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Billings Field Office
Release Date: 02/07/11
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Available for Adoption

The Bureau of Land Management Billings Field Office is offering a Pryor Mountain wild horse for adoption on February 11, 2011. The oral competitive bid adoption will take place at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, located just off exit 23, Interstate I-94, east of Billings. It will begin at 11 a.m. in front of the interpretive center.

The horse offered for adoption is known as Exhilarate, Exhilaration, or Mr. T and is a seven-year old gelding. The horse kept straying from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range onto private lands, and the BLM made numerous attempts to return him to the range to no avail. In addition to being gelded, he has been freeze-marked, and vaccinated. He is currently being gentled by a contract trainer. 

Adoption applications may be downloaded from the National Wild Horse and Burro website at or by contacting Nancy Bjelland, Wild Horse and Burro Specialist at 406-896-5222. Applications must be approved in order to bid. The minimum bid will be $125. The successful bidder must make arrangements to take the horse at the conclusion of the bidding process.

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. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 08-17-2012