says it's proceeding with a plan to move 700 wild horses to a ranch in southwestern Montana.

The Montana Standard reports ( the first truckloads of horses are due to arrive at the 15,000-acre Spanish Q Ranch northwest of Ennis as early as Wednesday. BLM officials say all the horses are expected to be at the ranch by March 18.

The Spanish Q has a 10-year contract with the BLM to house the horse at a cost of $1.36 per animal per day, much less than the average $5.50 cost at short-term facilities in Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Oklahoma

The ranch will hold horses that have been captured to control population levels on public land and have not been adopted.


Information from: The Montana Standard

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