BLM to host annual tours of Bruneau Off-Range Wild Horse Corrals
BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer two public tours of the Bruneau Off-Range Wild Horse Corrals on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The first will begin at 10 a.m. and the second will begin at 1 p.m. Each tour will last about two hours and can accommodate up to 20 people. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The public can sign up to attend and receive driving directions to the facility by calling BLM Idaho at (208) 329-4534. Please RSVP for one of the two tours by June 3, 2019. About a 75-minute drive southeast of Boise, the corrals are located at 28536 Jacks Creek Road.
What to Know Before You Go On a Public Tour
- Tours start promptly at the scheduled time, so be at the facility a few minutes early or the wagon may leave and we cannot come back to pick you up
- Bring comfortable shoes and clothes. Hats and sunscreen recommended
- Bring your own water
- Cameras and video cameras welcome
- Visitors will not be able to walk around the facility unaccompanied --they must travel with the group in the wagon
About the Corrals
The Bruneau Off-Range Wild Horse Corrals are privately owned and operated, and currently provide care for just over 1,120 wild horses. The facility staff has been caring for mares (some pregnant) gathered from the Owyhee Complex Herd Management Areas in Nevada last fall. The tours will include opportunities to see foals born this spring at the Corrals. The 80-acre facility contains 39 large holding pens, each pen measuring 70,000 square feet and capable of safely holding approximately 100 horses.
The horses 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. A veterinarian routinely inspects the horses and provides necessary medical care as needed. The BLM strives to place horses removed from the range into good private homes.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.