Wild-horse control

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Marty Felix, left, Georgia Manus, center, and John Boughton stand at the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area. They are part of the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area Darting Team, a volunteer group which holds down the population of wild horses in the area by shooting darts with a substance that prevents mares from becoming pregnant.

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“Got her from 50 yards after a two-hour stalk over jagged rock and cactus, just when she stopped to sniff the breeze,” might go one refrain.

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