By Mike Koshmrl 

Resolution calls for gathering, slaughter of wild horses for meat


February 2, 2023

Angus M. Thuermer, Jr./WyoFile

A helicopter drives a band of wild horses into the BLM trap near Superior in October 2021.

Rep. John Winter (R-Thermopolis) rode horseback into the Red Desert to see some new country last year. 

An outfitter and rancher, Winter was accompanied by a rangeland specialist and members of the Rock Springs Grazing Association. During the outing he learned a good bit about a growing natural resource concern in that corner of the state: Wild horses. 

"I'll tell you, there are just too many horses," Winter said. "They're affecting sage grouse and other wildlife, and it's ruining the range." 

Newly passionate about the issue, the third-term state representative tried to get the attentio...

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