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Feds’ wild horses now roaming Powerball winner’s land

Wild horses, removed at one time from BLM range, will now graze Neal Wanless's Butte County ranch. Photo by Chris Huber, Journal staff

As an illustration of the lengths the federal government must now go to manage all the wild horses under its care, it doesn’t get much more telling than this: In South Dakota, a Powerball jackpot winner is now getting paid to let the government’s horses roam his land.

On Tuesday, officials of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management showed off the roughly 50 square miles of grassland where a herd of 917 newly transferred wild horses will graze for years to come.

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–Reprinted with permission from the Rapid City Journal

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