Northern Nevada Correctional Center saddle-trained wild horse Adoption Event scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017

RENO, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries are hosting a saddle-trained wild horse and burro adoption event on Saturday, June 10 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) located at 1721 Snyder Avenue, south of Carson City, Nevada.

Fifteen saddle-trained wild horses and one cart-trained burro from herd management areas on BLM-administered public lands will be offered for adoption. The animals are trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program and receive at least 120 days of training. The saddle-trained, once-wild horses range in age from 5 to 7 years old and vary in weight and color; the burro is a two year old female from the McGee Mountains herd management area located in Nevada.

Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and a competitive-bid adoption, conducted by an auctioneer, follows at 10 a.m. The starting bid for all the animals offered is $150.

A catalog of the BLM wild horses and burro offered for the June 10 adoption is posted on-line at Frequently asked questions about the program are answered at the same site.

Directions to NNCC:

  • From Minden: Take U.S. 395 North (Carson Street). Take Snyder Avenue (NV State Route 518) east for 1.5 miles. Turn right (south) at the NNCC sign and look for directional signs at the far south end of the facility.
  • From Reno: Take I-580 South/U.S.-395 South. Follow to Fairview Drive in Carson City, exit 38. Go east (left) roughly 0.3 miles. Turn right (south) onto Edmonds Drive and go about 2.5 miles. Turn right (west) onto Snyder Avenue. Turn left (south) at the NNCC sign and then look for directional signs at the far south end of the facility.

Potential adopters are asked to enter the NNCC from the north side and watch for signs and event personnel at the extreme south end of the facility directing event participants to the horse corrals and parking.

NNCC rules prohibit the public from wearing any blue clothing, blue jeans, tank tops or shorts at the auction. Also, please no cell phones, cameras or recording devices.

For more information contact John Axtell at 775-885-6146.

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 manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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