$10,000 Reward for information on Wild Horse shooting

From a BLM press release

The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for shooting and killing a wild horse in early October 2015 at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, near Carson City, Nevada.

The BLM currently manages thousands of wild horses in accordance with the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which gives the agency a mandate to protect and manage the animals. The Northern Nevada Correctional Center/Stewart Conservation Camp Saddle Horse and Burro Training Program is a cooperative partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections-Silver State Industries. Through this training program, wild horses and burros are gentled and trained before being adopted. About 60 wild horses and burros are trained and adopted at the facility each year. Currently, the Northern Nevada Correctional Center horse program houses and maintains approximately 1,500 BLM horses.

Individuals with information about this incident are encouraged to call the BLM crime hotline phone number at: 1-800-521-6501


Saddle-trained wild horses available for Carson City adoption on Saturday, February 22

Prison program adoption event

 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections are hosting the first of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events in Carson City on Saturday, February 22, at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) located at 1721 Snyder Avenue.

Fifteen wild horses from ranges on BLM-administered public lands in Nevada and Oregon will be offered for adoption at the NNCC corrals. Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a competitive bid adoption conducted by an auctioneer beginning at 10 a.m. The beginning bid on all horses is $150.

The horses range in age from four to six years and vary in weight and color. The horses are saddle-trained at the NNCC by inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections program and receive at least 120 days of training.

A catalog of BLM wild horses offered for the February 22 adoption is posted on-line at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field.htmlFrequently asked questions about the program are answered at the same site.

Directions to NNCC:

Traveling south on Interstate 580, take exit 38 and turn left on Fairview Drive, make a right on South Edmonds Drive and then another right on Snyder Avenue, then  left into the NNCC. Traveling north on 395, turn right onto East Clearview Drive, then right to South Edmonds drive, and right again onto Snyder Avenue and left into the NNCC.

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