8 Horses Shot, Killed In Heber Wild Horse Territory

Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service

HEBER-OVERGAARD — Federal officials announced on Sunday the shooting deaths of 8 horses in the Heber-Overgaard area.

According to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, investigators confirmed the discovery of the deceased horses on the Black Mesa Ranger District outside of the Heber Wild Horse territory on January 10, 2020.

The Forest Service and the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the deaths.

The Forest Service is asking the public to “remain patient and to avoid the area during the ongoing investigation.”

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  1. Here is an idea, why not, instead of killing mountain lions move them to where a food source is? Kind of like killing two birds with one stone.

  2. No one should shoot horses. That said they do not belong out there. They are not wildlife, and their uncontrolled populations are destroying wildlife habitat all over the western United States. If the government can’t/won’t do its job, people will take matters into their own hands.

  3. after hunting in 3a – heber – in november
    OVER POPULATION – ruining natural vegetation for WILD LIFE
    either do something or people will – guess that is why they are getting killed

    as hunter we want RESPONSIBLE animal management – but doing nothing isn’t RESPONSIBLE

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