MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Bureau of Land Management is holding a wild horse and burro placement event
September 8-9, 2023, offering approximately 30 -70 excess animals gathered from western rangelands at the
Washington County Fair Park, 3000 County HWY PV, West Bend, Wisconsin.
“More than 50,000 wild horses and burros are cared for in off-range facilities, including nearly 40,000 wild
horses located on off-range pastures,” said Northeastern States Deputy District Manager Shannon McCrory.
“Adopting a wild horse or burro is a chance to care for, and then own, a part of America’s heritage.”
Adoptions and sales will be held by appointment only from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, September 8, and
from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday, September 9. Scheduling an appointment is preferred, adoptions/sales
are first come first served at the event. Make an appointment to reserve your time slot today! Appointments
can be made via email at The BLM requests all potential buyers and
adopters to disclose their top three preferred time slots when making appointments.
The BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program was designed to help improve rangeland health in overpopulated herd
management areas in the western states and to save taxpayer costs for animals held at off-range holding
facilities. Through this program, qualified adopters are eligible to receive $1000 after one year of issuance of
the certificate of title for an untrained wild horse or burro. The incentive is available for all untrained animals
eligible for adoption with an adoption fee of $125 per animal.
Animals that are over 10 years old or younger animals who were unsuccessfully adopted out to new homes
three times may be sold. BLM staff will be available to identify these animals to interested, qualified buyers.
Purchasers will receive immediate ownership of the animals.
To learn more about BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program, visit

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