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EWING -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro event providing wild horses and possibly a few yearling and burros March 2-3 at 22295 Sheep Farm Road.

Yearling and burros may not always be available at the event. The animals will be available for selection on March 2-3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All animals available have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, de-wormed, and blood-tested. The event will potentially include sale-eligible animals.

Purchasers receive immediate ownership of the animal on the day of the event. Purchasers should provide adequate feed, care, and an enclosed area such as a corral, barn, stall and other appropriate facilities. The facility may also be a pasture that is suitable for maintaining animals. The BLM is committed to the safety and health of the nation’s wild horses and burros, and requires that animals be transported in a stock-type, step up trailer.

The BLM manages, protects, and controls wild horses and burros under the authority of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. This law authorizes the BLM to remove excess wild horses and burros from the range to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands.

Applicants may submit applications at the site until the close of the event on Saturday. For more information about selecting one of America’s Living Legends, call 1-866-4MUSTANGS (1-866-468-7826) or visit www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency'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.

Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016 -- more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.

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