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Wild horse found shot in Fillmore; $2,000 reward offered for info

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Jul 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-20 15:22:22-04

FILLMORE, Utah – Authorities are offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to those responsible after finding a wild horse that had been shot and killed.

Officials said a resident called about a horse found dead on public lands west of Delta, Utah.

Specialists from the Bureau of Land Management Utah Fillmore Field Office found a wild horse in the Swasey Herd Management Area (HMA) that had been shot with a small-caliber gun.

“Harassing, capturing or killing wild horses is illegal,” Kevin Oliver said, West Desert District Manager.  “The 1971 Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burro Act protects these animals and the BLM is committed to enforcing the act and finding those responsible.”

Investigators said they have several leads but would appreciate help from anyone who might have information on the 14-year-old Palomino stud found dead near Middle Pond in the Swasey HMA.

You can call (801) 539-4082 with any information.

Officials said violations of the 1971 Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burro Act are punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, a year in prison, or both.