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BLM brings wild horses to Pineywoods for sale

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Fifty wild horses and burros were brought to Lufkin Friday for a chance to find new homes.

The event was put on by the Bureau of Land Management. The sales take place all over the country as a way to control the wild horse population.

"It's a unique chance to get a chance oat American heritage," said BLM Facility Manager Pat Hofman. "There are probably 50,000 plus wild horses running on the range. Our goal is to get down to 30,000 and ,so by law this is the only methods we have to control their numbers."

The horses can be purchased for $150. There are requirements that buyers must meet in order to walk away with one of the animals.

"This is a good deal," Hofman said. "Most times buying a horse like this could cost between $500 and $1,500. You really can walk away with a good deal."

The sale will continue Saturday morning in Lufkin at the George H. Henderson Expo Center from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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