Benefits of wild horses in the mountains. Conservationist William Simpson articulates a brilliant argument for herding wild horses out of places where they are not wanted. And up into the mountain wilderness areas on my ranch where I have my 70 wild, horses are deer. Population is great because the lions are eating the horses and it takes depredation pressure off the deer. So our deer, right. And this one little niche area are able to recover, whereas everywhere else in California they ain’t doing (Expletive deleted ain't doing anything.) A lot of the hunters I know don't know much about science. So are they more savvy?. No, you know, you need to go do your science. I'm not going to do your homework for you. They want to know something. You've got to go do the homework. But Hansen and Longhorn brought in a team of scientists and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, California Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service. So they studied deer and wild horses in the mountains of California and northern Nevada border. And they found that deer and wild horses are commensal. That means that they can share the same division and they'll have a one percent grazing overlap. That means that horses do not take food off the table. That's what that and that was a long study to, though, the seven year study by a multi discipline team of scientists. It was totally agnostic. They wanted to know, are these horses depleting the supply of food for these deer? And the answer was no.