May 15, 2018 - BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management will be offering nine halter-started wild burros for adoption and sale as part of the Bishop Mule Days celebration from May 25-27, at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, 1234 Sierra St.
Stop by Friday, May 25, from noon to 4 p.m., to preview the gelded jacks and jennies gathered from the Johnnie Herd Management Area northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, which are available to good homes.
BLM California staff will participate in the Mule Days parade on Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. After the parade, animals available for adoption and direct sale will be on display until the competitive bid adoption at 3 p.m. Any burros still available after the adoption will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until 6 p.m., then again Sunday, May 27, between 8 to 10 a.m.
The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive. The wild burros are provided by the BLM Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, which support wild horse and burro management for the three-state region of California, Nevada and Arizona. Excess animals gathered from the range are prepared for adoption at the facility, where they receive vaccinations, deworming, a Coggins test, and freeze marking.
To download an adoption or purchase application, visit https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/adoption-and-sales/how-to-adopt. For questions regarding the burros available or the Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, call 760-384-5765.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily 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.