February 21, 2023
A feral bull is seen along the Gila River in the Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico, on July 25, 2020. U.S. Forest Service officials in New Mexico are moving ahead with plans to kill feral cattle they say have become a threat to public safety and natural resources. (Robin Silver/Center for Biological Diversity)
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A specialized team of wildlife managers has killed 19 wild cows in the Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico as part of a contested project to rid the area of the unauthorized animals.
A helicopter with a shooter will fly over a portion of the vast Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico next week, searching for feral cows to kill.