Bureau of Land Management offers public tour of Winnemucca Off-Range Corrals on May 16 and 17, 2024

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host free public tours of the Winnemucca Off-Range Wild Horse and Burro Corral located in Paradise Valley, Nevada, on Thursday May 16 and Friday, May 17, 2024. Attendees will have the opportunity to view wild horses gathered from overpopulated herds in Nevada, California, and the recently gathered animals from the East Pershing Complex.

The privately owned and operated corral is located outside of Winnemucca, Nev. in Paradise Valley, which is approximately a 30-minute drive north of Winnemucca. There will be two days of tours with two public tours offered each day. The daily tours are to begin at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and each will last about two hours and accommodate up to 20 people on each tour.

To register for a tour and get driving directions to the facility, please contact the BLM at (775) 475-2222. A waiting list will be set up should the attendee number reach 40 people each day.

“The BLM is responsible for managing and maintaining healthy wild horse and burro populations on public lands and providing humane care and treatment to animals removed from public lands which are temporarily held in off-range corral facilities pending final disposition to adoption or sale events, or to off-range pastures. I encourage all who are interested to sign up for this public tour to see the newest constructed off-range corral facility in Nevada, along with the animals, and the care that is provided for them,” stated John Neill, Wild Horse and Burro Facility Operations Manager.

Tour attendees will be taken as a group by wagon around the facility to view the animals and learn about the facility and the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program. Attendees should wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Hats and sunscreen are recommended, and photography is welcome. An on-site portable toilet will be available.

The Winnemucca Off-range Corrals can provide care for up to 4,000 wild horses or burros. The facility encompasses 100 acres containing 42 large holding pens, each measuring 70,000-75,000 square feet that will safely hold about 100 horses. The animals receive an abundance of feed tailored to their needs each day, along with a constant supply of fresh water through automatic watering troughs. Free choice mineral block supplements are also provided to the animals in each pen. A veterinarian routinely inspects the animals and provides necessary care as needed.

BLM strives to place wild horses and burros removed from public lands into good, private homes. Animals at the Winnemucca Off-range Corral are made available to the public for adoption or purchase throughout the year at off-site adoption and sale events and through BLM’s Online Corral website.

For more information on upcoming events and opportunities, visit blm.gov/whb/events.