Wild horses shot in Red Desert

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CASPER, Wyo. (KGWN) - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is investigating the shooting deaths of five federally protected wild horses in south-central Wyoming.

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BLM spokeswoman Sarah Beckwith says all the horses were found dead over the last few months on public land in the remote Red Desert area.

Beckwith says three horses were found in early November and another two last month.

She says she doesn't have any details on how the horses were shot.

Wild horses are protected a federal law.

Beckwith says the BLM is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved.