- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - After being forced to recalculate the desired wild horse population in southern Montana, the Bureau of Land Management has again reached the same conclusion: the area needs a maximum of 90 to 120 adult horses.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2iYpNI5 ) that a federal judge in July told the BLM it was using outdated information when it decided to remove wild horses in 2015 as part of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range population management plan, but a reassessment released on Dec. 26 reached the same figures. The range currently contains 160 wild horses.

The calculation came after Friends of Animals sued the BLM in 2015 to halt annual removals of horses from the range, which is located in Carbon County about 70 miles south of Billings.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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