U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Idaho Falls BLM
|Release Date: 11/16/12|
Challis Wild Horse Facility Open Hours & Upcoming Adoption
CHALLIS, ID – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Challis Wild Horse Facility will be open during the dates listed below for members of the public to visit the wild horses that were recently gathered from the Challis Herd Management Area (HMA).
· November 26 – 29, Open 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
· December 7 – 8, Open 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
· December 13, Open 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A first come, first served adoption will begin on December 14 at 10:00 a.m., with bids opening at $75 for a horse, and $25 for a buddy horse. Potential adopters must complete an adoption application prior to bidding on a horse. Being offered for adoption are approximately 43 weanlings – which include 20 fillies and 23 geldings, and an assortment of aged horses from yearling to four years. The horses range in color from grey, pinto, bay, sorrel, black, red roan and several with Appaloosa markings.
We are hopeful we can find a good home for as many horses as possible," said Del “Rawhide” Clark, Burley Field Office Range Technician. "With a little time and patience, anyone having proper facilities should be able to adopt a mustang or burro that would make great working horses or companion animals.”
Additionally, BLM is offering free wild horse gentling demonstrations Friday and Saturday. The featured clinician is Mario Johnson, a horse trainer from Georgetown, Idaho, who won the Wyoming Extreme Mustang Makeover in 2009. All horses that are gentled during these clinics will also be offered for adoption. Johnson will be available during the adoption to answer questions.
December 14 - 15
-Adoption begins 10:00 a.m., facility open until 4:00 p.m.
“All horses available for adoption have been de-wormed and have received vaccinations for common equine conditions and diseases,” according to Clark. “Adopters will receive complete health care records, as well as herd management and other equine information for their newly adopted animals.”
The BLM suggests using stock trailers with side-swinging gates. Trailers with center dividers are acceptable, but multiple dividers must be removed before horses can be transported in the trailer. The BLM will not load horses into two horse trailers or trailers with ramps.
Following the adoption event in December, horses will continue to be available for people to adopt by appointment until mid-January. To make an appointment, please contact Kevin Lloyd, Challis Wild Horse and Burro Specialist at (208) 879-6209. For more information about the adoption event, please contact Del “Rawhide” Clark at (208) 677-6694.
For more information on the Wild Horse and Burro Program and requirements for adoption, call 1-866-4MUSTANGS, (866) 468-7826 or visit blm.gov.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
|Last updated: 02-14-2013|
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