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BLM offers reward in wild horse killing near Northern Nevada Correctional Center

Nevada Appeal staff report

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.

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.