photo by Carol Walker
A rare chance for the public to see the wild horses warehoused by the BLM on private property that is a feedlot:
from a BLM news release:
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.
Categories: Wild Horses/Mustangs