U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
|Release Date: 07/29/10|
Two Wild Horses Available for Adoption at Cheyenne Frontier Days
The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be offering for adoption two sorrel/white pinto yearlings by silent bid at Cheyenne Frontier Days July 24-31.
The yearlings will be available for viewing from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in a corral across from the General Land Office at Wild Horse Gulch on the east side of the Cheyenne Frontier Days fair grounds. Silent bidding will end at noon on Saturday, July 31, and the horses will go to the highest bidders.
One yearling was gathered from the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) near Cody and exhibits characteristics of a “Curly”. The second yearling comes from the Stewart Creek HMA near Rawlins. Both have been gentled at the Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Center near Wheatland and are halter-trained and will lead, load and allow their feet to be picked up.
To qualify as a bidder, the adopter must be 18 years of age or older, have no prior violations of adoption regulations, and have no convictions of inhumane treatment of animals. Adoption applications will be available and approved on site. Applications and photos of the horses can also be seen on the BLM’s website: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses/CFD.html
The adopter must also be able to provide a corral fence of at least 400 square feet by 5 feet high and provide shelter that is adequate for the climate conditions prevalent in the area. Auction winners can pick up the horses directly from Frontier Park or can make arrangements for transportation after the event.
For further information, call 1-866-4-MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or visit: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html
Note to editors: If you would like photos or to interview specialists, please contact Nicole Lebsack at 307-775-6267.
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.
Wyoming State Office 5353 Yellowstone Cheyenne, WY 82009
|Last updated: 08-03-2010|
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