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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 07/13/12
Contacts: Tyson Finnicum, 307-775-6045    

Wild Horses Available for Adoption at Cheyenne Frontier Days

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer two halter-started fillies for adoption by silent bid at Cheyenne Frontier Days July 20-28.

The horses will be available for viewing in a corral across from the General Land Office in Wild Horse Gulch, located east of the fairgrounds.

Bids may be placed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. At noon on Saturday, July 28, bidding will close and the two yearlings will go home to the highest qualified bidder or bidders.

One mustang, a grulla filly with a star on her forehead and socks on both hind legs, was gathered from the Little Colorado Herd Management Area (HMA) north of Rock Springs, Wyo. The other, a dun filly with a star, strip and snip, comes from the Antelope Hills HMA near Lander. Both horses have been gentled at the Mantle Wild Horse Adoption and Training Center near Wheatland.

Requirements to adopt include: a corral made of pipe or wood and a shelter; a safe, enclosed stock trailer; and the ability to provide for the animal. Bidders must complete an adoption application prior to placing a bid.

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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: 07-13-2012